Third Day on My Japan Trip 2013

I stayed up in the middle of the night for a certain activity. I’ll show what it was later. Here is what I started my day with:


Akihabara 1

Taiko no Tatsujin (one of my favorite games)

Taiko no Tatsujin

Gamers main store

Gamers store in Akihabara

Pictures in Gamers store

Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe Melon Soda

Maid Cafe Photo

Note about maid cafe: As 1 person, I was required to order at least 2 individual items. Also, the maid cafe charges additional fee according to where you sit at fixed time. I ordered one of the debut set, which consisted of omelette rice with ketchup drawing of cat face, melon soda and raffle, for 2,700 yen and got charged for using a table within 120 minutes for 1,000 yen. My total bill was 3,700 yen. I was kind of expecting to see a maid cafe at Akihabara and got what I wanted.

An English-speaking Swedish guy I helped out at the maid cafe

Swedish guy

If you are a foreign tourist who is interested in going to Japan, I STRONGLY recommend you bring lots of cash. Japan is still pretty much cash-oriented country. This Swedish guy I met initially planned to pay his bill at the maid cafe with a credit card, but he got turned down. Also, he didn’t have enough cash. Eventually, I lent him some of my money and got paid back at the post office. I acted as the interpreter between him and one of the maids through most of the time.

Sushi Mizutani, where I dined for expensive sushi dinner

Juno Building

Sushi Mizutani sign

My bill’s total came out as 30,000 yen, since I had three extra tuna pieces. Overall, the meal was good, but expensive.

Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu at TOHO CINEMAS


Kaze Tachinu

Got picked up in the middle of the night and talked to cabaret girls


This is what I get for walking around midnight and not ignoring salespeople outside. From now, I’ll avoid staying out at night.

Second Day on My Japan Trip 2013

Sorry for not writing this post in time. I wanted to wake up early in the morning to check out the fish auction, but I overslept. Anyway here are the videos and pictures.

Higurashi (cicadas) crying in the morning:

Got the FamilyMart sign this time:

FamilyMart Sign

Tokyo Subway Ticket Machine:

Outside Tsukiji Fish Market:

Outside Tsukiji Market

In line for Sushi Dai:

Sushi Dai Line 1

Sushi Dai Line 2

Food at Sushi Dai:

Sushi Dai Food 1 Sushi Dai Food 2 Sushi Dai Food 3 Sushi Dai Miso Sushi Dai Food 4 Sushi Dai Food 5 Sushi Dai Food 6 Sushi Dai Food 7 Sushi Dai Food 8 Sushi Dai Food 9 Sushi Dai Food 10 Sushi Dai Food 11 Sushi Dai Food 12 Sushi Dai Menu Sushi Dai Akami

Suburb in Tokyo:


Comiket Service shop:

Comiket Service

Things I bought at Comiket Service:

Comiket Service Purchases

Food from FamilyMart again:

FamilyMart Food 2

That is all for day 2.

First Day on My First Japan Trip

I arrived at Narita Airport through Air Canada. I went to the post office to pick up my pocket WiFi router. After that, I got in line to get my Japan Rail Pass, which took about an hour or two. Anyway, here it is.



Inside JR Shinkansen (signs in different languages):

JR Signs

Tokyo at night:


Inside my hotel room:



My late dinner I bought at FamilyMart (Famima for short) for 715 yen:


Not much I can say now, since I just arrived. Also, I accidentally left my laptop power adapter and cord in the plane. I already sent a lost and found inquiry to Air Canada. Meanwhile, I’ll have to buy new ones at Apple Store in Ginza in the morning. Better get to sleep now.