As soon as we got back to Tokyo, I realized how spoiled and lazy we were back in Okinawa. We had a driver so we didn't commute, the bears buying whatever we want, and an aunt who prepares good food. Can you just imagine how stingy we all got as soon as we got in charge of budgeting our money for food, transportation and shopping? HAHA
Two years ago, we went to Harajuku to see cosplayers and I found Takeshita Street - a pedestrian-only street with local funky stores and restaurants across Harajuku Station. This is also where I buy most of my pasalubongs and last-minute souvenirs. I remember spending three hours in Daiso buying cute stuff I don't really need.
After doing a little shopping (where's Mama Bear now that I need her?) we walked to Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park for some Japanese culture and foliage.
Since we were on a budget, we walked from Harajuku to Shibuya. Worst Idea Ever: Boots!
We haven't been to the Famous Shibuya Crossing and we wanted to experience the moment of organized chaos (parang deconstructivism lang ah haha) in the streets.
Here's the view from Shibuya 109
We didn't bother getting coffee at Starbucks Tsutaya because I researched it's the busiest Starbucks in the world!
If you're planning to check out the famous crossing, take the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station and go out at Hachiko Exit. My advise is to visit during dinnertime to see neon lights and video screens, which gives you the feeling like you're in NY.
We didn't stay that long tho because we had to meet up with our cousin in Odaiba for Sega Joypolis.
That's what you guys get for sleeping on me!!! HAHA
A used to collect Gundam action figures. It was a treat for the 12 year old in him. Tourists have this theory it will come to life when Earth is under attack because the Japanese always build with function and purpose.
It connects Odaiba to the rest of Tokyo.
This was a treat for the I-haven't-been-in-New-York in me.
Our first decent meal of the day.
A: You have to check out the comfort room!!!
A: You'll see!!!
One of the crazy things you will only find in Japan: A urinal with an iPad
As soon as we got inside, we tried all of the rides and shenanigans. Here's A and I if we were seals. HAHAHAHA
We also went inside Sadako Yamamamura's House!
Let's just say what happens in Odaiba stays in Odaiba. HAHA
Gimme some love!
This is just 1/2 of our shenanigans in Tokyo. I can't wait to share my BUxJapan Version where I met fellow Lookbookers, Kiko, Ashley and Gervin!