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Neon Wonderland

NightBaba

Tokyo isn’t a beautiful city, except when it rains at night. Then the neon flows into the streets, brighter than liquid gold.

NightShinOkubo
Shin Okubo’s main street
NightShinOAlley
More Shin Okubo
NightKabukicho
Kabukicho
NightBabaStation
Takadanobaba
Lanterns outside a Shin Okubo restaurant
Shin Okubo again

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

One thought on “Neon Wonderland Leave a comment

  1. If there’s one thing Blade Runner taught me, it’s that rain-slicked streets and neon go together better than detectives and internal angst.

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