International voyeurism

What timing — Google Maps is finally offering street views of Tokyo. Now I can check out the sights without dying of heat exhaustion! (Of course, the usual unsavory discoveries apply.) Really, though, I hope I can afford to spend some serious time over there someday. The sheer density and substance of the city fascinates me, and nothing would make me happier than to have about three months to dedicate to simply exploring its width and breadth. Maybe when I’m rich! (i.e. never)

Meanwhile, at stately Wayne Manor…

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9 thoughts on “International voyeurism

  1. Holy bunches of oats, they have my apartment in Kawanishi! Damn you Google, you just filled up my next couple of hours.

  2. I must say, Tokyo is so big and dense that it actually intimidates me, which is odd because I’m from New York. This may be a bit of Kansai bias, but I’ve grown to really prefer Osaka because it’s got all the big-city flavor (and I do mean flavor) but without the mind-numbing size. Meanwhile, Google Maps stopped working for me recently so I haven’t had a chance to play with the new Japanese street views. I don’t understand why, but nothing loads in either Firefox or IE. Am I simply trying their services at the wrong times of day?

    Lumber Baron…wow, I also live in Kawanishi.

  3. I suppose I should say former apartment. The beautiful Condominium Maru no Uchi next to Takiyama station. And yes, we should all talk about how awesome Kansai is.

  4. I’ll bet Puzzler Collection has 2000 puzzles like those old street calculators have 7000 variations on Tetris.

  5. “No mention of Geometry Wars 2? Say it ain’t so!”

    Aaaaawwwwwwwwwwwww dangit. I’ll get that one in next week; don’t know why I missed it.

  6. I have no idea whether or not this game is terrible, but the Little League game for the NES was awesome. I’m not sure why, but something about the balance was just perfect. Not baseball stars, but still pretty awesome.

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