Sunday, 25 May 2014

Extra: Day Thirteen - Shopping

We left Yokohama bright and early to head back to Tokyo.

Without our tour leader we were armed with only our booklet, a handful of Japanese words, pointing guestures and our street smarts to navigate.

It took us a little bit of time but we got there in the end! It's moments like these that allow you to truly appreciate having a guide to get you on the right path.

Today we had two locations to visit: Akihabara and Harajuku. The former is the electronics and manga capital of Tokyo which I was very excited about. Then Harajuku which is the youth and fashion capital, which Hayley was looking forward to.

Once I had dragged Hayley into several model anime character shops and truly tested her patience, it was time to head to Harajuku.

The closest comparison I have for Takeshita Dori is that it has the same sort of vibe as Camden Town. Lots of funky clothes shops as well as teenagers sporting intrestingly dyed hair.

We regressed back to our childhood a bit and brought ourselves Tamagotchis.

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