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Travel Blogs from Toshima
... here. Shopping in a Japan grocery store is quite challenging. Most stuff I did not recognize and the rest was mostly noodles, fish, sushi and mystery meat so you can imagine my delight when I found a can of Pringles, Kellogg corn flakes and the small beef section. I am hoping the white container I bought is actually milk. I haven't opened it yet but I guess I will find out in the morning. ...
... br> this little Japanese man comes up to us and asks if we would like to see inside
and promptly unlocks the door for us and opens the shop. We didn’t ask him, but
we assumed he had just closed for the day and noticed us looking and opened up
for us. We’re not sure if he was the owner or just an employee. We found this
beautiful green traditional tea pot that was handmade. We fell in love with it
and bought it on the spot. After that we ...
... told how bad we were, we left the temple and tried a few local delicacies.
We then headed to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building to get a view over Tokyo. It was a free observation deck, and we like free so headed on up.
After admiring the view from up high, we headed to a shopping centre and found a place that did Katsu - Ton Katsu Wako. We cannot tell you how relieved we were to be able not only communicate with the staff and read an English menu, ...
... shop I wanted to visit - forever 21 - an American shop. It was a massive shop and I bought more nice things! We returned to our apartment and all went out for dinner to a different restaurant. Once we all received our food and didn't enjoy it, mu suggested we should move on! We all stared at her and thought she was crazy, but the idea grew on us and we paid and left! We went back to the same restaurant where we ate ...
... walking along the river and through parks and enjoying the breath taking view from the TMG (Tokyo Metropolitan Government) tower.
At night we went to a crazy district with neon, neon and even more neon signs and crowd everywhere to have a nice dinner.
During the past night, we woke up because the floor of our hostel room was moving up and down. A small earthquake in scale 2! I`d always expected an earthquake ...