I was thinking I should share some stories from my Tokyo trip. I will split it into several posts so keep your eyes open for more!
I landed in Tokyo on August 3d and met up with my band mate, friend and little sister SaSa. She lives in Shinjuku and we dropped off my stuff at her place before we went out to eat. I’ve eaten so much great food during my trip, both Japanese and other cuisine. My favorite though had to be sushi (boring, I know), the tuna rice balls from 7 Eleven (true story) and the Korean street food called hotteok. Its like a thick pancake with different sorts of fillings. I had cheese and it was pretty much amazing.
Even though both me and SaSa pretty much lives for food, we of course had time for some serious sightseeing. We went to see the golden statue of Buddha in Yanaka, a district with many Buddhist and Shinto temples. Last time I was in Tokyo I didn’t get to visit many traditional sites of the city so I was very happy about it (even though the heat almost killed us and we ended up having lunch for three and a half hours).
The Golden Buddha at the Zenshoan temple.
The following days we kept exploring the city, such as going to the Obaida island where we watched the Tokyo Bat Fireworks Festival. Many people had dressed up in beautiful yukatas for the occasion which was nice to see.
Of course we also had time to enjoy the modern parts of Tokyo, such as karaoke. Karaoke in Japan might be once of the best ways to party.
SaSa aka Krystal in the karaoke room.
At the end of my visit, we went to see the Imperial Palace East Gardens. It was a nice, peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. We then went to have some Indian curry and karaoke with some of SaSa’s friends.
Imperial Palace East Gardens.
So, to sum up, I think I did all the things one is expected to do while in Tokyo. I had lots of great foods, saw temples, Tokyo Tower, had beer in the izakaya, sang karaoke, went to Disneyland (which is subject to another post) and bought some cool fashions. We also went to the “k-pop” part of Korea Town, which was both fascinating and really fun.
“Idol Park” in Korea town.
This trip really was a dream come true. I didn’t manage to catch any good concerts, but other than that it was pretty much perfect. I will tell you more about it in the next post.
See you soon,