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... all the high-rises and the neon lights. Tokyo at night looks like something out of a video game, it all seems so futuristic and foreign. We're not in Bishopstown anymore lads! After a brief stop to stock up on some proper (non-airplane) food, ie.lots of riceballs (I got very excited) - we arrived back to the hostel.
Our room is small but very well kitted out - the Japanese ...
... have seen if we had gone inside one of them. After exploring the streets of Shibuya, mainly just by walking past the many shops, high fashion or otherwise, we caught the train from Shibuya to Shinjuku.
In Shinjuku we again followed the guide and visited the rooftop gardens on top of the Takashimaya shopping centre. I bought two Oxford Cotton Button Downs (or OCBDs as they're known on some places on the internet) from a shop I noticed was ...
... so everything is fully booked around Fuji so we decide to go to Kamakura first. But when we arrive in Kamakura most of the hotels are fully booked or too expensive. So we decide to take Yokohama as a base for the next days. This was quite a good alternative. Yokohama is the second city of Japan and we expected it would be just another busy city, but the port of Yokohama has a beautiful skyline, big shopping malls and many different areas with all kinds ...
... mine than Rikki did with his! At about 6pm, we sat down to the dinner that Etsuko had kindly made for us. We had Katsu curry with rice and some salad. The curry was really good, it's fast becoming my favourite Japanese dish! For dessert, we had a slice of Japanese sponge cake, I forget the name of it, with a cup of Japanese tea. We were so full after the meal! We chatted with Etsuko until around 8pm and then set up our beds for the ...
... offers an 'English menu', it can mean food for English speakers NOT an English translated menu.
The large temple here was also amazing.
Its was at this point the jet-lag really started to kick in. We were very lucky to find an English speaking guide at the subway station to explain how to buy tickets and calculate the fare to pay (it is quite complex!).
Altogether, not a bad start on this trip.