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.