01.05.2016 - 03.05.2016 22 °C
Good morning ya'll !!
I'm still laying in the top bunk of our 6-bed mix dorm room (getting brave, right?.. 6 beds😁), on our last day in Japan because.. Tokyo has not only taken us physically, but financially too ! 💸💸 Fly away funds, we'll never see you again lol 😳 It's been an incredibly, unforgettable ride, but who's anticipating $15 nights in Hanoi, Vietnam ⁉️ I am ‼️🙃 You know the dollar here is similar to the states, maybe worse😰
So, what have we been up to, you ask?? Well, when I say "unforgettable", I simply mean most parts, the other parts I just can't remember 😳💃🏼 In all fairness, Garrison and I've been so go-go-go, we haven't had much time to let go-go-go. Our first night in Tokyo was epic. We search out this famous Zaou Shinjuku restaurant, a Japanese chain that let's you catch and eat your own fish ! 🐟🐟🐟 Uhh yea, why don't they have this in Canada? So much fun. They price out the fish you want to catch, provide you with the poles, bait, and net, and off you go ! 🎣 I chose the teeny-weeny mackerel, while Garrison chose the big Sea Bass. We spent the next 30 minutes fishing around our table, throwing back cold beers and pre prepped sushi appetizers. So delicious !😋
We then made our way to Golden Gai for a few drinks, as a "must see" at our hostel. Golden Gai is an area dating back to WWII. Roughly 200 tiny bars, each with a different theme, line the 4 pedestrian lanes. When I say tiny, I mean like 8-10 people max. fit. It wasn't long before we met a couple of "Kiwi" buddies, and some people from California, with many more along the way. We went to multiple themed bars throughout the night, spending most of our morning belting 90's tunes on the mic 🎤 AKA kareoke, it's very popular, and taken very seriously here. They say if you can't sing, stick to the private rooms 😁
Before I knew it, it was bright outside, 7am ! Just rediculous 😳💤. Welcome to Tokyo !!👌🏼 You can imagine, at 30 yrs old, I spent the next 12 hours in bed, moving only to devour a delicious pizza 🍕🍕 YOLO. (Garrison too hehe)
We moved yesterday though 😆 We got up early and made our way to Yoyogi Park, which holds the famous Meiji Jingu Shrine. It took about 30 mins by subway to get to Shibuya-Ku, one of the many sectors of Tokyo. Then we continued north to Shinjuku, where all the actions at, for some pictures, dinner, and Captain America. Yup, we did it again 📽✔️
All in all, Toyko is HUGE, with a population of over 13 million. Way too much to see and do. Japan in general, is the cleanest country we've travelled through. The Japanese are so kind, and will bend over backwards to help you. Respect is palpable. It's truly been an amazing experience. Not to mention the Japan Rail Pass was hands down, the best way to explore over 7 days 👌🏼
We'll slowly get ready for our last day now, check out our sector, Ryogoku, and maybe stumble across some sumo wrestlers 🙃
We're off to Vietnam tomorrow and couldn't be more excited.. to spend less! Hehe and so much more. I picture hot weather, beaches, parties, bikinis, and maybe a Vietnamese pedicure ☀️🏖👙🍻👌🏼
Thank you for joining us on the journey ! 😘 Until next time peeps !
Rob and Erin ✌🏼️