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Kabukicho

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  • Day4

    Tokyo - Robot Restaurant

    July 14, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    Went up to Tokyo and were glad to meet up with Chris and Alex, not-so-fresh off the plane.

    I have no words for the Robot Restaurant. Except...not really a restaurant.

    Had a solid bowl of ramen and went to bed.

  • Day13

    Tokyo Day 1

    March 16 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    CF session with Ben in the morning to make sure we would be hungry later (!).
    We all (+ Ed who arrived only that day) meet for traditional soba in the Harajuku / Omotesando area.
    Afternoon walk in Omotesando, Cat St etc. up to close to Shibuya, and coffee break at traditional Hato house.
    Memorable dinner (at least for me!) at sushi master Tanaka. Always a unique experience.
    Later evening was gyoza supper, then Golden Gai drinks, and unbelievable Nangi ramen to finish the night... We pushed it!
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  • Day1

    Arriving in Tokyo

    March 24, 2017 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    After a long and tiring plane journey where basically no sleep was had, we were excited but sleepy arriving in Japan. We had a few bits to sort out ready for the next few days of travel, which was time consuming but everyone we spoke to was very helpful. We are now checked in to our hotel and looking forward to having some food and an explore (whilst trying really hard to stay awake till Japanese night time!)Read more

  • Day71

    Tokyo

    August 28, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    kommen am Nachmittag in Tokyo im Stadteil Shinjuku an#gehen zu Fuss zur Hauptstation Shinjuku und nehmen von dort aus den Zug nach Shibuya#gehen in ein Restaurant und geben unsere Bestellung via Tablet auf, die bei jedem Tisch montiert sind#das Essen ist sehr deftig und lieht uns noch eine Weile auf dem Magen#als es eindunkelt gehen wir zu einer Überführung, von wo aus wir eine gute Sicht auf die bekannte Shibuya Kreuzung haben#es wimmelt nur von Menschen#danach durfte natürlich das Shoppen auch nicht fehlen#sind heute wieder einige Kilometer gelaufen und machen uns auf den Weg zurück ins Hostel#Read more

  • Day72

    Tokyo

    August 29, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    heute machen wir uns einen gemütlichen Tag, schliesslich gehts morgen auf den Mt. Fuji#bereiten uns vor gehen den Weg Ab zu unserem Treffpunkt am nächsten Tag, suchen die Zugverbindungen für Freitagabend heraus, erkundigen uns über die Nutzung der Coinlockers um unser Gepäck beim Bahnhof einzuschliedden#haben heute ein Tagesticket für die Metro gelöst#gehen danach nochmals nach Shibuya, um die Kreuzung bei Tag zu sehen#danach fahren wir mit der Metro nach Ginza, nach einer kurzen Runde dort gehen wir schnell wieder weiter#Ginza ist das Bonzenviertel von Tokyo und entspricht uns überhaupt nicht#kommen uns under dressed vor#gehen zurück nach Shinjuku#packen unsere Tagesrucksäcke für unser zweitägiges Trekking#gehen was essen und danach zu den Tokyo Metropolitan Gouvernment Towern#der Lift braucht 55 Sekunden für 48 Stockwerke#von hier aus hat man eine tolle Aussicht über Tokyo#anschliessend gehts zurück ins Hostel und ab ins Bett, damit wir morgen fit sind#Read more

  • Day31

    Kabukicho

    September 1, 2016 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 26 °C

    קאבוצ'יקו נקרא על שם תאטרון קאבוקי שהיה אמור להפתח שם, אבל לא נפתח מעולם. השם נשאר.
    זה רחוב החלונות האדומים, אפשר להגיד, רק בלי זונות (או לכאורה בלי זונות).
    נחשב איזור אולי קצת מפוקפק, הגעתי אליו בטעות מבלי לדעת שזה זה, וחיש מהר שחום עור ניגש אלי ושאל אותי מה אני עושה הערב והאם בא לי לבלות במועדון החשפנות שלו.
    זה היה קצת מטריד. אבל אני מניח שאם אתה מגיע למקום כזה מוכן, זה לא כזה נורא.
    That being said, לא הייתי נותן לחברה שלי להסתובב כאן לבד.
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  • Day7

