“In Tokyo you can only skate at night!” – that’s pretty much the voice we heard from everybody that ever went, as we were planning our trip. “I can’t see shit in the darkness!”, was Maxi’s reaction to that, and the more we talked about it, the more we got stoked to challenge everybody’s proposition.
As days were short, we got up early (mostly a little forced, we stayed in a house with small kids – shout-out & love to Jo), and our daily routine was the same every day:
Breakfast at 7-Eleven, at least an hour on the train to the spot, skate all day, Ramen for dinner at world’s best restaurant in Shibuya, 1 hour train ride back home, beers at 7-Eleven.
As the circle closes, you can already guess how important the convenient stores in our daily routine were, as there were many many 7-Eleven pit-stops during the day which I didn’t even mention. On one rainy day we visited 20 different 7-11 stores in Tokyo. That store just has it all.
The more time we spent out in the streets (and the more we got rained out), we noticed the large presence of bridges in Tokyo’s cityscape. As their architecture mostly creates skate spots naturally, a lot of the bridges were very welcoming territory for our crew.
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