おはようございます, Morning from Tokyo!

finally met Hachiko, in person!

finally met Hachiko, in person!

Tokyo is better than I thought it would be!

My only glimpses of Tokyo have been through film and books. In real life, it is more vibrant, colorful, and lively.

Yesterday we visited Shibuya Station, one of the busiest intersections in Tokyo and where I finally met Hachiko, the loyal dog who came to Shibuya to meet his master daily, even after he passed. We devoured steaming hot Takoyaki (octopus) balls, took off our shoes before entering a traditional Japanese restaurant, observed the tranquility and peacefulness at the Meiji Shrine, strolled the boutiques and fun shops in Harajuku, and savored sushi at a nearby restaurant. (Thankfully, watching all that anime in high school has come handy! I remember more Japanese than I thought).

We don’t have much time left and there’s more to explore. Will give more updates upon our return.

Mata ne!

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6 thoughts on “おはようございます, Morning from Tokyo!

  1. Latke lived in Japan (Kyoto mostly) in college for a year. When Mouse was about 10 months old we took a vacation there, saw his old host family, went to Okinawa and stuffed ourselves with every delicious thing we could find. This is to say… I’m jealous that you’re there and I’m not!

  2. i’m embarrassed to say that with the few times i’ve been to tokyo, including shibuya, i have yet to search for Hachiko. it’s on my list for things to do in japan, for the next trip.

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