Day 11 - When It Rains, It Pours
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September 12th, 2009 – by: tommylennie
Once I had succesfully navigated the epic Shinjuku station, I ventured towards the numerous buildings that pierced the skies. That's when the downpour started again, just as heavy as before! I ducked in and out of sheltered door entrances and even phone boxes, before calling it quits and sprinting back to the train station.
The rain didn't look like it was going to cease anytime soon, so I made the 2 minute journey back to Shibuya to get some dry clothes on and some lunch. This was accompanied by the usual wander around, where I saw a T.V crew conducting an interview. To escape the rain for a while, I also had a look inside the famous store that is Mandarake, in which you can find wall to wall anime in the form of DVDs, magazines, dolls and even costumes. I managed to craftily get a couple of photos before being caught!
By now the rain had let up quite a bit, so I chanced my luck and headed back to Shinjuku.
Once again, I found myself caught up in a games arcade, as I perused each floor in awe. I completely lost track of time as I watched teens and adults alike whittle away the hours, and their yen, on some of the craziest arcade games I've ever seen. Perhaps it's a good thing that I don't live in Tokyo, as I too would spend a lot of my time and money here.
Before I knew it, night was closing in fast, so I hunted for some more Kare Raisu in Shibuya! Afterwards, I spent the night drinking a few ice cold Asahis in the Aldgate British pub, along with a few English guys, all of whom were in to watch the Arsenal vs Man City.
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