Tokyo Station - First sushi in Japan!
Lots of old school looking cabs like this around Japan
Akihabara
Akihabara
You'll always find these gaming hubs tucked away all around Japan
Fuuunji - First time have dipping ramen and using a vending machine to order food
Fuunji - Well worth the hour long wait
Love seeing these guys zip by
Penmanship porn
Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
Meiji Jingu
Shibuya Crossing
Golden Gai

Tokyo

Being the city-boy that I am I absolutely loved Tokyo. Some people consider it too hectic but I felt right at home.

Day 1

šŸ“Tokyo Station

Good luck choosing a place to eat amongst all the shops you have available. Luckily a lot of these shops have plastic versions of their entrees posted in the front. I opted for sushi and sake before I take on the day.

šŸ“Get Lost

Nothing beats getting lost and Tokyo makes that really easy with all the alleyways to comb through.

šŸ“Akihabara

Nicknamed Electric Town, it is a majorĀ shopping hub for electronic goods and the post-war black market. Nowadays, it is aĀ shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and computer goods.

šŸ“Aburasobakasugatei

Good luck trying to pronounce that. Honestly, as I’m writing this it’s still my favorite meal to date. This type of ramen is soup-less. You probably can’t imagine it but it’s delicious. This particular place specializes in chicken flavor. Also fun first time for me ordering food through a vending machine. So efficient!

šŸ“Shibuya Nonbei Alley

Small alleyways of TINY bars that fit around 5 people pretty tightly. I had an awesome time and hung out with 4 really funny Japanese guys. One of them holds a 1st place medal for tiny RC car racing. Also my first time trying Japanese whiskey. Good times!

Day 2

šŸ“Fuuunji

This place is a must try. Very flavorful and rich tsukemen. I got the special version in medium size. Waited over an hour but was well worth it. You can see everyone lining up along the back patiently waiting for people to finish.

šŸ“Yoyogi Park

Just south of Meiju Jingu I figured I might as well check this out along the way. To be frank it was pretty underwhelming.

šŸ“Meiji Jingu

Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. Inside you’ll see lot’s of prayers left by visitors and women singing prayers in the main yard.

šŸ“Shibuya Crossing

Funny enough I accidentally stumbled upon famous intersection as I was going to my next stop. I like to call it the Times Square of Japan.

šŸ“Golden Gai

My last and favorite stop in Tokyo. Felt like a bigger version on Shibuya Nonbei Alley. Each place has a different feel to it. A lot of them charge cover charges but ones I managed to stumble into didn’t. Somewhere in the mix I finally got to try some delicious takoyaki. Maybe I was a little too drunk to tell though.