We woke up at 8:30am and headed to the hostel cafe for a buffet breakfast of toast, egg and riceballs. It was 500 Yen but totally worth it! We checked out at 10:00am and walked to the Nagoya central station to take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Tokyo. The journey took about 1 hour and 45 minutes and was free with our JR pass (as long as you take the Hikari or Kodama trains).
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We arrived in Tokyo just before 2:00pm. Check in for our airbnb was not until 4:00pm, so we stashed our bags at Ueno Station in a locker. We then took the Yamanote line (circle line) to Harajuku to look at some clothes. I got a yellow shirt with some funny nonsense written on the front.
We headed to Shibuya on foot, and found a tiny park filled with Sakura along the way! We grabbed a beverage at the 711 and had a drink in the Sakura filled park!!!
Then we continued on our way to Shibuya in the direction of the 109 Shibuya tower. The 109 tower is filled with clothing shops (109 of them). We started at the top of the tower and worked our way down the tower, wandering through all the interesting shops.
We then went to Mandarake, the manga and art book shop (with figures and memorabilia too). Jives got an art book! We then took the train back to Ueno Station, but this time the train was the hilarious kind of packed with people that you only hear about! If you collapsed on the train, you would remain standing up! People were so tightly packed!!
We retrieved our bags from the lockers, and walked through the rain to our airbnb. The airbnb itself was pretty gross in terms of cleanliness, but nice otherwise.
It was pouring rain for walk to the airbnb, so we were soaked by the time we arrived, and we were super hungry! So we left right away to search for some food (it was about 9pm at this point). We couldn’t find a restaurant we agreed on, so it was a bit painful until we chose a place, a Chinese food restaurant. The food was ok. I had egg and tomato, which was arguably the only option for a vegetarian.
After dinner we grabbed snacks at the 711 and headed back to our airbnb.