Christmastime in Tokyo. I strongly recommend it. It was such a treat to visit this incredible city with my family and explore it together. Despite the cold, the city was festive and buzzing with hopes for the New Year.
The Japanese culture places emphasis on ritual and respect, which effectively made each experience special, no matter how small, and reminded me of what AM is all about.
I did my best to narrow down hundreds of images to the ones below to give you a taste of Tokyo and, hopefully, inspire you a bit.
Wishing you a wonderful start to the New Year! xx
Hello Kitty traffic "cones" - amazing
Collection of Sake Barrels for New Year's celebrations at the Meiji Shrine
The Meiji Shrine
New Year's wishes are written on these wooden plaques at the Meiji Shrine
Me and the fam in front of the first gate to the Imperial Palace
One of the only surviving streets from the Edo period, houses dozens of tiny bars
Sensō-ji (Asakusa Kannon) Temple entrance
The market surrounding Sensō-ji
Kawaii (cool) Santas in Shibuya
Taking in some Murakami at the Mori Art Museum