Today I woke up at 7.30. to do my final packing because I'm going to TOKYO today :) Feeling really excited!
|View of mt.fuji|
I arrived at Tokyo station at 2 p.m. and had to wait for a hour for Shoichi who was runing a bit late. When he finaly arived and we had done our formal gratings, I went to put my stuff to a coin locker for safekeeping and frome there we went to eat ramen with him. This time I had the salt ramen which was cocked in just salty water and with meat juices. It was NAM NAM. From there we took the subway/metro and went to the Asakusa wich is a very famous shrine in Tokyo. It was filled with people and vendors. We looked around for a while and then we tooked the subway/metro to Akihabara (the electric city as it is allso called or Denki-cho in Japanese). It's a part of the city where they sell a lot of electronic equipment but is allso known for it's Otaku (Otaku= a kind of a nerd) shops and maid cafés. Well we had a litle looksie around there and I ended up buying a ceramic knife and a bento box (the container it self, not the ones with food inside of them) and a scarf allso. I must admit that I went to a maid cafe just for the experience (they are usually for the litle perverted and a litle nerdy persons). Its was a bit embaracing to go there and I laughed a lot because they are dressed up as maids and they call you master and have all these mimics and gimics like that they act like cats by ending every sentance with the word ~nyan (for example " thank you~nyan") and then we had to put our hands in a paw like fashion and say nyan nyan, if we had something to say to the "maids", like an order or such. It was at the point of embaracing that it allmost was humiliating. But hey, "when in rome..." right? So from there on we still strolled the streets for a while and then went lastly to the famous Tokyo tower (or as I like to call it "the japanese eiffel tower"). It was enormous!!! and beutifull.
We bought the ticets to get inside and to go up to the very top and from there the view was breath taking. The nightlife of Tokyo laid beneath us and it was just a perfect ending for a perfect last day. From there we went back to Tokyo station to get my stuff and then we went to Shoichis house. On our way he stoped to the conviniance store and bought some ingrediants for tonight. We ate at Shoichis and a while after went to sleep. He had school the next day so we had to wake up early, 6 a.m., so that we had time to prepeare us.