After our short exploration in Shanghai, we crashed at our very run down hotel that we stayed at and woke up very early in the morning for a quick, street food breakfast and then explored the area.
Being outside the city center, we just so happened to be staying next to an extremely poor neighborhood. Definitely a side of China that isn't openly spoken about, but what quite an experience photographing. From street food that costs only a mere 1 yuan (15 cents), stray dogs, chickens, ducks, and many other interesting sights.
After a long morning of walking around and shooting, we headed back to Pudong Airport and boarded our flight to Japan. After landing, I realized that getting into Japan is just as difficult to getting into the states when you're a non-citizen. About four different forms of paperwork later, passport control and customs, we finally got out, claimed our rail passes, and got to our Airbnb.
We were immediately blown away by the cleanliness, efficiency, architecture, lights, and most of all polite and kind people of Japan. I was in a fantasy world; Japan was everything I imagined to me and better. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.