For those of you who have been following me since I was 15, you will know how much I wanted to visit Tokyo. A lot of people already asked me why I didn’t go before, and to be honest, I was scared. I was scared it is not going to be what I wanted.
Charles couldn’t wait for me to take that next step so he decided for my birthday to get us a ticket to Tokyo so I can finally see it.
Our first choice was Shibuya in Tokyo because I wanted to go to Harajuku and shopping markets. First night in Tokyo obviously was short as we were really, really tired from our long flight, but I was so excited and hungry. We ventured out in Shibuya to find a place to eat and trust me it was not easy. Everything is in Japanese. Everything. English is almost never an option. Somehow we ordered according to photos and enjoyed some real sushi and skewers.
Next morning we woke up in our tiny little hotel room. Its twice the price of London and you can literally only fit a bed in it. We escaped it and walked down to Harajuku.
I took some outfits from my friend Zoran – BitemyStyle.com, to wear around Tokyo streets. I have some pretty awesome stuff but you will see it in my other posts 🙂 I was expecting a lot more weird people, but honestly – I was almost the only one… until I found kawaii monster cafe. I became plain.
We got the weirdest menu and ordered popcorn shrimps with rainbow sauce.
And these were our waitresses 😀 Kakkoi!
After our very weird Harajuku lunch we went down some streets with markets and I was looking at some really Kawaii stuff.
PLEASE CHARLIE CAN WE HAVE IT????!!! I’LL BE GOOD I PROMISE!!!
I couldn’t fit it in my suitcase 🙁 it’s too big 🙁
After that we head back to meet up with my friend Shinji. We spoke a lot before as he was helping me to get to Japan when I recorded my first album. Obviously I am a bit too old now to steal the hearts of Japanese manga lovers, but we decided to have some dinner with his wife and friends.
Shinji decided to take us to an old Geisha house which was converted in to a restaurant and we had some teppanyaki there that were chosen by our hosts Shinji and Mari.
At the end of the dinner we got photobombed by this funny gentleman 😀 Thanks dude
After dinner we invited everyone for some drinks and we had loads of sake and whiskey 😀 What a way to spend a night in Tokyo. Amazing people, food and hospitable service. Second night and Tokyo was already everything I imagined it would be. Later on I noticed some quite funny and weird things going on around town but you can read that in my next post this week 🙂