NEW TYPE: the maid cafe where all cute waitresses are boys dressed up as girls.

Did you know there are maid cafes in Japan where all waitresses are boys dressed up as girls?

NEW TYPE | Akihabara

I sure would love to visit a t place like this! They are so cute! A man dressed as a woman is called “Otoko-no-ko” (She-men) in Japan.

This place is called NEW TYPE and can be found in Akihabara, Tokyo.

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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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Day 3: Princess for 1 hour in MaiDreamin

Ever since first time I heard about Japanese maid cafes, I wanted to visit one.

Maid cafe

Maid cafe

Maid cafes is a sort of cosplay restaurants that have grown especially popular in areas like Akihabara. Originally these cafes were designed to attract the fantasies of so called “otakus”; Japanese “nerds” (mostly males) who are obsessive fans of video games, manga and anime.

Typical description of a Japanese otaku. ^^

Typical description of a Japanese otaku. ^^

When I visited the manga figure stores, I was mostly accompanied by boys like these. Apparently there's not that many female otaku's who enjoy the beauty of these dolls. I think otakus are charming though! ^^

When I visited the manga figure stores, I was mostly accompanied by boys like these. Apparently there’s not that many female otaku’s who enjoy the beauty of these dolls. I think otakus are charming though! ^^

This is a Korean otaku who recently married his pillowcase (decorated with a character he obviously love very much). ^^ I can't help it, but I adore odd people.

This is a Korean otaku who recently married his pillowcase (decorated with a character he obviously love very much). ^^ I can’t help it, but I adore odd people.

Western otakus. ^^ Yes, the kind of people I usually get surrounded by on the Japaneses events I'm going to now and then. *lol* ^^

Western otakus. ^^ Yes, the kind of people I usually get surrounded by on the Japaneses events I’m going to now and then. *lol* ^^

When you become a costumer of a maid cafe, you will be entitled as master (if you’re a male) or as a mistress (or princess) if you’re a girl.

Today, maid cafes attracts women as well, couples and tourists.

The waitresses at a maid cafe are mostly dressed up as “french maids” in petticoat dressed, stockings and with bows or a frill in their hair. Some maids wear bunny- or cat-ears for extra attraction. The employees are mostly young, pretty and innocent-looking girls that can live up to this “moe-fetish”. In manga and anime, moe often refers to adoration for young or innocent-looking female characters.

You will hear this “moe”-expression later in a chant.

Maid cafe in anime

Maid cafe in anime

All maid cafes are not the same. The costumes may differ, as well as the rituals. Some are more extreme than others. I believe our cafe was pretty normal. ^_-

There are maid cafes in which the maids kneel in front of the master to stir their tea and even offer to feed the master with a spoon for extra charge.

Spoon-feeding anyone?

Spoon-feeding anyone?

I’ve even heard of maid cafes that offer ear cleaning and massage (which truly don’t interest me… Eeewww ^^) and I don’t think it’s that uncommon with maid cafes in which you can pay extra to play cards or similar with a maid. In some ways, I would like to consider maids as a form of modern geishas. They entertain.

The maid menus do not differ a lot from regular cafes, but they tend to decorate the meals and deserts a little extra with cute designs. You will see our own example later.

Cute food.

Cute food.

There are some common rules that you’re expected to follow in almost all maid cafes. Most of them are pretty obvious.

For instance, you’re not allowed to touch the maid in inappropriate ways (of course!!!), you’re not allowed to stalk her or ask her for private information. You are not either allowed to take photos of her or of the interior in the cafe.

Maid cafés may allow you to get photographed with a maid if you pay an extra fee though and these photographs mostly get decorated by the maid, especially for you. You can see my example later in this post. :-)

Well, neither me or Hide had been to a maid cafe before, so we weren’t sure of what to expect.

There’s a lot of maid cafes in Akihabara (there are maids on the streets handing out flyers everywhere), so we just had to pick one.

Not my photo.

Not my photo.

It turned out that we decided to Visit “MaiDreamin“.

We just picked one.

We just picked one.

The cafe was obviously located on the highest floor in a very big building, so we had to enter an elevator. It was small and rusty and I really didn’t know what to expect.

As the elevator had reached top floor and the doors opened, it was like entering a magic world of soft pink light, a warm atmosphere and smiling people.

Not my animation.

Not my animation.

Three cute maids in adorable dresses shined up and came skipping toward us, shouting something I guess must have been “Welcome home Master” and “Welcome home Princess”, since that’s how they usually greet their guests.

One maid became our “main maid” and she lead us to a table in this lovely room with soft lights and colorful and cute interior.

A group of boys where sitting at another table, all wearing silly hats, and I thought “Ha ha ha, such nerds…”

Well, just you wait Iona…

Magical candles that leads you to fantasy land.

Magical candles that leads you to fantasy land.

Our maid knelt down at the table and had a small electronic candle in her hands. She mostly spoke Japanese so I’m happy that Hide joined me and could translate.

