Tokyo City

Like Kyoto, it was hard to spot any tasteful modern buildings in Tokyo. Because there was a rush to build after the Second World War, perhaps less thought was given to design and more to necessity.

Tokyo Station Hotel and students
Tokyo Station Hotel

The only stylish buildings I spotted were two not so modern ones. The first was the Tokyo Station Hotel connected to Central Station that appeared to be a favourite backdrop for hoards of students around town. The second building housed the National Diet Library and the International Children’s Literature Library.

National diet and Int Children's literature libraries
National Diet and International Children’s Literature Library, Tokyo

I entered this building past a tasteful staircase before I discovered a restaurant with friendly helpful staff where the most expensive lunch meal was only 720 yen that included miso soup and coffee.

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