Case in point is the picture to the left. You have several floors of restaurants to choose from. In North America and much of the Western world, most shopping on a high street is on the ground level, maybe the second level.
Japan is built tall. I have been constantly been looking up to see, what am I missing? Especially today in Akihabara which is the being “Electric Town” where you can find anything electronic, and I mean anything.
The Yodobashi has something like 7 floors of everything a consumer would want. We ducked down an alleyway in Electric Town and found vacuum tubes. Looking up was a geeky Maid Cafe where we had lunch.
You definitely have to be looking around when you’re here, in Tokyo. If not, you might miss something you’ve been looking for.