Tokyo – a holiday in the world’s greatest metropolis
Created by Mondo for Finnair
The web of lines in many different colours form an enormous pattern. The image is both confusing and fascinating: can you possible make any sense of this? The Tokyo Subway Route Map is like a work of modern art. And so is Tokyo itself: huge, packed to the hilt and incredibly intriguing.
The metropolis of 38 million people is not so much a destination for seeing specific sights as for exploring the different city districts, each with its own unique character. In Shibuya, you stop and watch the spectacle of a crossing with throngs of people crossing the road from different directions all at once. In Harajuku, you marvel at the surreal cosplay and Elvis characters. Akihabara’s huge department stores full of electronics and manga merchandise defy belief. Shinjuku is where you go to while away the evening in the small bars of the area of Golden Gai right next to the city’s skyscrapers. Shimokitazawa is the hangout of Tokyo’s bohemian alternative crowd.
A holiday in Tokyo is in many ways a trip into the future of humanity. If you’ve ever wondered what it is like to live in world ram-packed with people, the answer can be found in Tokyo: very colourful.