Shopping in Tokyo is THEE BEST. Seriously, I love shopping in the UK, but it’s just way too expensive. Shopping in Tokyo is all the funky awesomeness of shopping in the UK, but WAY cheaper. Every single shop I went into had a sale on, so of course I indulged and treated myself to some spiffy new threads!
The massive pedestrian crossing in Shibuya…leading to an EIGHT STORY Forever 21; we only got to the second floor before Eoin had a girly clothing meltdown and we had to leave.
Shibuya is definitely the place to go for big department stores and supersized H&M’s and Forever 21’s, but overall I preferred Harajuku for shopping; so many little independent boutiques, and there weren’t a gazillion people all around me at every turn!
WC Shibuya – crazy cute teddy bears everywhere – even a teddy bear chandelier!
Well, all that shopping called for some serious eats:
Mandatory ramen and gyoza.
Window display in Asakusa.
Super cute neon crepes in Harajuku…must…resist!
For our last dinner in Tokyo we went to a vegan restaurant I’d read plenty of good reviews about, Nagi Shokudo. This place was SUPER hard to find; we actually tried looking for it one night, but ended up going around Shibuya in circles, getting grumblier and hungrier until we gave up and went to TGI Friday’s instead (so shameful, I know, but it was like 11 pm! And I really NEEDED a mojito…)
We only managed to find Nagi Shokudo once Eoin got wifi on his phone and could use the magic of his GoogleMaps. The GoogleMaps route took us past some goats.
Yep. Goats. Just chilling outside a cafe in Shibuya.
Not weird at all!
After the goats we found two cats, just chilling.
And after the cats we found some puppies in a stroller, haaaanging out:
And EVENTUALLY we found Nagi Shokudo! And we nommed on some delicious food.
And drank some super nice sake.
You’re so cool, Tokyo; we miss you so much. Thank you for treating us to such an awesome holiday. We miss your fantastically clean, non-smelly streets and clear blue skies, your super fashionable, super fit people, your easily accessible metro and trains, and most of all we miss your calm and peaceful atmosphere, and the genuine kindness, respect, and helpfulness we experienced from every single person we encountered there.
And I miss you, too, creepy tanuki man.