Elvis lives...in Tokyo!
Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
374Trip End Mar 15, 2007
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From here we walked around Harajuku's market area where we somehow lost half of our troops amidst the teeming crowds. Fortunately though we gained another one in the form of a Japanese girl Guy had met the day before who offered to show as around. After giving up trying to find the other pair (an impossible task given the crowds) we walked through Yoyogi-Koen where yet more of the unusual side to Tokyo was on display. Elvis impersonators where dancing around just along from many street performers and bands and the most entertaining dude we have seen so far performing a bunch of animated dances to such classic hits as the Flash Gordon theme tune, he had us in stitches and should at least get his own TV show we reckoned
From here it was just a short wander back to Shibuya where Guy wanted to check out a manga shop, the place was huge and full of all the funky little things you just can't get back in Europe. With our own personal translator (she did actually work as a translator for foreign bands performing in Tokyo) we went to grab a bite to eat and for only the second time since arriving here I knew what I ordered before I got it, even though I was still never 100% sure quite a few times before.
We then went to a arcade to watch the Japanse at play with one of their main passions, there was even a 4-player Mario Kart arcade machine which would take your picture and place it on your character, need to add one of them to the wish list. Along side, there many Majhong machines all full which I'm sure my Mum would have loved.
We whiled the evening away sitting in Shibuya Crossing people watching, which was quite a good way to end my time in this amazing city I'd grown to love as tomorrow I start heading south to Hiroshima.