I´ve been here four days all ready so it´s about time I update with some pictures and stuff. Tokyo is just as great as I remember. Possibly even better now that it´s summertime here. I absolutely love the heat and the noise that comes with summer in Japan. I feel like I´m in a tropical rainforest. I will certainly try to come back again another summer. Weather today: 30 degree celcius and sunny.
The plane ride went quite well despite my fear of flying and I didn´t have any trouble finding the bus to Shiki which is where I´m staying. Sabrina came and met me at a cafe and showed me the way to my new home these next three months. I am really happy with my room. It´s big and comes with tatami mats and sliding doors made of paper. Very Japanese. I have a bed made out of a thin futon laid on top of an inflatable mattress my friend Jeff lent me. Pictures at the end of the post.
The first day was spent eating and sleeping. Had a terrible jet lag and as much as I love the heat it took some adjusting. Next day started quite brilliantly though with sushi at my favorite sushi place in Harajuku and Gackt (one of my all time favorite artists) popping up right in front off me. Took a while to realise that it was him I was seeing. I was just staring into nothing when I notices the guy in front of me looked oddly familier. Quite happy I didn´t go all fangirl on him. It´s was more like ”Oh that Gackt. Wow he´s pretty. Oh green light. Must cross the street.”
Second and third day was spent with my friend Jeff trying to get me a phone which wasn´t easy. It was always sold out every or the had closed the computers system by the time we got there, Not the shop, just the system so you can´t really buy anything. Finally got one thanks to Jeffs hard work.
Here are some pictures and a little video to show you a little of my neighborhood , my favorite sushi place and some pictures of my phone for Ben who was curious about my Japanese phone.
Sorry for the shakyness. Hard to keep the camera still while walking.
Favorite sushi place in Harajuku
One thing that I love about Japan, vending machines are everywhere.