Shinjuku – Kabukicho
After a pretty good night(I will tell you later about it) still hanging with Alex and the others Everald and Liam, we went to the famous area of Shinjuku. Everald (who was originally from Mexico) was heading back home but had some time to kill before his flight so he put his luggages in a locker, which I find that is one of the best things in Japan and it is cheap.
A quick tour to the information center and we are off to Kabukicho, the hot district of Tokyo.
Before going there, we needed some food.(We are in Japan after all!). We found an interesting restaurant in one of the little streets around us. Before entering the restaurant, you have to order your meal by choosing it on the vending machines and pay directly to receive your ticket which will help the waitress to bring it to you.
When we entered and sit, she came to collect our tickets and brought us some hot towel to clean our hands.(This little service that you will find in almost all the Japanese restaurant might look like nothing to us Westerners but trust me it’s great!).
Less than 5 minutes later, our orders were ready and of course we had to take a picture before starting this amazing meal. I took a bowl of rice with some meat slices and a miso soup.
Just by looking at this picture, I feel so bad… Let me explain why… The day before we went out and had too much drinks so my stomach was not recovered well so I couldn’t finish it but it was so yummy! I really apologize and just like Jamie said “Blame it..” 😣.
After the meal we hit the streets of Shinjuku. With all the huge stores around us, we were not far from having torticolis. Especially when you realize that there is an enormous Godzilla over your head.
The last place we visited that day was the famous Shinjuku Goen (Garden). That was amazing and so beautiful. Since it still was the beginning of March, there were few cherry blossoms well… there was one actually. A little advice if you plan to visit the garden, don’t go at 3pm like us because it closes at 4:30pm! The entry fees are only 200¥ ( around 1,6€ – 1,8$) and they worth it.
In the evening, my friend DJ Nore texted me and ask me if I was free to hangout. Since I had no plans, he came to pick me up and that’s when I had my first real ramen 🍜. That was on another level! Oh.. did I tell you that I had dinner already? Even with that, I finished my bowl!
On the way back to the guesthouse, we drove around the Tokyo tower and we pass through the famous Shibuya crossing. Nore pull over to take a quick photo of me and my battery died so I couldn’t take more photos.