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... to the south and the walk 10 min.
When I get to the Mandrake Anime / Manga shop it is as described but sadly nothing in English. I try to buy 3 different Anime DVD boxsets but the shop has neither of them and cannot order them neither. "Too old - try rare Anime shops". Too old Anime! Well. Europe certainly is behind when it comes to Anime. Bother. :-(
I end up buying some souvenirs to my little brother instead.
Steps / strides today: 13815
... even shops) are located on the second floor or higher here. :-D So different than i am used to. Eventually we found a nice small bar and after a short explanation of the seating charge i was enjoying my first beer. :-)
We noticed that the radio in the bar was only playing Beyonce music and after asking the bartender he told us that he felt like playing Beyonce this evening, all evening. :-D We ordered another round of drinks and after that went back to the hostel and off to ...
... t we have gone somewhere new...somewhere different?
Honestly, my answer is absolutely, most certainly not. This holiday was everything I was hoping it would be. Japan is such a fascinating country, such an exciting place to be, that I could return there for 10 holidays and still enjoy the 10th as much, if not more, than the first.
Will there be a 4th Japan trip? Definitely. No question about it.
Will the 4th Japan trip be the next ...
... by this point and both still stuffed from lunch so we didn't need to bother making dinner. We just headed up to the room and crashed almost right away.
We got up even later on Tuesday, our last full day in Tokyo. We had seen pretty much everything that we had planned on seeing so we called it more of a chill day. We went to the Sky Tree and checked out the shops in the mall under it and then went to the Ryogoku Kokugikan which is the Toyko ...
... a good excuse to explore the streets and alleys of Gion- the tourism types also seem to promote the story of a lucky photographer who happened to catch a few pics of a geisha as she dashed from a home to a waiting cab, and as a result, every time a cab slowed down, tourists were prepping their cameras like a bevy of snipers lining up a target. There were a few shops offering to give tourists the full geisha makeover so I suspect any photos you might see are ...