    A long walk for a cocktail

    July 16, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Thanks to the crap iPhone map feature compared to my far superior Google maps (yes, I am an android snob) we ended up walking around in circles looking for some gay bars, or rather lesbian bars because Agasei didn't wanna go to mixed ones. We managed to find a tiny one called Diamond Holic. It was a proper saloon bar effect when I walked in. Everyone turned round and looked at us. I kind of expected it, not because I'm a foreigner (although that probably didn't help matters) but I have read that these tiny lesbian bars have a lot of regulars and don't really have time for newbies. Anyway it was late because of the satnav so we only really had time for 1 drink before the trains finished so we left. We did look for others in the way with no luck. I'll stick to The Lisbon back home then yeah?Read more

  • Day9

    Someone's Birthday!!!!!

    August 17, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Wednesday in Nagoya was bright and sunny. Appropriate given the auspicious day.

    The Birthday Girl and I were up early and off to explore the wilds of Nagoya. The ryokan didn't do breakfast so we had to find somewhere easy so we hit Starbucks and Kanamaya Station, a cop out I know but it was simple. There are a few Starbucks in Japan as well as McDonald's and KFC. Have also seen a couple of Dominos Pizza places.

    We wanted to go to a museum and garden but the issue was they didn't open until 10am and we didn't have a lot of time. So we ended up walking quite a long way into the centre of Nagoya to have a look around.

    There are a few interesting shops in Japan and Loft Department store is one of the big homemaker type stores selling all sorts of stuff you don't see in Oz. We poked around there for a while and bought a few bits and pieces before we headed out to find somewhere for lunch. Of course there was an Italian Pasta place close by so we dropped in to give it a try. In short it was actually pretty good. We have had Italian a couple of times since we have been here and the Japanese actually do a pretty good job though the language issue can make ordering a bit of a challenge.

    Nagoya has a sister city arrangement with Los Angeles so they have a replica Hollywood Walk of Fame in one of their parks.

    We then wandered back to Nagoya station, collected our bags from the ryokan and headed for the Shinkansen to Tokyo.

    This time in Tokyo we are staying in the less up market end of town, Shinjuku. Our first stay in Tokyo was in Ginza with all the high end shops so the streets were neat and very clean. Shinjuku is ... less classy. As always it is very crowded and very noisy and the action seems to go on all night. There are lots of small lanes full of various restaurants and other establishments. One thing we have found across Japan (except in Ginza) is the Pachinko Parlours. Pachinko is as close as you will get to poker machines in Japan. Gambling for money is illegal so any Pachinko winnings are given in other forms - prizes or vouchers. They are always very loud and very smoky.

    Smoking in Japan is tolerated. Smokers have their own smoking rooms on train platforms which are a glass boxes full of people puffing away, must be very unhealthy in there! There are also areas on the footpath designated as smoking areas and smoking carriages on trains.

    Another thing I have noticed is the issue around parking. As I have said streets in Japan are small. Out in the burbs you really can't have 2 cars pass each other on the average street so street parking is not an option and if there are street spots they are usually metered. This begs the question where do people park? Simple, they either park in their garage or they park in one of the paid parking lots around the place. So if someone comes to visit you they have to either park their car on your property somewhere or pay to park in one of these parking yards. I guess this is why the Japanese focus on public transport so much as most of them wouldn't own a car. Some of these parking lots can be quite large and take 20+ cars, others closer to the centre of the city are very small and may only take 4 or 5.

    Another thing is push bikes. There are loads of people riding bikes and they are really dangerous. They zoom up the footpath and don't ring a bell so they scare the hell out of you. You also get the clowns who ride a bike and text at the same time. This means there are great parking lots of bikes in some cities. Often times I noticed the bikes might have had a lock on them but they weren't actually chained to anything, very honest people.

    Anyway in Shinjuku we stayed in the Shinjuku Prince Hotel which is a bit bigger than the place in Ginza and has a view as we are on the 16th floor. In fact we can see Godzilla.

    Seriously. See the photos.

    To celebrate the Someone's Birthday we went to the nice restaurant in the Hotel on the 25th floor. Japanese food of course with some nice wine. Very good and she had a good night.

    Tomorrow ... we are at a lose end! Our last full day in Tokyo so we'll have to see where we end up!
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Kabukicho, 歌舞伎町

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