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2010 04 24 - Tokyo day 2

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One drink, and unlimited candy for about 10 Euro. Notice the empty bag
...Joining the Scandinavians to the bar was a no-brainer. Even when they told me that the entrance fee would be about 3000 Yen and drinks might be expensive I didn't care. I wanted a party and after all the money I hadn't spend the last week I felt I deserved a good night. We took the metro through Ginza and ended up at Ebisu. After over an hour of searching and asking around we found out the "best bar with live music" had been closed shortly after their great review in the Lonely Planet. We entered the first bar that had music, payed the entrance fee of 500 Yen and ordered our first drink for 650 Yen. The bar had only locals, but we were enjoying ourselves a lot. We quickly found out about a "plan" that allowed us to eat all the candy we could.
Then we discovered the "Unlimited drink and candy" for 22.50 Euro hidden menu option
Then we found another "plan" that allowed us all the candy we could eat and all the drinks we could drink for only 2800 Yen. 3 hours later the bar was closing, we couldn't eat another candy (but we had stuffed our pockets and even a scarf with candy) and we had given the waiter a lot of dishes to clean. We took the big plastic bag of empty candy-wrappers back to the hostel with us as a throphy. I can highly recommend the Ebisu Mudai Okashi bar if you are ever in the area! A quick ride back with the first metro and I continued my rythm of "go to bed early in the morning, wake up for breakfast at lunchtime".

After breakfast I went out into sunny Asakusa. I walked around all the shops, the Shenoji temple that was located between them and the food-market close to it.
Second round of candy and drinks. I had M&M's that were wrapped in a pill-strip for a week. They didn't even last a minute. Notice the slightly fuller trash bag
I followed the river and visited the "future highest building of the world", also known as the Tokyo Sky Tree. It had taken a long time to adjust from being alone on Mount Fuji to being among the millions of Tokyo. It also felt like Tokyo was only partly Japanese. Many people were taller and spoke at least some English. There was almost no nature and no history. Tokyo seemed like 1 big crowded shopping mall to me where every other store was a Lawson 100, 7-11, Family Mart, Sun Kus, AM/PM (supermarkets), Mc Donalds, KFC, Hotto Motto, or Sakiyu (fast food). Nothing seemed beautiful and everythings special was only special because it was so big. And I really didn't want to go from 1 tourist attraction to another one by getting in and out of metro's all day long. After discussing that with the deskgirl of the hostel she told me I should rent a bike and just tour around Tokyo however I felt like doing so.
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