She said that it was a magic candle, and when it was lit, we would enter Dreamland.

I don’t remember if she made us count or chant something, but the candle got lit and our visit in this fantasy world began.

She handed us a cute menu with offers and desert. There was hearts, stars, cute bears and cats painted everywhere.

Certain “package-menus” offered us something to eat as well as special offers like gifts, posters of the maids and the opportunity to get photographed with two maids instead of one.

Well, more the merrier I thought and decided that I wanted to be photographed with two maids. You can see the photo below.

Me and Hide ordered ice-cream. I chose a vanilla cat and Hide a chocolate bear. We were allowed to take a picture of these cute and tasty beings and so I did.

Hides chocolate bear and my Vanilla cat.

Hides chocolate bear and my Vanilla cat.

Before eating, our maid wanted us to join her in a little song, or maybe we can call it a “little chant”. I had a little bit of hardship to learn these words, since I can’t speak Japanese, but I did as well as I could.

I think one of the chants was the following words, and it was supposed to make our food become extra tasty:

Oishiku nare
moe moe kyun!

Apparently “moe moe kyun” is some kind of otaku meme. You remember the moe-concept?

Not my animation.

Not my animation.

The ice-creams were delicious!

Now and then, maids approached us for some friendly chats and entertainment, giving us compliments and such. They liked my hair and wondered if it was all mine. Of course it is! ^_-

Suddenly, while eating our ice-creams, our maid came skipping from behind and put a silly hat on Hide’s head. It was the head of a reindeer. I sure got surprised and before I knew it, she put something on my head as well. Hide told me it was a couple of black horns.

How suitable! ^_-

Glowsticks for party mood.

Glowsticks for party mood.

So now I was the one to sit there with a silly head accessory and I felt bad for thinking such thoughts of the boys at the other table.

Another maid told us that they would put up a show for us and asked to buy some glow sticks, which we did.

And another maid gave us a handwritten paper with the lyrics – I guess – for a song. Hide told me that he didn’t understand the concept of it though, that it was just irrelevant words put together. Apparently this was a bit strange for a native Japanese as well.

Well, it was a pretty paper, written by hand and decorated with cute kitties.

Some minutes later, the maids gathered in the pink spotlight and jumped up on a small stage formed as a pink heart. Music started to play and they sang and shouted like professional entertainers. They wanted us to cheer with our sticks and shout with them – and so we did. ^^

Not my animation.

Not my animation.

It was an amazing show and the maids gave their hearts and souls to us. I was so impressed and it was incredible to see. I think I smiled the whole time during our visit at that cafe. And laughed of course. I don’t think anyone can resist doing that.

Later, another maid wanted to sell us souvenirs, but I said no, ’cause I thought I had spent too much money there already. The maid looked really sad and said something with a very disappointing sound. Gosh, they are truly professional actors. Very hard to resist.

We both received a member-card in which Hide got entitled “Master” and I got entitled “Princess”.

Princess Iona

Princess Iona

With this card I was granted a special show next time I visited MaiDreamin. ^^

I believe maid cafes is a perfect place to go to when you feel depressed and alone. Even though it’s only a show, it DO make you feel better. They have such cozy atmosphere and the maids are so sweet.

After we had finished our ice creams and our coffee, we were asked to pick two favorite maids to be photographed with.

Oh, this was so hard, ’cause I liked them all. But I picked two, and we all stepped up on the heart-shaped stage and got photographed together. Our maid decorated the photos and handed them to us before we had to leave.

My and Hide's photos. The maids instructed us to take these "cute" poses. *nyan nyan*

My and Hide’s photos. The maids instructed us to take these “cute” poses. *nyan nyan*

This was truly quite an experience, and I don’t you can fully get how weird everything felt if you haven’t been to a maid cafe yourself. So if you plan to got Japan, you MUST try it! ^^

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Day 3: Me and Hide in Akiba

I met Hide at the Aoyama-itchome station and it was SO great to see him again. We gave each other a warm hug. He hadn’t changed much at all. ^^

This picture was taken back in year 2009 when me and Josefin visited Japan and Hide the first time. :-)

This picture was taken back in year 2009 when me and Josefin visited Japan and Hide the first time. :-)

After we had dropped Hide’s stuff at the hotel we continued to Akihabara. I convinced Hide to participate in a Purikura photo session with me. ^^ And this is the result:

Aren't we looking cool! ^_-

Aren’t we looking cool! ^_-

We strolled around quite a bit in Akiba – I mean, there’s so much to see!

By the way, for you who doesn’t know – the smoking situation is quite funny in Japan!

In Sweden we are nowadays used to the fact that smoking indoors is a big NO NO, but outdoors you can smoke wherever you want (and usually people throw their cigarette butts wherever they feel like (which makes our streets quite trashy).

In Japan, it’s mostly illegal to smoke outdoors, except in certain “smoking areas”. If you’re caught smoking outside, while walking the streets for example – you may be convicted to pay a fee of 2000 yen.

