dimanche 6 mai 2012

Why not?

Thanks to my amazing friend, I have many pictures from the trip and I thought I would share some more with you.
The first day we spent in Tokyo, we were really tired because of the 17hours of plane we had on the previous day. However we really wanted to use all of our time to the fullest, and we had some little things to take care of.
First of all, finding an internet connection was so complicated, because of your phones coming from Europe we didn't have access to any wify, outside of our hotelroom, which we were really upset about the first day. Yes, we are real nerds.And the worse for me, my straightener wouldn't work. I thought it was only because of the adaptator, so first thing we did was actually to go to Akihabara, in order to buy some. Which we did. First experience of finding our way, and plans in Tokyo. Pretty easy. We didn't really visit Akihabara, nor spend a long time there, and went quickly to Harajuku. We walked all the way, from Omotesando to Takeshita Dori. It was lovely, the weather was nice and this area is pretty nice to hang out. Lots of stores, lots of stylish people, lots of funny and original pieces. It wasn't overly crowded, maybe because it was sundaymorning.  We had to meet up with friends at Yoyoki park, so we made our way to there, but unfortunately we couldn't find our friends. So we enjoyed our first sight of cherryblossoms, and our first insight into what Hanami is like. I must say it's pretty impressive. I knew how important and popular it was, but seeing all those people gathering at the same place, to enjoy the sight of beautiful flowers, laughing,eating, drinking having fun all together really is something. It was beautiful, and absolutely refreshing. We had bought an okonomiyaki and some makis to have a small picnic, and that was delicious. Truely delicious. We spent quite a long time there, enjoying the peacefulness and the chillatmospheer, then went back to our hotelroom. Where we discovered that my straightener still wasn't working. So what did I do? Yes you guessed it right. We went out again, to Akihabara and I bought a new straightener. YAY :)
It was pretty much our first day in Japan, plus a little extra for me ;)
At that stage I was still not realizing really, that I was in Japan, and I couldn't stop comparing Paris and Tokyo. I was really shocked, and I barely slept that night, went back to bed at 3, fell asleep around 4, and woke up at 6and a half.
But little did I know how much&quickly I'd get used to Tokyo.

1 commentaire:

  1. Thank you for posting these slices of life in Tokyo where I was born. Currently I have been living in NYC for more than 15 years, and these images remind me of my roots for sure. Ever since my last visit (April 2009), we are not able to go back because of the constant earthquake and nuclear disaster. I do hope I could go back soon.