Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro Kita-Guchi 2
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... of shops all together. I was expecting far more crazy. Thanks to my new Japanese friend, she helped me avoid renting out a $200 modem for data traffic (and people say Canadian telcos are not competitive...) and with some pointing at a map here and there I found my way on the subway towards Tokyo on my own once again. The lady at the counter was kind enough to give me a map of the metro system of Tokyo but holy hell! Never have I ...
... 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, ...
... overpriced (I moaned enough about that at the time so shall not bore you with figures) we headed up the street to find a bar. Within a minute of our walk we were halted by a *****ian fellow, handshakes were exchanged with it rapidly becoming clear that he owned a bar and was hopeful he could attract two smiley faced, Goofy hat wearing customers. It was a walk away but ‘buzzing’, while obviously skeptical we followed him anyway to see for ourselves if ...
Because of today's amazingly good weather we decided to go train in Shinjuku, as we couldn't do that yesterday because of all the rain.
At a lot of spots in Shinjuku you get kicked off pretty fast, as it is the heart of Tokyo were all the government facilities are. After getting kicked off pretty fast from the second spot, we moved on to the next one.
At the ...
... over the place advertising cafes and things like that. Very strange is all we can conclude.
We spent a fair few hours playing with the electrical gadgets and the other random assortment of goods (we could have bought our own toilet seat with all the trimmings... but we didn't) then head on to our next stop - a famous temple.
After walking for over an hour in almost every direction from the train station and still not finding the temple, we finally ...