|The streets around our apartment.|
Today was our first full day in the city and we had a priority to get in the groceries. Using Fourquare.com we were able to find a small supermarket some 200 metres from the apartment. There doesn't appear to be large grocery stores here, land apparently is too expensive to support them. We do quite a lot of shopping in Asian supermarkets back in Dublin and it helps, we did recognise many of the Japanese food items. We picked up amazing tofu and other essential food items.
|Our grocery shopping done and unpacked back at our apartment.|
We spent the rest of the afternoon/evening exploring the shops/sights and sounds of the Shibuya area. In parts its very traditional Japanese, in others it feels very like New York with yellow cabs and branded stores like Apple and GAP.
|No visit is complete without a trip to the Apple Store. The iPhone 6 will launch here on Friday.|
|Even at night, the Shibuya crossing is ALWAYS packed.|
We rounded out the night with a visit to the Shinjuku Ni-chōme area where we revisited Arty Farty, a bar where western people are allowed. Not all places allow non-locals in. And it's comical - no dancing is allowed after midnight and signs makes this clear!
|This is Japan - no dancing allowed!|