Tokyo - Hur gör man världens största (haha) stad på fem dagar - var börjar man? På ett katt-café såklart.
Vi landade i Tokyo sent på fredags-kvällen. Det tog lite tid innan vi hittade rätt perrong på Tokyo station för det tåg som skulle ta oss vidare till boendet, men efter att vi bett en fjärde person (!) om hjälp hittade vi till sist. Så mycket folk!
Dag nr 2 åkte vi till en gammal del av Tokyo, Asakusa, och såg Tokyos äldsta Tempel, Senso-ji och åt ramen och Gyoza på ett billigt hak. I Asakusa hittade man också små marknader med stånd som sålde pannkakor och återigen folk i mängder. Ärligt talat nästan lite väl turistigt tyckte vi, lite mycket samma saker om och om igen.
På kvällen åkte vi in till Shinjuku och DÅ fattade jag först var vi hade hamnat! Häftigt minst sagt. Upprepade detta säkert tio gånger under kvällen: ”Detta liknar ingenting jag har sett förut”.
Tokyo - How do you take on world's largest (haha) city in five days - where do you start? In a cat-café of course.
We landed in Tokyo late on Friday night. It took some time before we found the right platform at Tokyo station that would take us to the right train for our accommodation, but after we asked the fourth person (!) for help we finally found it. So crowded!
When we arrived, I sat down with some studies while Tim went and bought takeaway - some sushi and rice balls (this kind of food is available at all convienience stores, ie in every street corner). It was quite ok food anyway :) We stayed in a hostel but with private room, shower and bathroom but frankly it was as good as a hotel standard. Really recommend this place since accomondation is expensive in Tokyo (you can find it here).
Day no. 2 we went to an old part of Tokyo, Asakusa, and saw Tokyo's oldest temple, Senso-ji, and ate ramen and Gyoza at a very simple restaurant. In Asakusa we also found small markets with stands that sold pancakes and again A LOT of people. Honestly, we didn't think it was that much to see, a lot of the same things over and over again.
In the evening we went in to Shinjuku and that's when I really realized that we were in Tokyo! So cool! Said this over and over again that night: "This is like nothing I've ever seen before".
When we walked along one street we encountered this man with a cat-hat on his head and a cat in his arms. He asked if we wanted to go to the cat café and since this was on our "to-do" list in Tokyo, we said yes, of course. It was 300 yen / pp for a coke and 10 minutes at the cafe. So wierd and wonderful.