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10 December 2007 @ 09:43 am
Ginza, Godzilla, Tsukiji fish  market, oh my!  
Yesterday, after battling to make Hokkaido plane ticket reservations for our February trip to the snow festival, I went out with new friend Chelsea, and Eda and Erin to... Ginza! =D Ginza was Chelsea's choice, and very interesting, since I haven't been there much at all!

Ginza is mostly shopping for really rich Japanese (or petite) people who like couture, but it has an amazing toy store, which we went into of course, and has a very classy feel to it. Well, as classy as you can get with Tokyo. :) And of course, we stopped at Manneken for the famous mini-waffles, which were oh-so-delicious. ~<3

When we were done wandering around, we decided to walk around and find the nearby Tsukiji fish market. It was a pretty warm slightly-less-cold day (I even decided to leave my gloves at home, which was a bad choice considering how cold it got at night), and of course the market was over with, but we stopped and ate the most delicious tuna sushi dons! (Raw tuna slabs on a bowl of sushi rice, with wasabi and soy sauce on the side). It was like a deluxe sushi, and the fish was SO fresh!! I want to go back every day!! ToT

Then we wandered around and found the colossal Godzilla statue in Yurakucho (pictures under the cut), and visited my favorite place in Tokyo, the Chocolate Cafe. Mmmmm, what a delicious way to end the afternoon (it was only 6 yet already pitch black and quite freezing).

One of the trees near my station has lost it's leaves now (wah!), and it looked pretty..

In the toy store was this penguin.. Cannibal or child pornographer? You be the judge.

Me x Santa :) My hair is getting really light (thanks, Tokyo water -_-) and shaggy.. Time for a change!

We walked by the old Kabuki theater. It's so pretty... One day I'll even go see a show (or part of one), just to say I've been there. When we came back that way, it was just getting out and the street was a sea of foreigners and old japanese women in kimonos. Quite interesting!

A pretty building and a pretty sky =D

Some signs along the street adjacent to the fish market ^-^
This one is for a sushi place. ^^

We saw this amazing cloud in the sky, too.. Any other part of the world, this kind of thing is normal, but in Tokyo you don't usually see cloud formations like this. XD

What was left of the absolutely amazing clam-miso soup that accompanied my sushi-maguro-don lunch. =D

Another pretty building. ^^

LOL Don't you want some f*ing stockings too? They're pretty f*ing amazing!

The godzilla statue was HUGE! Nearly as big as the buildings around him!!

Just kidding. He was really this big: (about 2 feet tall..)

But he was menacing! It was actually really quite dark out by now.. My camera is weird, though.

Arrrggghhh!!! Me vs. Godzilla! Who will win?! (Keep in mind that he's only 2 feet tall! He looked much bigger in the movies.)

Returing to the chocolate cafe.. Mmmm yum yum. By the way, does the ceiling look like anything to you?

A whole wall is filled with tubs of different-flavored chocolate..

Oh, and we got attacked by a bear on the way back to Tokyo station! EEP!

Just kidding. : )

Today I've got to get myself to feel better... and aside from that I'll be going with Chelsea to Harajuku to see if we can find the Manic Panic store, and might be stopping at my new friend Wataru's house to pick up some "oishiii ringo". We'll see! And I have a TON of things I have to get done today, not to mention...

PS: If I ever find out what neighbor is always smoking outside their window (I can never SEE them!), I am going to lay them a new one! >.<!!
Current Mood: still sick
Panda Warrior Versus The Worldwarrior_panda on December 10th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
that old kabuki theater looks so interesting! i missed alot appearently. great camera work on the first godzilla shot haha.

you've got the best posts, really
chibichan03 on December 10th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
I always enjoy reading your posts. They always remind me of the great times I had in Japan. For instance, I went to a Kabuki Theatre when I was in Japan and I think the one you visited is the one that I watched a practice for a performance at. I miss Japan dearly and hope that I get accepted to the JET Program so that I now only can teach English and about American culture, but also see things that I miss soo much.

Your pictures are awesome as usual. The pengin and the stocking were interesting.
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gyabooo: [Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei] Fuura saveskucheekybadkuya on December 10th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Wah, this post makes me miss Tokyo~ Didn't get the time to stop by Ginza when I was there, and chocolate cafe is made of win *_*
chibicerebuschibicerebus on December 10th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Great pictures as usual. Ginza looks fun and clam miso sounds sooo good. I loved the perspective on the first Gojira picture it really made him look huge.
Hanatarohanataro on December 10th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
Good times! I've gotta find my way back to the chocolate cafe again some time.. x_x; :D
Amiya: Jolin Tsai #2xamiyax on December 10th, 2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
I seriously need to get to that cafe sometimes...a chocolate ceiling is a must!
liandis on December 10th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Hi-chan, you're a really great photographer. I like the angles you use. Perhaps you should consider photographer in your list of jobs, since you seem to like taking pictures a lot too. ^^

As for the penguin toy, did it mention anywhere on the box as to where you put the little penguins to put them inside?
afterconaftercon on December 13th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Hey Jamie, this is Kato. Remember me? We hung out in Shinjuku and went to eat at Peppered Lunch and took purikuras. Anyway, Im staying near Shinjuku for a while. Lets hang out again. :) Oh, check your myspace since I cant seem to message you on LJ.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 13th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh man, I suck at myspace. ^^;; But I turned the message feature on here off because it wasn't working for me well. It's much better to use email!! ^^

How long are you staying? I'm leaving for China the day after tomorrow, but I hope you're here when I get back!! Or I might be having dinner with a few friends tomorrow night if you want to come!
Gennii Dromindagenniidrominda on December 13th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
I adore reading your posts, hun. You find such joy in your surroundings, it's inspiring. I would have never thought to do something silly with the Godzilla statue, and the penguin thing is just funny.

Thank you for giving us glimpses into your life, hun.