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Harajuku and Akihabara

My second day in Japan started with picking Rob up at the airport. It hadn’t been that long, but it was still awesome to see him again. After leaving our luggage at the hotel we headed to Harajuku, a pretty awesome shopping district.

As it was Saturday we saw quite a few girls dressed in the pretty special, but super cute Lolita style and also a few dressed in kimonos. Although we didn’t really buy any clothes simply watching the people that goes shopping here is an experience in itself. The crepe stands are really good as well, you can get anything from a pizza or salad crepe to the more normal strawberries and cream.
After a few hours we went back to the hotel so we could check in. Rob insisted he had to freshen up a bit, sounded a little out of character but I decided to respect it. As it turned out Rob had a really cool surprise for me – a new camera! ^^ He had looked into what compact camera to get on several websites beforehand to make sure it was the best one, nothing like my usual “oh look its blue – I’ll take it!”. All of a sudden him wanting to go back to the hotel made sense to me – he wanted better pictures!
By now it was getting a little late, but we decided to check out Akihabara as well before calling it a day.

This is the electrical center of Tokyo and you can find more or less any electrical device here, as well as tons of games, manga magazines and arcades. We looked around a bit before heading to a 7 floors arcade – found my favorite arcade game as well – Daiko no tatsujin (Japanese drum game), awesome day ^^