We’ve been in Tokyo 5 days and we’re at the halfway point. So far we’ve walked 24 miles, which if you knew how out of shape I was you would be in awe of that number. I would be in awe of that number if I couldn’t feel the pain in my calves and feet. They feel every inch of that distance. My husband being the machine he is has walked even more than that; he’ll push me until I’m thinking of divorce then take me back to the hotel and go out on his own. So far this has worked for us; I get to rest in our nice bed moaning as I look at my new blisters and he gets to go out and have strange women offer him massages and Nigerian men offer to get him laid. Tokyo is definitely interesting.
So far we’ve gone to Harajuku, Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ikebukro, Asakusa, and Odaiba; with several other places still to go. I’ve seen arcades, temples, gardens, tall buildings, and lots and lots of weird food. I’ve tried several new junk food items that I will miss when we go back home but I haven’t felt adventurous enough to try anything other than that.
Side note: McDonald’s chicken nuggets here are a billion times better than in the USA. They’re pretty much the same except for the meat quality it’s all white meat and delicious.
We have stimulated the hell out of their economy, though I doubt they’ve felt it. If you ever come to Tokyo bypass the Oriental Bazaar in Harajuku for your souvenirs to take back home and instead get them all outside of the Senso-ji temple in Asakusa. They are a lot cheaper and there is a wider variety though you should probably still get kimonos at the Oriental Bazaar just because of the size availability.
So far this has been by far my most exciting vacation I have ever been on and I don’t know if it will ever be topped. It has also been my least relaxing so after my ankle just gave out yesterday outside of our hotel causing me to fall and scrape my knees I am taking today to rest and relax while my husband goes out without me. I’ll leave you with some pics I snapped with my phone since my husband has our camera.