I finally got to cross Japan off my bucket list! Parts of it, at least. Our first stop was Tokyo. Tokyo is like the city of lights….24/7. We arrived in the evening so when I saw all the flashing billboards and store signs I thought it was just a night thing. And then I woke up to go walk around at like 7am the next morning and the city was STILL lit. The city’s got a very interesting mood, to say the least. I loved Tokyo, though! Wish we could have stayed longer. We decided to explore Harajuku our first evening there. Had a couple other things on the list as well, but we were all so tired from the flight that we just called it quits after dinner. Looking back now, I feel like we should have just sucked it up and pushed through. It’s rainy season right now in Japan and the weather was actually decent the day that we arrived.
Takeshita Street is like the main street of Harajuku. It’s got fashion, food, and super cute stores. EVERYTHING in Japan is so freaking cute, oh my god. I’m sort of happy that we don’t have food displays like the ones in Japan here in the US….I would literally be eating all day. If you keep walking down to the end of Takeshita Street and turn right, you’ll hit this super interesting mirror escalator that’s actually the entrance to the mall/plaza there. Great photo op, night or day!
There are a ton of food options as well. Be on the lookout for crepes, ice cream, boba, and taiyaki (red bean filled fish-shaped pastries). We stopped by at a sushi restaurant that I can’t remember the name of anymore. And of course, with all those crepe shops, we couldn’t help but get dessert afterwards. The tiramisu crepe that I tried (in the picture above) was delicious!
There was a super cute owl cafe that I also wanted to visit…but they were completely booked out that day. For those of you who are interested in my itineraries for Tokyo, I’ll be posting them on my Itineraries page soon! The first day’s plan is already up, actually. Check it out HERE.