So glad to have shoes off right now. We walked… I don’t even know how many miles but I’m grateful I considered comfort when packing. I am bummed I didn’t consider fashion. Everyone here is more trendy than me, and even though I’m a normal sized person, I’m pretty sure I won’t fit into any of the adorable shoes I keep seeing.
Plus I finally have a place to wear fun leggings and tights but I did not bring them!
We wandered around 5 areas today, including Kichijoji, Shibuya and Shinjoku, and two others I don’t remember. There were a ton of train rides and after a couple hiccups Vincent and I are pros at scanning our Suica cards.
While wandering, Vincent and I found this Irish pub!
I took this picture for my brother.
We also wandered into a noisy, smoky casino that was pretty full for a Friday afternoon. People were playing pachinko. We also went into the Gap, saw a Mcdonalds, Lush, The Body Shop, Starbucks all over that looks just like home, and Kentucky Fried Chicken.
We visited a few bookstores and I bought my first souvenir/Christmas present! From a store called BookOff. And all I know how to say is thank you, so when I was buying the book, Dain had to translate when the sales girl asked if I wanted a bag and I just stood there.
Halloween is coming!
We learned that there is a whole genre of manga for women. And I browsed a Real Simple magazine with Japanese style houses. The first bookstore we went to had 9 stories. We wandered 8 floors but the 9th was employees only.
We lunched at a nice Japanese restaurant where I had tuna and rice. Vincent had nishin?? (fish) udon. He said it was very salty. We also had green tea/matcha.
Drinks here are not as sweet but are just as tasty. We’ve had coca-cola, green tea, Thai iced tea and vitamin water. All of it is yummy but not overly sweetened like drinks in the US. I like it better.