Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Tokyo is a shitty place. It's SO horrible that just the act of going outside of my hotel room is enough to make me fucking miserable. There's nothing wrong with the hotel I'm in, it's quite nice really. I can play some games, chat to my family, watch TV and all that good stuff but as soon as I step outside I just want to hang myself.
My first big problem with Tokyo is that it's too fucking busy all the fucking time. No matter where I can I can't escape large crowds of people and people who walk around the streets of Tokyo seem to have some kind of problem where they can't stop bumping into things or being in the way. I've only been here for about 2 weeks now and I've lost count of all the times I've been stuck behind large groups of people, been bumped into or pushed around or had to pause because some twatsocket has to stand in a fucking doorway or stairwell to check a map or read his phone or some shit.
Speaking of busy, the trains in Tokyo are the absolute fucking worst thing I have ever encountered in my life and coming from someone who spent 3 months riding around on the PARIS metro then that's saying something. The Tokyo train system is large, confusing and bullshit and getting lost when trying to go somewhere is really fucking easy. Also for some reason, on the line into the place where my hotel is, they just decide to NOT announce the stations. You see in Nagoya, when you arrive at a station an announcement will say something like "You are now arriving at Nagoya" or something, right? But not here, oh no, the train just stops and you get some vague mumble as the door opens that you can't fucking hear because there are too many people talking or whatever and before you know it BAM! you've missed your stop because you were too busy fretting over the map trying to avoid just that. Fucking stupid train, ANNOUNCE YOUR SHIT LOUD AND CLEAR.
Also the sight seeing in Tokyo sucks anus, just go to Kyoto instead. Everything here is way too fucking expensive and way too fucking crowded. Just off the top of my head as a write this rant, the things that people go and usually see are Tokyo Tower or the Sky Tree. Both are overly expensive and not worth it because if you pay the 3000/4000 yen to go to the top or whatever then the only view you get is of a big fucking city. If you live in a big city just go to the top of the highest thing your city has and look at it, it's the same fucking thing. There's a lot more than just those 2 things but to get to them you have to ride the subway so fuck that shit, just stay in the hotel and eat shitty food from Lawson or whatever, you'll have a much better time.
But what pisses me off more than anything else are the people who come here and then brag about it. I've met many people in the UK and Japan who are like "uhh, I've been/lived in Tokyo" like it's some kind of big fucking deal. As if going to the capital of Japan is some kind of massive undertaking and they are so fucking cool for having done it.
Tokyo is Japan on easy mode to be incredibly honest with you. This is the city where all the idiots who can't speak any Japanese go because it's the place where the most English is available. You didn't challenge yourself or do anything amazing by coming here, you did a shitty overly expensive holiday in a city that isn't really distinct from any other shitty capital.
In short, fuck the people, fuck the trains, fuck the sights, fuck the cost of everything, fuck the tourists and FUCK TOKYO!