Sushi boat in harajuku. Nowhere near the delicious of the other places I’ve eaten…It’s the fast food of sushi, but still very good.
I believe these are Japanese exclusive knit free Nike shoes. I’m not sure, but they were available in 12x3E. They’re amazing, you put them on like socks, laces are purely for aesthetic.
Got lost trying to find harajuku station via foot, but happened across this adorable little bakery straight out of a Miyazaki anime. Breakfast (pictured left in hand) is a ham and egg stuffed croissant. Steaming when I bought it, was just minutes out of the oven. Really delicious…tasted like it belonged at famed Bouchon bakery.
Oh, almost forgot to post the glorious photo of what the chef made for me at that sushi place within Tsukiji Fish Market. I told him “Omakase onegaishimasu,” a wonderful Japanese phrase for I’ll leave it to you. Which means you’re entrusting the chef to create what he wants, what he feels is most fresh, and present it to you. I was not disappointed.
Left to right, top to bottom:
- pile of ginger
- unagi (eel)
- uni (sea urchin penis, very fresh, watched him scrape it from a living urchin)
- ikura gukan (salmon eggs)
- a quartet of tuna maki
- an exotic animal I’ve wanted to eat for years but won’t divulge on my blog
- hamachi (young yellowtail)
- aka-gai (clam)
- Maguro tuna
- And shrimp
I watched him slice and devein the live shrimp within seconds of placing it on my plate. It was still moving when I went to eat it. Eek!
Very adventurous omakase. I enjoyed the new foods…sushi so fresh its still alive.
Just west of the gay district is Shinjuku, which is part red light district, part electronics, part cosplay…its kind of everything. And the busiest train station in the world.
One of the places I really wanted to visit today was the Shinjuku National Garden for tea in their massive tea garden.
Sadly, it was closed and I was quickly turned around by white-gloved policemen. Hmmm.
Went to a coffee place nearby and had tea there while looking at the park through heavy traffic. Same thing. :(
The view from my capsule hotel in the heart of Tokyo. Another photo for my #hotelbutts project. Heh.
I left the gay district just as golden hour hit. Its a very interesting place…with the exception of one rainbow flag and some ambiguous sex stores, you’d never know you were among 300+ gay bars. A shame, I was hoping to get some Japanese swimwear, but there was very little “gay” shopping.
I’m curious to go back when the bars are open…but, with only one more night in Tokyo, I think I’ll spend it in Shibuya and make my way to Oedo Onsen for some communal bathing.
8-way crossing at shinjuku station, the busiest train station I’m the world.
How I’m spending my vacation. (It’s a DDR arcade machine).
I’m at “maidreamin” Akihabara’s biggest maid cafe. I know it’s part of the act, but they’re calling me Master Dylan and acting like kittens. It’s kinda doing it for me.
Also, they made me curry that looks like a bear. *squeal*
The crosswalk at shinjuku station, the busiest train station in the world.
Cosplay store in shinjuku…drag queen paradise.
If Ru Paul ever did a Project Runway style challenge, this would be their fabric store.
I found the gay district. It’s day time, so the 300-something bars are closed. But I don’t need to go inside gay sailor American Popeye bar to know ours my favorite.