Being the city-boy that I am I absolutely loved Tokyo. Some people consider it too hectic but I felt right at home.
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.
Nothing beats getting lost and Tokyo makes that really easy with all the alleyways to comb through.
Nicknamed Electric Town, it is a major shopping hub for electronic goods and the post-war black market. Nowadays, it is a shopping district for video games, anime, manga, and computer goods.
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!
📍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!
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.
Just south of Meiju Jingu I figured I might as well check this out along the way. To be frank it was pretty underwhelming.
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.
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.
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.