Day 12 – Last Night in Japan
Seeing how it is my last full day in Japan I took it very easy. I went to the Tokyo Metropolitan Building to see Tokyo from a 202 meter veiw. Unfortunately it was very cloudy and I was unable to get a good view of the city.
I said my farewells to what parts of the city I could see and returned to my room for some much needed packing!
I leave December 20th…*sigh*
Day 11 – Kagurazaka and Friendly Japanese
I hiked on over to Kagurazaka today, it was a location suggested by my friends I made in Osaka.
It is a really quiet area, and the locals are so hospitable, like everywhere else in Japan.
I stopped by this small shop to pick up some house slippers. I mentioned that they were a present for my younger brother and the couple running the shop decided that they wanted to wrap the slippers for me. The husband got on his bike rode down the street to another shop bought some wrapping supplies and brought them back to his wife so she could wrap the slippers for me.
And this is a place I am voluntarily leaving….I must be going mad.
Day 10 – Akihabara, Harajuku and Shibuya
I visited three of the busiest places in Tokyo.
All three were complete madness!!! Harajuku had so many clothing stores and there were young people everywhere. I was surprised to see how many different pairs of retro Jordan’s were available. They sell out really quickly back home. The stores mashed together like marshmallows and graham crackers along streets that were more alleyways.
Shibuya was my favourite. The sea of faces at every turn was refreshing. I could not help but feel like a child around those around me. They all knew where they were going and what they were doing, while I just stared at them in amazement and struggled to understand what they were doing.
Only a few more days until I return home and I couldn’t be anymore distrot. I have fallen in love with this country and its people.