Perhaps the only one country I had any kind of preparation to see is Japan.
Took Japanese language courses in college with the plan on visiting and being able to navigate without an issue... and to my credit, I did v well... with my iPhone. LOL
I landed in Tokyo coming from my trip to Bangkok....requiring a much needed rest.
|The excitement cannot be overstated!|
side note: JAL Airlines hands down has the best food ever...provided you're in 1st or Business; you enjoy the menu from their "restaurant" called BEDD which you can order on a tablet at your seat. I ate so many bento boxes LOL
Now, when I would dream of Tokyo, I imagined a blend of high fashion, goofy outfits, talking robots, classic temples, cherry blossoms, and anime themed everything. Tokyo didn't disappoint on any one of those dreams! o(≧∇≦o)
TOKYO A GO-GO BABY!!
Seriously, I am so in love with this culture, I'm convinced there is a Japanese school girl in my soul that loves kawaii everything; she was finally home!!
|Yes. Yes. Yes|
|A school girl in a man in a robot woman. #OnlyInJapan|
You can literally wander in this park for hours on end, which I was happy to do. You will eventually come across Meiji Jingu Temple, an incredible temple in the heart of Tokyo. Honestly, its easy to forget you're in a massive city when you're in this park... (ﾉ^ヮ^)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧
I loved all the photo ops here. Plus, I found my dream door. (thats gotta be a normal thing)
I. Love. This. Door ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ)
The scope of this trip was for me to recover from the shit show that was Bangkok, which was easily accomplished. Tokyo's skyline is pretty and easy to get lost in thought staring into...I highly recommend finding a place with a tub on the roof, it was a flawless way to enjoy the view and relax for long periods. (๑꒪▿꒪)*
|Taittinger and views.|
In the morning its off to do some shopping! Holy shit, they have a store chain called SoftBank which are like our Sharper Image on steroids...actual robots in there. She talked and twerked! Tech-boner!
|but actually, tho.. she said no. :: ˓(ᑊᘩᑊ⁎) ::|
|These were the guests I invited to the wedding|
Would have had our honeymoon at the Robot Restaurant that night (duh). Robot Restaurant puts on an hour long dinner show with battling robots, dancers, crazy costumes, and some wild techno music. This is a must see for a weird Japan enthusiast.
Alas, I settled into a bitter truth: A gay man cannot marry a heterobot. On to the next...
I explored every corner I could and still felt like I hadn't seen enough! Not to be a size queen but Tokyo Tower is goddamngigantic!