Day 2 – In Tokyo
Tokyo Monday, 4 July 2011
My first day back in Tokyo, nothing structured here – just my thoughts…
Where did I pick for the first day, something I normally don’t like but when I’m Japan I have to fit into the national pastime, shopping 🙂
I’m writing this sitting in a small yakitori bar in West Shinjuku in the sweltering heat drinking a very welcome beer… Back in Asia!
I need to get a map for Kamikochi and I had quite a surprise – outdoor gear shops are everywhere. I had heard outdoors is ‘in’ in Japan and there it certainly is. After all of this gear I’m really looking forward to the mountains.
I started with a great experience, my Credit card didn’t work, thank Qantas for your over the time fraud detection – next time a phone call before blocking all purchases please.
I had a quick visit to the Metropolitan government building, what a fantastic view!
The shopping is very different to Australia , the prices are so cheap and the range is dramatically bigger than we get in Australia – the advantage of 130 million in such a small spot. And then after the shoo, so many Incredible deserts – yum..
The other thing of course in Shinjuku; people, people absolutely everywhere – not a place to be claustrophobic.
I’m missing a zoom lens, next time I will bring one.