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Day 3-5 in Tokyo. The previous night—well spent partying it up at a hip-hop club in Shibuya—was beyond lit. In fact, it was so fun that I wound up oversleeping til' the mid-afternoon and missing out on a much wanted voyage to Mount Fuji. Biggest. Travel. Regret. Ever.
Nevertheless, the show went on. I hit Tokyo Dome City a few hours before sunset (Yeah, I woke up that late). I figured taking the day to experience some of Tokyo’s leisure scene would cheer me up—actually, sober me up—and turns out that Tokyo Dome City’s mix of crowds, food chains, amusement rides, and thunderous roars spewing from a sold out national baseball game in its arena, proved to be just what the doctor ordered.
At night I'd head back to Odaiba Island to check out Day 2 of the American Festival. Hey, the BBQ there was much too on point to pass up. It's like it was calling me, begging me to come back for more. Seriously, it was that good!
Plus, this time around the live entertainment at the festival was carried out by a very funny, energetic, and talented cat by the name of Ray Dorsey, who had everybody out of their seats and dancing in front of the stage.
And truth be told, I had so much fun partying with the American expats and locals in attendance that my failed trip to Mount Fuji wound up turning into one of my most memorable experiences traveling abroad. Tokyo just kept getting better and better!
I’d spend the last leg of Day 3 in Tokyo back in Shibuya. And no, not for the club. Rather, one item I really couldn’t leave Tokyo without checking off the bucket list was seeing Shibuya's infamous crossing with my own eyes.
Ever heard of it? The Shibuya crossing is the world’s busiest intersection. The sheer amount of people crossing the street at the same time is ... it’s insane. Not insane, but INSANE.
Add all the glitz and glamour of the buildings into the mix and you’ve got Times Square on steroids. Day 3 in Tokyo was officially over and done!
Ah, Day 4. This day was all about checking out Japan's anime scene and getting in some last-minute souvenirs for my girlfriend and colleagues back in China.
Let's see, first on the list? Harajuku District, a hip region of Tokyo riddled with anime merchandise, cool Cosplay outfits, and some very interesting street snacks.
Next up? I’d make my way back to Asakusa’s Senso-ji Temple to check out Kaminarimon “Thunder Gate” and Nakamise-dori, a long block filled with small boutiques selling everything from souvenirs and clothing to fabrics and traditional food. It was just what I was looking for.
I also made sure to snap a photo in front of Kaminarimon “Thunder Gate.” You know what? That pic has since become one of my top favorite travel photos, too. What's yours?
And then it came—my last night in Tokyo. Four days in Tokyo had dug some deep holes in my pockets by then, but there was still one final thing that I wanted to do in the city, and it went something like this: 10-foot-tall busty and scantily clad fem-bots at your servi—enough said!
It’s called Robot Restaurant, and it was located just up the block from my capsule hotel in Shinjuku. Did I make it in? Unfortunately, no. At a price tag of 8,000 Yen ($75) just for the cover, it was an experience that I just couldn’t afford at that time. By the way, don't ask why!
I did, however, make it out to its entrance, where a whole gang of towering fem-bots sat teasing people to go in.
It’s funny, there was a real woman at the controls of a fem-bot and punching buttons to squeeze her… err, its breast together. You just got ta’ love Tokyo!
And just like that, day 5 arrived and my awesome 5-day adventure in Tokyo had come to an end.
I’d hit Ibaraki Airport, catch a flight back to China, and spend the next week telling everyone how I finally got my chance to tour Japan. And yeah, it was one hell of an experience. Safe & happy travels!
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