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... a headache. Day 1 has mainly involved wandering the streets taking it all in and trying to figure out how things work. I think my biggest surprise is how beautifully the women are dressed. I was expecting wackiness everywhere and while there are a couple of 'independent spirits', (grown women dressed as baby girls, natch) the vast majority are very stylish. Shocker. As well as window shopping I also spent a couple of hours at Shinjuku Gyoen gardens, a ...
... dense shopping areas, such as Akihabara and Harajuku, offer an overload of choice, something sorely lacking among all the chain stores in the U.S. In these areas, there are simply too many stores (all about the size of a matchbox and often on the 3rd sub-basement or the 9th story up), offering too many options to choose from. It's overwhelming, but also amazing to see all the possible varieties of styles, colors, sizes, textures, etc.
Greetings from Tokyo!
I departed Bangkok at 11:15 pm and over-nighted on a 767 in the middle seat...ugh. After 2 hours of broken sleep I was ready to terrorize Tokyo a la Godzilla. I was off the plane at 7am and on the train by 730. Luckily my bag was checked through so I was travelling light.Having only a small bag was crucial as trains in Tokyo can get squishy especially at rush hour. I wanted teeming masses of humanity ...
... at Shibuya station at the end of every day, arriving precisely when the owner’s train would arrive. Hachiko would continue to wait for his owner for the next nine years following his master’s death. Touching stuff, I know, hence our wanting to see the statue.
We could walk directly from the park to Shibuya, so we did, because we’re hard-core travellers and all. Complaining about how our backs and feet hurt the entire way we walked all of the 1.5km to ...
c. Harajuku crepe
e. Taiyaki- fish shaped pancake filled with red bean paste
f. Dango- a sticky rice ball held on a stick coated with soy sauce and sugar
g. kitkat and its odd flavours
h. Kuzu-zakura- filled with azuki bean paste and made from arrowroot.