No city is capable of such sensational physical and emotional metastasis quite as Tokyo can. The city seems to come alive with every inch of vanishing daylight, abuzz with locals and tourists, businessmen and schoolgirls alike. Tokyo’s signature of sleepless chaos by night is just as keenly felt as its organised serenity by day. To witness this transformation, I happened to be in Ginza, one of the city’s Top 3 night owl destinations (Shinjuku and Harajuku rounding out Top 3).
Ginza by night ignites a potpourri of senses: the luxurious, the unbridled and the effervescent. With its neon wonderland of sights and sounds, Tokyo’s upscale retail district morphs effortlessly into a classy revellers’ playground.