During my last visit to Tokyo, I walked 100 kilometers in 3 days. It was tiring, but absolutely amazing. Tokyo is absolutely one of my favorite cities in the world.
My feet were definitely not in the best shape at the end of three days walking!
Two of the three days, I had to walk in my slippers. On the third day, I had some really crappy shoes. By the end of the trip… Well, let’s just say I had used up a lot of bandages.
I found it impossible to find a favorite part of Tokyo. Seriously, you totally fall in love with everything there—the markets, the parks, the housing neighborhoods. We think of Tokyo as jammed subway trains and bustling city streets. However, there is always respite. Whenever I’d go to a park, I felt like I was in the peaceful countryside, not a metropolis.
Tokyo is wide open socially. I saw a lot of the city and there was absolutely no feeling of being an outsider. Tokyo is very diverse, and the people are most friendly and welcoming. The open attitude and kindness of the people is one of the main reasons I love this city so much.
Tokyo is where I went for my walk. I walked to explore, to discover, to navigate freely without fear. Travel opens you up and you become a better person who is more connected to the rest of the world.
If you are looking for ways to make our world a better place, consciously decide to explore new places and cultures without fear. Travel is amazingly rewarding. You learn so much about yourself and the planet we all share.
Remember, there is nothing to be feared. Most people are very friendly and helpful to travelers.
Jacob Laukaitis is a 21 year old digital nomad, who’s already been to more than 30 countries in the last 2 years. He loves making videos of places he visits. My trips and videos are partly covered by Travel-Ticker.com thanks to whom I can fund my travels. You can follow my trips on my personal website JacobLaukaitis.com and on my Instagram profile where I post the best moments from my trips.