Trip to Tokyo – A First Timer’s Plans and Expectations – Day 8
Only two more days to go. This is the time to revisit those spots where you left with unfinished business. A bit of backtracking, so to speak.
For us it’s another freaking shopping day. Since I wanted to buy some cute Japanese outfits, normal clothes too not just Harajuku Fashion, Shibuya 109 should be great for finding just the thing. Whatever “the thing” is. I heard from a friend that many clothes are one-size only, so you’d really have to be within Japanese standard body shape, I guess. It’s definitely a great place to spend a couple of your last thousands of Yen.
At Shibuya Crossing there’s a huge Lush store. Or, at least to me it’s huge with its two floors. Lush shops in Germany are tiny. So I want to check out what they offer. I saw on the website that Lush Japan has different products and a bigger assortment. This would probably make for some nice souvenirs. Some nice expensive souvenirs…
Never forget, if you don’t want to spend too much money on souvenirs, Daiso and Don Quijote are your best friends.
For a bit of peace and quiet moment of rest, there’s a cat café we’d like to visit. It’s called Neko JaLaLa. There are many cat cafés in Tokyo and this one has pretty good reviews. The cats are well looked after, it’s a clean place, the staff speaks English and they have a briefing pamphlet in English as well, so they make sure you understand the rules.
I think visiting a cat café is an interesting experience, that at least gives you more stories to tell and photos to show. If you have a cat at home or at a friend's place, you probably don't have to got there. Me, I'm a petless person. Actually, I tend to get nervous around animals I don't know. But I still enjoy being around pets and watching them.
Big highlight for this evening will hopefully be Final Fantasy Eorzea Café. We’ll have to see if we get tickets the day we arrive in Japan at a Loppy machine at Lawson’s. That should probably be the easiest way. For someone who can read and write Japanese, that is. Or for someone who has a detailed tutorial with pictures at hand. Otherwise being the first one of the day you want to go and take part at the lottery for that day’s last tickets might be an option.
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