Shopping in Akihabara and okonomiyaki in Ikebukuro!

Yesterday, me and Jess headed to Akihabara for some souvenir shopping to family and friends. But we did also do some shopping for ourselves.

Me for instance found these cute cats.

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And this cute anime figure. It has somehow become a tradition for me to buy an anime figure each time in Japan. ^^ I don’t remember her name right now though.

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Later we headed to Ikebukuro to meet Hiroaki (I -アイ-), David and Stephany. We went to a Japanese restaurant where we could eat and drink as much as we wanted for a certain price. Gosh, I ate and drank so much. Mmmm. Okonomiyaki!

And I got the opportunity to try out this “natto” that everybody talks about.

We had such a nice time! Thank you all!

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It’s strange that the subway and train closes so early in such a big city as Tokyo. At midnight we always have to head home, and it feels too early.

It’s not often I see an empty tube carriage like this…

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What to do when your drunk friend falls on the track. Don’t go after him – press the button!

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Akihabara and Shibuya

Today, my friend Hide arrived to Tokyo. He lives in Osaka.

We went to Akihabara for a short visit. Akihabara is one of my favorite areas.

Electric wires is hanging in the air in Tokyo…

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Want to get your ears cleaned by Geishas?

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It’s not unusal that there are plastic food ouside restaurants to show the menu. Helps a lot if you can’t read Japanese.

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Well, it’s nice to be back in Akihabara…

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Floors filled with otaku stuff…

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You want to buy a mini-toilet that you can steer with a remote?

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Akihabara…

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Akihabara…

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Akihabara…

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I bought a new boobie mouse pad, since the one at work is a little bit broken… and dirty. ^^ I needed a new one.

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Akihabara…

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Akihabara…

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Jiji!!! But what is Moomin doing there?

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Nyanko Sensei! <3

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I couldn’t help myself from buying some souveirs…

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Then we went to Shibuya to meet up with Jessica. Gosh, there are so many people…

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We headed to Record Towers… time for shopping!

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Jessica wants to tattoo this logo. ^^

So much visual kei stuff here… kind of heaven.

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LM.C.

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D.

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I bought three DVDs… Rentrer En Soi, X-Japan and hide.

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The we took some coffee at a coffe shop…

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Shibuya is quite pretty when the night falls.

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Then we continued to a Japanese restaurant.

Mmmm time for sake!

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And we ordered a lot of food, and it was oishiii.

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Jessica ordered a drink with remnants from Fukushima.

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It actually tasted really good!

It will be raining all day tomorrow… what to do then…?

Jetlag, Umeboshi and Ikebukuro

Our second day in Tokyo. I got jetlagged and slept way toooo long this morning. Missed hotel’s breakfast, but I had some rise balls spared that I could eat. So good!

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I tried to eat something that I really didn’t know what it was – but now I know: umeboshi….! It was probably the most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten. I thought it would be sweet like cherry, but no no. I can’t even explain what it tasted like, you have to experience it yourself… experience the horror…

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On the other hand I like Japanese fluffy pancakes that you can buy at FamilyMarts. They are filled with something that seem to be vanilla cream and… maybe syrup. Taste sweet… very good.

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This is outside our hotel.

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I’m very curious about this store…

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A regular smoking room in Japan… Gosh… I miss the freedom of smoking outside…anywhere… as you can do in Sweden.

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Don’t run in the subway!

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I decided to make a short visit to Shibuya today.

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The famous crossing in Shibuya at the Hachiko exit. So many people….

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Here is the statue of the famous dog Hachiko, he waited for his dead master to show up at the station for nine years… Poor dog.

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A filming team wanted Jessica to act in front of the camera. They asked me too, so I guess they was looking for gaijins… ;-)

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Time for some food… I ate some mochi! I love the one with cherry in it!

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Then we headed to Akihabara! The electronic city and haven of the nerds… ^^

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Akiba…

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Akiba…

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In Akihabara we socialized a bit with a friend of mine, Toyookasan.

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Sign in the batroom. Which button to you push to flush? ;-)

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Then we headed to Ikebukuro.

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Ikebukuro

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Ikebukuro

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We went to a Japanese restaurant with the singer in the Japanese band I -アイ-

We could order via a technical device at the table, not need for a waitress. ^^

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Cassis beer… black currant taste – very sweet and good!

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Delicious tuna sushi!

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He treated us so much great food.

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Mmmmm….

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I like Japanese restaurants when you can sit in a cozy booth like this!

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Hiroaki (I -アイ-), Jessica and me.

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Cool otaku nails!

color's nail decoration in AkihabaraIf you’re in Akihabara and want your nails done, why not go visiting the salon “color’s” where you can get amazing nails like this!

The characters are drawn freehand and you pay 1000 yen per 10 minutes.!

Picture credits to kawaii-i.com

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Day 6: Akiba and Lorna the Ninja Maid

Today I returned to Akiba. I just can’t get enough of that place. And my main objective of today was to get my hands on a pretty manga figure.

I love Akiba!!!

I love Akiba!!!

I looked at a lot of different dolls. I just love this kind of Japanese dolls…

Beautiful Japanese dolls

Beautiful Japanese dolls

Most of them weren’t for sale though. You buy body parts and put them together yourself. It’s pretty expensive. But that day I’m rich…

Japanese Dolls

Japanese Dolls

I’ve heard that there’s been snow in Stockholm, so I bought these USB-arm warmers. I tend to freeze my hands off while programming in the winter.

USB-arm-warmers

USB-arm-warmers

My niece loves “Hello Kitty”, so I hope she will like these presents to her.

Hello Kitty stuff

Hello Kitty stuff

And my bargain of today… FINALLY!

This lovely manga figure: Lorna the Ninja maid!

She’s pretty big! ♥

Lorna the Ninja Maid

Lorna the Ninja Maid

“Enjoy a relaxing moment with Lorna. The ninja maid puts down the sword and the tea set so she could have a heart to heart chat with the collectors. Everything about this moment is soft and fluffy, from the wavy hair that spills down her back like a golden waterfall to the fox tail. The fishnet materials at her chest and her stockings are made to resemble real fabric. Her package comes with her anime face piece and her manga face piece. The lines on the anime face piece is cleaner, and the details, like the thick lashes and the sparkles in her eyes in the manga face piece is richer.”

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