Sunday 24th July, 2016
To start the day, Ry and I had brunch at Jinnan Curry, just down the road from our apartment.
We had a little wander around the shops and I made a few cheeky little purchases at the huge Forever 21.
Just a group of casual rubbish-collecting samurai by the Shibuya Crossing.
As we walked towards Yoyogi Park, we checked out the Earth Day Market and food market on the way.
So much awesome food.
MEAT PLATTER ME UP!
After filling our bellies, we chilled at Yoyogi Park and wandered around the beautiful gardens.
Love this light.
It’s not every day that you see a meerkat dressed as Donald Duck walking through a park…
The Gindaco do the best takyoaki balls. Get the one with the egg mayo on top and thank me later 😉
We then went to Harajuku and checked out some of the shops on the popular Takeshita Street.
Of course, no trip to Japan is complete without being ULTIMATE SASS-POTS in a Purikura booth.
As the sun set, we headed back to Shibuya and had ramen at a 24-hour Ichiran before a nice, hot bath to soothe those aching feet!
Monday 25th July
For brunch, we had very mediocre food at a fast food chain called Sukiya (which I’m pretty sure gave me food-poisoning) and took the subway to Sendagi station and walked around Yanesen, an old Japanese neighbourhood.
Tennoji Temple was beautiful and so peaceful, unlike a lot of popular, more touristy temples.
Plus, the incense smelt amazing.
Appropriately themed socks for Japan 😉
As we loved Ueno Park so much, we walked back over with Ry catching lots of Pokemon on the way.
We chilled at the café and I began to feel really sick and was actually sick twice (I actually had to run off the train and into a public toilet) so that was a great end to the day.
Tuesday 26th July
The next morning, we headed over to the Tsukiji Fish Market, devouring some delicious fish cakes, tuna and prawn sashimi on our visit.
For lunch, we also had some great sushi that was theatrically made in front of us.
It tasted so fresh and there was sushi there that I hadn’t tried before, like real abalone and raw crab.
UGH, I WANT IT RIGHT NOW.
Ice-cream for dessert!
Ry is obsessed with Akihabara so we took the first of many trips there to check out the figurines.
Yes, this shop is selling cans of air.
WELCOME TO JAPAN!
For dinner, we met Ry’s friend for Thai food in Shinjuku.
While Ry hung out with his friend for a bit longer, I headed back to the apartment, armed with supermarket snacks, to chill out and catch up on some YouTube videos.
When he came back at 11pm, we felt a bit peckish so headed into the city centre and had a few midnight snacks at the 24-hour seafood restaurant.
I love city life and the fact that you can get food at any time of the day!
Obviously, we played Pokemon Go whilst waiting.
On the way home at 1am, we passed a shop that sold loads of random stuff and decided to get each other a surprise present for each other and both ended up with socks.
See you soon for our final 4 days in Tokyo! 😉