Monday, February 28, 2011

I ♥ Tokyo!!!!!!!!

I have less than a month in Japan! It's crazy! There are things to look forward to, but I'm going to miss some things too, especially Tokyo! Tokyo is by far my favorite place in Japan. So, I need to spend a lot of time there before I leave! :) I went there this past weekend. I did what I typically do, which is wandering around, shopping, and eating. So there's not too much need to talk about what I did. But here are some pictures and videos.


This guy is a member of the popular boy band Arashi. Arashi does a lot of ads for Nintendo, but this one was especially amusing. A grown man is advertising Nintendogs, lol.


Whenever I go out the east exit of Ikebukuro Station I always head straight or to the right. This time I went to the left and just a little bit down the way is an Auntie Anne's! I had no idea that these existed in Japan. I had just eaten lunch so I was able to resist the temptation. Plus, I'll be in America soon enough. I should eat Japanese food now that I wont be able to get back in America.


The Bic Camera in Ikebukuro is very interesting!


I still need to eat a super cute parfait before I leave. These are definitely cute! I need to have one!


It's very common for people to be out on the streets handing out advertising flyers. Often they are handing out packs of tissues with ads on them. I often take the tissues, but even then most people ignore them. However, this guy was very successful! He even did backflips! Though unfortunately I didn't get that on video. :(



That is the Tokyo Sky Tree under construction. There seems to be a lot of obsession with it. There's already a lot of merchandise featuring the Sky Tree.


I stopped in a Starbucks in Ginza for a while. It was a really nice Starbucks and was super busy! I had to wait almost ten minutes for a seat. I had Sakura Cake and a Sakura Latte. The cake was good, but not amazing (though still very cute!), but the latte was sooooooooo good! I bought a tumbler (pink with Sakura on it!) so the drink was free. :) The lighting wasn't very good for getting a picture of the tumbler, but maybe I'll take one later.



I love Ginza at night! :)


And I love Shibuya even more!


store window in Shibuya



I came across a random street performer concert in Shibuya. In Shibuya I've seen many musicians, but this was the first time I had seen so many fans. The girls (and a guy) even knew dance moves!


As I was heading back to the subway station, I saw more street performers.



The next morning I saw the Tokyo Marathon. Many people were running in costumes! Maybe I should have cropped the pictures to focus on the costumes, but I'm lazy. Anyways, do you see the man in a dress?




She found her twin!


Minnie Mouse was a fairly popular costume, among both women and men!




I have no idea...



carrying Hello Kitty to the finish line


Wow... I wonder if this guy finished the race. That looks like it would be difficult to even walk in.



After watching the marathon for a few minutes, I ate breakfast at And On And. The name is really odd, but it's very good! It's like an upscale version of Mr. Donut (it's the same company). I had a raspberry mocha and apple cinnamon roll (well, actually a doughnut without the hole).


This was a dress in LaForet, a mall in Harajuku. Most of the stuff there is super cute, but super expensive. I didn't spend much time on most of the floors, but the basement was fun to browse. It was filled with Lolita stores!


Harajuku was crowded like usual.


dogs in Shibuya


Earlier I said something about wanting to eat a lot of Japanese food before I leave. However, I started really wanting McDonald's, so I gave in. Though I did get some things that you can only get in Japan, such as Shake Shake Chicken and sweet corn. Plus, I got the Happy Set which came with a cute Jewel Pet toy! :)


cute lolita girl in Shibuya


Shibuya


This sign was really funny!

It was a really great weekend and I'm glad I went. On Friday evening I was still kind of debating on whether or not I should go because my allergies were terrible. I didn't want to be miserable in Tokyo. But luckily, my allergies improved in Tokyo and didn't really bother me. Now that I'm back in Toi they are coming back a little bit, but not as bad as before (at least at the moment).

Augh! I'm going to miss Tokyo! :(

5 comments:

  1. Great blog as usual! That sign IS hilarious. "It's dangerous and embarrassing if you get caught between the doors."

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  2. I've been reading through your blog in preparation for my trip to Japan. It's getting me very excited. I love your photos. What camera do you use?

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  3. Thanks! I hope you enjoy your trip (or enjoyed it if you've already gone... this reply is so late!). I use a Canon PowerShot G11. I really like it. :)

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