Saturday, March 27

Korea-Japan, Day Five: Hello Tokyo

And just like that, our time in Korea was over. However leaving Seoul wasn't that painful as I was now going to head to my real destination of Japan, one of the places listed on my "places I need to go to" list. We booked an early flight; and despite knowing that this was a sensible thing to do it still felt like a mistake as we made our way to the airport during the early hours of the day.

Tokyo is pretty awesome, and it's safe to say that I fell in love with it on sight. I was surprised by its charm and warmth, and how it wasn't the futuristic and robotic place I thought it was. In the few hours we spent making our way to our hotel in Shibuya I discovered the friendliness of the people, the understated hotness of the women, how blummin' clean the place was and how there was a certain indescribable buzz in the city.

I'm a bit ashamed to say that Korea had already been forgotten.

We were staying at the Granbell in Shibuya, a boutique hotel (which is a bit quirky if you're used to the normal stuff like I am). I just accepted it as another example of Japan's uniqueness.

We spent the afternoon at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. Alas I didn't see much cosplay but the exhibition was interesting and fun enough and I was knackered by the end of it. On the way back to the hotel we checked out Shibuya, including what is apparently the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world.

Although our day has ended early, it feels like we've done loads already.

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