November - December 2009
  • Day6

    Narita Airport

    December 1, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 55 °F

    We had such a great time Tokyo and we always talk about coming back or even living there. Maybe one day we'll come back and venture out of the city. Until we see you again Tokyo, we love you!

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  • Day5

    Shinjuku, Tokyo

    November 30, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    Mic finally got her tempura fix! Their way for ordering food was genius by using a machine and pictures. Its funny because our first night we felt too shy and overwhelmed to actually try this but after a couple days we were confident and plus it was pretty easy. And the food was so good!

  • Day5

    Shinjuku, Tokyo

    November 30, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    This place rivaled Shibuya to me. They're both pretty similar in many ways with their shopping and bright lights but I think Shinjuku looked a bit more cleaner. Mic was on point when she described the signs for the businesses looking like books. Such a cool place.

  • Day5

    Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, Japan

    November 30, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 50 °F

    As an anime fan and also a Studio Ghibli fan coming here made me extremely happy. The funny thing was getting a ticket at Lawsons (their 7-11) was pretty difficult because the ticket machine was in kanji. But the cashier was helpful and kind enough to show us how. The Ghibli Museum was the farthest we ventured out of Tokyo. We really enjoyed the ride and a glimpse of life in another city in Japan. I wasn't expecting the size of Disneyland or anything but their attention to detail was right up there Disney. Their exhibits of their art and the huge statute from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Sun was amazing to see.Read more

  • Day5

    Tsukiji Fish Market

    November 30, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 46 °F

    On our last full day in Tokyo we chose to take on the Tsukiji Fish Market, Ghibli Museum, Shinjuku and then Shibuya.

    We had to wake up extra early for Tsukiji but it was worth it! Its crazy how huge tuna are and how huge the fish market was. We were like in a whole different world. Never-ending aisles and aisles of fresh seafood. And while we were there we had sushi for breakfast...the best sushi we've ever ate. If I were to pick my last meal it would sushi from this restaurant we ate at. The funny thing was we randomly chose Daiwa Sushi yet it was actually the place Mic wanted to try in the first place. I've never tasted sushi so fresh--even the uni didn't have a hint of fishiness to it!Read more

  • Day4

    Shibuya, Tokyo

    November 29, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    The famous street crossing in Shibuya! It is the most populated street crossing in the entire world. We got some drinks from Starbucks and watched from a couple of stories up. It's crazy to see that many people cross. Mic wanted to see it during the day and plus we can visit the Hachi statue that honors the obedient dog which became a frequently used meeting place. While walking around Shibuya we visited Madarake--a cool underground manga joint. Shibuya felt a little older and a little gritty than the other places we visited in Tokyo but we still loved it. We ended up coming here twice!Read more

  • Day4

    Harajuku, Tokyo

    November 29, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    In the heart of this street was this super delicious tonkatsu joint that was quiet and not terribly busy. It was a such a contrast to was happening outside. After walking around and window shopping we stopped by this bridge were some cosplayers were hanging out. Did I mention they were fearless?

  • Day4

    Harajuku, Tokyo

    November 29, 2009 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 52 °F

    We had a great time people watching and did some shopping! Young japanese are fearless when it comes to fashion.