tokyo is a city's city. so happening, so crowded, so east it's west. and the things the kids are wearing these days- so stylin'!
sensoji temple was really beautiful, the shops, the huge lanterns, the temple itself (tokyo's oldest) and of course the gardens. someday when i have my millions and an actual garden... i want it to be japanese style complete with waterfall, koi and bridge.
near the temple, ben got really excited about japanese dr pepper and i got excited to see the "japanese haved ice" being made.
and since our time was so short in tokyo, we only got to spend the rest of our time in the shibuya area where all the young hipsters hang out and eat. it also has the busiest intersection in the world. supposedly.
sushi. sushi is what we wanted. but for some reason it was difficult to find. so maybe it's just not as popular as america japanese food is made out to be.
but we finally found some. and it was great. and the tempura probably greater.
and we got to visit a muji store in tokyo. muji is a japanese home store... that ben and i discovered and fell in love with in milano on our honeymoon. and lucky for me, the only usa muji stores are in nyc. i would buy everything in the store if i could afford it, but for now i may need a few house warming gifts for ben and i.
what i am saying is, i have a thing for muji.
i would definitely go back to tokyo.
things to remember:
it takes a really long time to get from both tokyo and seoul airports to said cities. boo.
the minimum you can take out at the atm is 10,000 yen...which is like $125 usd. kind of frustrating.
i want to turn japanese? or korean? i think the people are especially beautiful in japan and korea. just my opinion.
people were so helpful and polite.
late at night we had the pleasure of watching a japanese book-review type show. between that and the commercials we were laughing our heads off because we're culturally insensitive like that.
we ate our weight in hi-chews. hi-chews are my favorite candy in the whole wide world (they are originally from japan).