Tokyo is a special place. Sometimes when I am there I think, maybe I have left Earth and am in fact on Mars. And don't even get me started on the Japanese toilets. Is there anything on earth as good as the Toto? The warmed seat? The music it plays to save you from embarrassment when you are suffering from the Calcutta splutter? If there is I have not encountered it yet. This time around I told my husband (the planner in the relationship) to please not book michelin star restaurants and snazzy bars, that I wanted to see weird things. I drew the line at scat, but anything other than lets do it. So here is a small guide to Tokyo. That special, weird and wonderful place.
Jomon - Great little Yakitori place in Roppongi.
Kaikaya - Have never had this kind of Japanese food before. Great for large groups as you choose how many courses you want and pay accordingly. No faffing around with ordering. The food was excellent and include things like Mackerel cheek grilled with garlic.
Sushi Yu - Very good omakase sushi place. Best horse mackerel I have ever had.
Maisen - Perhaps the best Katsudon I have ever had. Great place to have a lunch after shopping in the Harajuku/Omotesando area.
THINGS TO DO AT NIGHT
Robot Show - Among the weirder things I have ever done. Watch robots, girls in bikinis, Kung Fu Panda strut there stuff in this "show" while sipping some sake.
Golden Gai - Cutest little area fill of tiny bars that fit 6-9 people max. Go from bar to bar to fully appreciate the weirdness of some of the decor. Blak Rose - S&M bar described to me as having a "Japan Light" experience. Watch salary men take their kit off and get the shit beaten out of them by their wives. Don't want to know what the non-leight version is like. Weirdly there were incredibly hilarious bits to the evening.
Womb - Techno Super Club in Shibuya area. Enough said.
There is a shop in ever corner, on every street in Tokyo, so its hard to come up with a best of list. We did however spend a day kick shopping. See below what we found. They are all around the Harajuku area. Have the hotel concierge map it out.
Atmos Tokyo - 6-23-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
Undefeated Tokyo - 1F P-2 Bldg. 4-32-8 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
Neighbourhood/Supreme - 1F Kanzaki Bldg. 4-37-2 Jingumae Shibuya-ku
Kicks Lab - 4-32-5 Jingumae Shibuya-ku - A whole wall of Air Jordans. My hubby went balistic
Chapter World - 3-22-7 Jingumae Shibuya-ku Sports Lab by Atmos - 1F 4-1-1 Shinjuku-ku
Pictures taken with a Petzval lens.