The Big City

Contributed By Natalie

The Japan I was introduced to is one of vast contrasts. Our trip to Tokyo only helped to confirm these impressions. Within the space of 24 hrs I had seen empty Tokyo streets and crowded, bustling shopping arcades. The homeless sleeping in the subway stations and camped in the parks while nearby the ritzy ‘people-watching’ cafe patrons sipped their caffe lattes.

I’ve compiled a selection of my favorite images from this trip. From the Imperial Palace to the vibrant arcades to impressive shrine ceremonies. Enjoy!

About the author

Adventure Correspondent Cameron L. Martindell is a freelance adventure travel and expedition writer, photographer and filmmaker who founded in 2000. He has contributed to Elevation Outdoors Magazine, The Gear Junkie, National Geographic, The Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Outside, Backpacker, Wired, Australian Geographic, and others. He has been to all seven continents and lived on five of them, including a four-month stint at the South Pole. Cameron has more than 10 years of mountain search and rescue experience, is an Eagle Scout, has been an Australian bush firefighter, competes in sailing regattas, plans national and international youth programs, guides Oregon rafting trips and Australian bush backpacking trips.

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