Lost and Helpless
Tokyo Travel Blog› entry 5 of 16 › view all entries
July 23rd, 2009 – by: twilk76
The confusion did not end there. I was unable to book hostels online because they appeared full, however, i have been able to get a room when the internet said it was full.
Luckily, the capsule hotel had availability, but yet again was very confused as to how it all worked.
The shower is quite different as well. It is just an open room with 4 shower heads in front of 4 low stools. The custom is to squat bare ass on the stool, lather up with soap, fill up a large bowl with water and use this to rinse off. Since i am not too keen on share butt germs with strangers, i generally stood up or squatted down.
I met 2 Swedish brothers in the lobby and we went to Akihabara. Akihabara is known as electric town or the electric district. It is here you can find anything electronic. Stefan and Fredric were looking for something and i just tagged along. I had my first curry experience at a noodle shop. Again, here you purchase your desired meal at a vending machine based on pictures. I was not sure exactly what i was getting, but it looked harmless enough. I purchased a combination of soba noodles and cheese curry with rice. I thought it was meat, and the noodles came with tempura fritters, which got completely soggy in the soup, not a good thing.
After dinner we bar hopped in the area, and realized how expensive it really is in Tokyo. Each bar had a table charge ranging from 300 to 500 yen, and the beers ranged from 600 to 1,000 yen. Broke and sober we bargained with a few taxis until we found one for 3000 yen.
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