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I have a friend staying in Chiba so as soon as we got settled into our hostel we headed straight to Harajuku to catch up with him. He took us to all the funky shops and the famous Shibuya Crossing.

The next day we went to the Ameyoke market and Ginza shopping street. It was really good because it was the weekend and the entire street was closed off so pedestrians could walk all over it. I couldn't believe there was a line half a block long to get into Abercrombie & Fitch! After window shopping down the Ginza strip we found a restaurant under the railway tracks. I went to use a squat toilet for the first time since we arrived in Japan, and it was wet and extremely slippery. So I slipped and fell.
Yes I stepped into my piss. How embarrassment! My friend from Chiba the day before told us that we must try an Onsen (mineral spa) so we decided to. It was the best experience ever! A bit strange at first, expected to be naked in a room full of strangers, but you get over it the moment you dip your big toe into the 40 degree water. You walk out with your body feeling like jelly. From this moment we were hooked. We visited an Onsen every single day on our holiday after that.

Our last morning in Tokyo we went to the Senso-ji temple - a 5 minute walk from our hostel. We found it okay, it was getting back that was the problem. We spent an hour walking around the streets... it was a nightmare! After we found ourselves, we made our way to the Imperial Palace which was closed (on a Monday?!) then decided to check out the Sumo Wrestling tournament that was on.
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