Tsukiji, Ikebukuro, Harajuku, Shibuya, Meguro
Not so many pictures today, today was mainly an eating and shopping fest. Once again we were up at 4 in the morning so at 6:30 we decided to walk to Tsukiji. It was only a mile away so we thought we'd build up our appetite for some sushi and beer for breakfast.
Later that morning we hopped on the subway to Ikebukuro because Marvin recommended going to a place called Namjatown for some gyoza. He failed to tell us that to get into Namjatown there was an admission fee, and that we couldn't even read the signs to get in there. Hey Marv, don't you know that we're too cheap for that?? We decided to walk around Ikebukuro and Sunshine City instead.
Randy went into an electronics store to look for new headphones. This is what he ran into...there were about 4 different sections like this! All of them were headphones!! Talk about overwhelming!!
I was also on a mission to find some stuff that Kathy wanted me to pick up for her from Hello Kitty. ..
For lunch we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Negishi. Beware if you click on the link, it's in Japanese so you may have to download google translator or something. It's a chain of restaurants that specializes in beef tongue and other grilled meats
and I ordered the tongue. It also comes with a very light oxtail soup in a clear broth with green onions...yummy!
It always amazes me how disciplined the Japanese are. Everywhere you go, people are patiently standing in line, single file. On the escalators, the right side is for people walking up only.
We weren't gonna eat dinner but we couldn't pass up the chance to eat at our favorite tonkatsu restaurant, Tonki....sorry, it's in Japanese again! We weren't even hungry after all of that but they don't open for lunch on Sundays so we had no choice since we leave tomorrow. It's a very easy restaurant to find if you know the area, but if not, here's how to get here:Get off at Meguro station, and go out the West exit. This is what the west exit looks like from the outside.
It was another exhausting day, but this time I made it to midnight! It's now time for me to go to bed, I'll see you guys soon!! Oh, I saw this guy on TV today and I thought he was handsome. He actually looked better on TV than on this poster.