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... you as a prince or princess! I think the word is Bizarre! Today we went to Shibuya and spent a few hours to look around but ended up in Starbucks overlooking one of the busiest pedestrian crossings in the world. It's truly amazing to see when the different sides meet and create a sea of people. We were not even there when it was rush hour! Today I tried octopus candy and let's just say it's nice nice!! Taste of seawater ...
We have been looking forward to Japan, for me (Col) it's been a place I've wanted to see for ages. We had so many expectations, strange people, modern cities and beautiful landscapes. Japan didn't disappoint! Here's what we got up to during our 5 days there. Day 1 We arrived in Tokyo Narita airport around 3pm on the 1st July having had a decent and short flight from Taiwan. We caught a bus to downtown Ikebukuro where we had booked 5 nights in a cheap hotel. We had ...
... and it was really pretty...it almost felt like there was snow above your head. There were some vendors selling food although as usual we were unsure as to what the food actually was so avoided it!!!
After cherry blossom we had one last stop for the day, Shibuya. This area was similar to Shinjuku...lots of lights, restaurants and shops but its famous for its street crossing. The traffic lights change to red in all directions and people cross the ...
... We went in and were shown to a private booth. In a mish-mash of English and Japanese we ordered vegetable sushi, miso soup and beer. The sushi was esoteric to say the least. Wew had five pieces each which were topped with raw vegables: maize, lotus root,pumpkin, okra and possibly grass. Still it was tasty and we tackled it with chopsticks. Some of the other dishes there were interested: smoked tuna guts, boiled squid legs and ...
... spot the Sumo") completed our day.
Our final full day in Tokyo we decided to get up early to go see the
main fish market where all the sushi restaurants buy their fresh fish. Sadly it was a holiday and the market was closed but at least we were up early.
Next stop was Yoyogi park to spot some cosplay (people who dress up as their favourite film, manga or computer game characters). ...
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