Tokyo: Japan day 11

Wow, and now it’s the last day, or more accurately, also a half-day. My last Airbnb place was slightly more capsule-y than the one in Hiroshima. Instead of curtains covering one of the longer sides of a queen, this one covered the foot of a full sized. This meant less privacy but it was also […]

Tokyo: Japan day 10

The morning coming from Nara was full of derps, probably due to not sleeping enough the night before. I was forgetting things left and right, inconveniencing people, etc. But somehow I made it to Tokyo with all my luggage (I stored some in Kyoto) intact. I made some laps around Tokyo Station, enlisting the help […]

Tokyo: Japan day 4

We slept in, and it was a very good call. Our morning was spent doing a second run through of Akiba, where I visited my first Don Quijote and discovered the trap of claw machines. My first impression was that it was going to be hard to win, but I wasn’t sure how it would […]

Tokyo: Japan day 3

Did I mention that Japan is freaky clean? And no trashcans? It’s a thing. NYC is going to burn my eyes with its filth when I get back. So our legs are still sorta dead but we manage. We check out some Tokyo shrines and then bum around Nakamise Street, gazing at the colorful offerings […]

Tokyo: Japan day 2

It was a blur, really. It was also very hot. We were in Shibuya and Shinjuku that day – in the morn we ate these really fluffy pancakes (reminded me of angel food cake, but better) and I had my first order of roasted green milk tea, which was less sweet compared to what you’d […]

Tokyo: Japan day 1

Japan has always been one of those places I thought I’d visit in the far future, a place of unknown lore and exciting past. I’d see pictures on Instagram filled with the red posts of torii gates, the fog of steam wafting off delicious street finds, and think – that’ll be me! someday. So I […]