Greetings from Tokyo!!! Chiao and I arrived late Wednesday evening but still managed to walk the streets of Shibuya. We have come very accustomed to the area since we just visited last July!
We ate the most amazing curry udon near our hotel. Wowzahs!!! Since it was our 1st night there, we did very little shopping. I grabbed a leather bomber I found at a local store (similar to a higher end H&M) since most of these stores carried my size! By the way, I'm a medium in Japan. Oh yeah! Big girl style!!
We got the red curry udon with tofu. Next time we are going to add deep fried pork cutlets!!!
The following morning we both got up UBER early! 4-5am to be exact.
Took a train to Shinjuzu and began our shopping adventures there!
I ABSOLUTELY fell in love with this vintage store called Rag Tag! I grabbed another brown leather cropped bomber, a beanie and some other must have essentials for my closet!
And how cute are these mini flower bouquets??
We finished our day at the Christmas tree at the Takashimaya Department store (similar to a Barneys). I had no clue the Japanese celebrated Christmas in the more westerner style.
Chiao wanted to pick up some makeup for her niece Cindy. She researched a lot of the cool stuff on line. Here's some Japanese make up I snagged:
Ok, now here's a funny story. Chiao and I have been CRAVING the street style meat sticks. I don't know what it's called, but it's like barbecue. We remembered it being near our old hotel last visit but just kept walking. We finally found it and the place was PACKED. 2 European men were getting to-go and they said it was absolutely amazing.
We then go inside and saw no seating available, we went upstairs. Only to be yelled at by the owner telling us the restaraunt was full and EVERYONE waits! We were so embarrassed!!! I mean, the WHOLE place looked at us. Then a drunk man started taunting us!
After a good 20 minute wait, the owner came to us in line and took our order. I guess in this particular restaraunt, the only way you can be seated in a chair was you HAD to order alcohol!!!!
Being a long day it was, I GLADLY took one for the team!!
Chiao and I looooooved it. It was worth every wait. And when we went down to pay, the owner was so super nice. We told her it was the most amazing restaraunt ever. Even through it was a hole in the wall!! It was called Toritaki.
Day 2 was a wrap!
The next day, Chiao and I got very little sleep. We were so excited to see Tomomi and Hiromi today (the 2 girls we absolutely adore in Tokyo).
Ummmm how cute is this??? Hiromi's daughter Licca made this for me! I'm the little blonde with the heels and suitcase!!
We had them take us to the outlet stores by Chiba (passed disneyland). When we got there I went completely insane in this store called Swimmer!!! It reminded me so much of a place I adored when I was younger called Hi John Stationery in the Bronx.
It was seriously heaven for Leila!!! Next stop was a stationery section in one of the department stores in the Aeon mall.
We were so rushed to catch a train back to Shibuya that we couldn't enjoy the shop! But luckily, there is a stationery section in every corner of the city!!!
Aragato!!! See you tomorrow! 4 more days to go!