Sonntag, 26. Mai 2013

10th day ~ Shin-Ōkubo and a looong walk

Hellooo everybody. Genki?
I feel not so well at the moment but I've got to post about the last days in Japan. I'm happy about that memories and I'm happy to be in Japan again in August for some days.
Also there's nothing else to blog about atm so I continue with Tokyo now.

On Monday Michi and I were alone and so we decided to visit some areas we haven't seen yet. So Michi made a plan to visit Shin Ōkubo, also called 'Korea town', a really popular district.

Michi reminded me to take an outfit picture. It was not that special, I was wearing Garula that day, Ma*rs cardigan and my good old tights...I was wondering how long I will keep it without a ladder ha ha...

So after breakfast we took the Yamanote Line from Hamamatsu-chou. I realized that everything you need in Tokyo is just Yamanote Line LOL and I really miss something like this in Berlin...It's cute that every station has their own departure melody.

There were a lot of shops and restaurants. We entered a cosmetic shop. It was interesting cause I read and heard a lot about that kind of shops but we just looked and hadn't bought anything.
Also, everywhere you look, pictures with K-Pop idols and shops with music stuff.

I dislike K-Pop and the look of the guys is so... clear and greasy so I made a joke and took that picture with some Idols...Michi and the shop staff were loughing sooo hard.
Michi is really into Korean music, lifestyle and so on so for her that area was much more interesting.
But finally we ended up in a Japanese 100 ¥ shop where Michi bought some cosmetics and I lashes glue 'cause one of my lashes didn't like the strong wind that day and a cute Gachapin case.

Michi wasn't that happy 'cause she hadn't find a Korean supermarket and so we left that area and had a long long walk directly to Shinjuku station. The weather was great and it was nice. We passed Kabukichō, Shinjukus red light district, but we hadn't the courage to walk through...for THAT time xD

At the station we took a short rest and I went to smoking area for a cigarette. Then we thought about where we go next.
We took Yamanote to Harajuku and then we walked down Omotesando dori 'cause Michi wanted to look there for some sweets shops she read about.

We passed a cute shrine where we had a look. Some cherry blossoms there were still blooming and it's always fascinating to find such a peaceful place inbetween lively Tokyo.

At Omotesando were a lot of designer stores but Michi wasn't lucky that day, she can't find her shop she wanted to visit. She was a little bit disappointed that day so we went after another walk to an Excelsior Café and had some matcha latte, Michi the iced form and I took a hot one.
Finally we came out at Shibuya.

So we strolled a little bit through the streets and shops and also we went to Tokyu Hands again. Michi wanted to buy another bento box she had seen a few days before but it wasn't in stock that time. Poor Michi, it wasn't her day.
But I found a cute sticker album and I bought it for my puricura.

my sticker album and Gachapin case
To make herself happy Michi bought a piece of cake at a small shop at the crossing of Shibuya. But all in all I really liked that day. The weather was nice, it was fine and interesting to walk through different districts and I saw a lot.

Michi buying her cake
After a long day we went back to Hamamatsu-chou and went for dinner to our beloved Udon-ya near our hotel and after that I had something to do:

I wrote my prepared letter at that cute stationary I bought the day before.
It was my first letter in Japanese and I tried so hard to write clear. 
Michi was my test reader...she wasn't satisfied with my て and
but in the end she were able to read it so I guess I did it well.

See ya next time!


  1. amazing photos~ i like your tokyo report *__*

  2. Das ist das, was ich am meisten vermisse: Die einzelnen Melodien der Stationen der Yamanote-Linie. Die hätte ich auch gerne hier vor Ort. xD
    Und schönes Foto mit den koreanischen Sternchen! ;)

    1. Ha ha...und ich erst, ich hab sogar die Ebisu-
      Melodie als Klingelton *lol*