i would highly recommend it for anyone who needs a haircut that's cheap, efficient, and convenient.
I got my haircut finally today. A friend told me about this place in Shinjuku
that cuts your hair in 10 minutes for only 1000 yen (10 USD). Everything is so convenient and efficient here! I had to go check it out for myself. Sure enough, only a stone's throw away from the station stood the tiny little hair shop. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I couldn't pass up the chance to at least say I'd done it.
When I entered the shop, I had to put a 1000 yen bill (exact change) into a machine and get a ticket (I've determined that you can buy pretty much anything from a vending machine here in Tokyo
from beer to cigarettes to hot ramen soup to haircuts). I handed the ticket to the stylist who asked me what I wanted done.
buy the ticket here...
I told him in Japanese that my Japanese wasn't very good and asked him to do as he thought best. Sure enough, ten minutes later he had done his best and my hair was shorter and cleaner. My favorite part was when the guy pulled out the vacuum hose that sucked up all the extra hair off my head. It definitely has a bit more Tokyo flare to it though which I'm happy about. Supposedly the haircuts in Tokyo are some of the most trendy and hip in the world, but they can run upwards of 10,000 yen for a cut only (about 100 USD). So I was happy to get mine cut for only 1000. Oh, did I mention that they put the comb that they use in a bag for you to take home?
Here are the photos and some other random photos taken around Shinjuku. The winter holiday season is approaching fast and I'm looking forward to eating Christmas Cake.