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Witness My Life In The Heart Of Tokyo

Witness My Life In The Heart Of Tokyo

on Aug. 12, 2009 by

My first month in Tokyo was an absolute bliss, living among the friendliest people in the world in Tokyo's Sangubashi area where I took most of these photos and videos.

yoyogi hachiman station in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanhappy birthday in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanmy new gyaru-o haircut in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japantokyo metro in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo lifestyle is a compilation of my first month in Tokyo. I moved at the end of July for 3 full months to the city of my dreams.

downtown shibuya in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanhmv in a shibuya sidestreet in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanthe tokyo railway system in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandonburi is delicious in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

My trip to Tokyo was such a success in 2007 thus I had to go again. I rented an apartment in Sangubashi next to Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo which was very close to my favorite districts of Shinjuku (business district) and Shibuya (fashion district).

summer festival in shibuya in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japansummer festival in shibuya

The apartment was provided by Sakura House, a fantastic property rental company for foreigners in Tokyo. Everyday was a delight waking up and knowing I was living in Tokyo, nothing on this planet could replace that feeling.

sangubashi in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japansangubashi station in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanmatt and hachiko in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japankaraoke in shinjuku with heather, jasmine and max in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japancute pink van in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanyuko at baby doll doggy store in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japangiant beetle at yoyogi park in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandrinking games in kabukicho above a classic little bar in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The apartment was very small, the washroom was made all out of plastic (almost like a complete unit), there were shared wash/dryer facilities, free internet with the apartment, below was an Izakaya and across was a McDonald's, train station was a 2 minute walk, and delicious fresh Sushi was available at the Supermarket a few blocks away.

birthday drinks in kabukicho in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanbirthday drinks in kabukicho

Sangubashi is a pretty rich area, many successful Japanese people live here and I am happy to have had the privilege to live among them.

vending machines in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanshibuya downtown in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanshopping in japan in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japansmap softbank ad in shibuya in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanmanga available for free at the karaoke in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanheather, max, jasmine and team tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanno pedestrian only in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanmatt and heather in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

The first month was very difficult in getting settled and getting used to actually living in Tokyo. I went to BIG CAMERA to purchase a wireless internet stick.

shibuya crossing in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanshibuya crossing

I had to fill out all the paperwork in Japanese which was a mental disaster and took forever to figure out. The internet stick gave me the ability to still do my daily work while traveling through Japan.

my washroom before I left Canada in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanleaving my cabinet behind in Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanB-1 Dynamite!! in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japansiper at yoyogi park in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japaned hardy in shibuya - oh no in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japandelicious burgers in tokyo in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanmy new tokyo belt in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japanharajuku crossing in Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

My best feeling was the moment the cab dropped me off in front of my new apartment at night after a long flight, train ride and obtaining the house key. I will never forget this moment, it was total bliss. I jumped immediately in the shower, ordered some ramen noodles and passed out in my comfy bed.

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