There is an old saying, When in Rome, and being in Japan that meant buying a cheap umbrella which will be lost/thrown away because it’s raining heavily. Thus for a second trip to Japan I’m down by 500 yen (~£2.50) but am some what dryer. Continue reading
We knew our hotel was near Akihabara (or Akiba to the locals), but we did not realise just how close. Post breakfast we set off. 5 minutes kater we’re in the heart of Akiba looking at electrical components, laptops, collectable figures, manga, the whole otaku 9 yards. Being a fan of both Genshiken while at the same time becoming more like Fred Galagher’s character, Piro in Megatokyo (though I deny it) it meant I had to carry on my education of Pak in the ways of manga/anime. Needless to say I did follow the old rule of When in Rome resulting in me buying a Lucky Star box set of unknown contents. Only on arriving back at the hotel did I find it was a pencil case with contents (bakah). I also picked up a copy of the last issue of Genshiken, almost as a tribue to the satire it so accurately portayed (I’m not sure if the Wiki article mentions it, but a lot of the stories were based on the author’s own experiences while going through university). Continue reading
Hm does the day count start from when you land or the first full day (in which case it would be day 2).
My main musing is over the breakfast. I like Japanese breakfasts, but I’ve been dissapointed so far with the ones at this hotel. Don’t get me wrong, this hotel is better from here I stayed last time (Hotel Vantage Shinuku) though not as well placed for late night drinking, but breakfast it could be better.
Anyhow after a late start caused by bad Internet connections last night (causing very slow uploads) we’re about to hit Akihabara. Gadget shopping time 🙂 – oh and also time to find a Cosplay Cafe 😀
Forgot to say where my photos are for those who do not have the link. You will find them on Webshots under Tokyo 2008.