Asakusa is really famous for education-related omamori, especially for passing entrance examinations at big universities, so you can imagine the crowds at the temple.
We made another stop at Ikebukuro, which was a good idea because we managed to catch the tail end of Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro’s Cat Festival — where a lot of independent creators and small ateliers made catcentric merch that was like catnip for me ❤
Too much rich food over the past couple of days made me crave something a bit simpler — so gyudon it was for lunch. Not Yoshinoya though, because there are so many better options in Tokyo, like Matsuya or Sukiya ^^;;
The rest of the day was spent noshing on doughnuts, takoyaki, and every possible kind of chicken dish they have come up with in Hokkaido. I can already feel my waistline expanding
This little shopping trip was pretty easy to conceal because we can just pretend that we got the drinks from a convenience store, and hide the gashapon toys in our pockets — sneaky sneaky 8D
The best part? It’s all on the company tab HUEHUEHUEHUE 8D
While traveling to Japan for work sounds like a lot of fun, it’s really a lot of stress and I don’t want to do it too often that it kills the joy out of going to Japan on holiday 😀
We have six more tips that can help keep your expenses down while holidaying in The Land of the Rising Sun.
Anime Japan is a fantastic event, and although it’s not perfect it’s getting there.
With our holiday drawing very quickly to a close, it was time to get the rest of our itinerary done as quickly as possible.
Kyoto International Manga Museum is a great place not just for manga fans, but also for aspiring manga-ka.