What you see here is a “smoking area” in Akihabara, outside Yodobashi store. I started to laugh when I saw it, ’cause it looks like an outdoor cage! And inside, all dirty smokers were crowding in a cloud of cigarette smoke. ^_- Like animals.

Animals (smokers) in a cage.

Animals (smokers) in a cage.

Hide and me visited a lot of otaku stores (I just love nerdy things). Like manga stores for instance. Gosh, there are SO MUCH manga!!! Floors after floors after floors in all these giant shopping buildings!

How do people even find what they are looking for?

Soooo much manga...

Soooo much manga…

Lol, I believe Japan is quite unique in many ways. Where do you otherwise find entire floors with pornographic comics? ^_-

X-rated

X-rated

We also visited a lot of doll’s store, simply ’cause I love dolls. This store sold parts of dolls so you could design and build them together yourself. Unfortunately it was way too expensive for me.

Dolls you put together yourself.

Dolls you put together yourself.

I was searching for a new manga figure to my collection and probably inspected thousands of manga dolls during my visit in Japan. I’m really grateful to Hide who endured doing this with me.

I didn’t find anything to my liking today though.

Manga figures

Manga figures

This day had only started. The funniest thing of this day was yet to come… I will tell you in next blog-post.

It was so so.. so crazy. ^_-

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First day in Japan

I slept most of the trip to Japan which made time go by much faster. Suddenly I woke up and saw a mountainous landscape and the pilot informed us that we soon would prepare our landing at Narita Airport.

The world is so beautiful from above.

The world is so beautiful from above.

Toyooka-san met me at the airport and gave me some initial help to adjust to the world I’ve just stepped into. After all, it’s been three years since I last time visited Japan.

This is me and Toyooka-san. The picture was taken in a Purikura-booth a little bit later that day.

This is me and Toyooka-san. The picture was taken in a Purikura-booth a little bit later that day.

The weather was sunny and the air neither hot or cold (~11 degree celcius). Much much better than the rainy and chilly weather in Sweden.

We took the train to Tokyo and continued to my hotel via subway. My hotel – Asian Center of Japan – was very close located to Aoyama-Itchome station (exit 4). I wouldn’t mind staying at that hotel next time I come to visit, since it was located so near my favorite area Harajuku. And it was a very nice hotel.

We decided to take something to eat and I knew that there was some kind of “Ninja-restaurant” in Akasaka (the area in which my hotel was located). So we started walking.

A portal to a temple in Akasaka, close to my hotel.

A portal to a temple in Akasaka, close to my hotel.

Unfortunately, the restaurant wasn’t opened yet. Next to it we spotted some Swedish flags. That was actually a restaurant with Swedish theme and it was called “Restaurant of Stockholm”. Outside was a big relief of Stockholm city, so me and Toyooka-san could point out Gamla Stan and Kungsholmen (where Toyooka-san lived during his visit in Sweden).

I'm standing outside "Restaurant Stockholm" in Akasaka, Tokyo. The diners inside seemed excited to see me there.

I’m standing outside “Restaurant Stockholm” in Akasaka, Tokyo. The diners inside seemed excited to see me there.

We didn’t go to eat there though, but I must say I’m curious of how japaneses cook swedish dishes. After all, I was in JAPAN, I wanted JAPANESE FOOD! Not swedish one…

So we continued walking around in Akasaka.

Akasaka

Akasaka

Some things in Japan is very strange. Like this commercial poster. Some kind of restaurant where they serve raw meat and the waitresses is equipped with whips? Very, very strange.

Want some meat?

Want some meat?

And the pharmacies looks quite strange too. But I love the colors.

Colorful pharmacy in Akasaka.

Colorful pharmacy in Akasaka.

Finally we found a place in which we could order some Ramen, which I was extra hungry for at the moment.

First we ordered Gyoza, some kind of dumplings. They were SOooo delicious. I recommend everybody to try them out.

Gyoza

Gyoza

And the ramen was very tasty as well. I ate so much I almost got ill. ^^

Ramen

Ramen

Toyooka-san is standing outside some kind of Pachinko-hall with Neon Genesis Evangelion characters outside.

Toyooka-san is standing outside some kind of Pachinko-hall with Neon Genesis Evangelion characters outside.

Then we headed to Akihabara for a short trip. Akihabara is also known as Akiba – the electronic city. It turned out that we didn’t need to take the train to the Akihabara station. We could go directly by subway to Suehirocho (Ginza line). The exits is located at the “end” of the big shopping street, seen from the Akihabara railway station. Very practical.

I love toys and these kind of games... often found in the "Game Taito Stations", but they always steal all my money. I get so excited and easily tricked...

I love toys and these kind of games… often found in the “Game Taito Stations”, but they always steal all my money. I get so excited and easily tricked…

And of course I convinced Toyooka-san that we should take some Purikura pictures, since I think that it’s SO fun (I’m very childish and easily amused, so I’ve heard…). And this is how the pictures turned out.

I simply love purikura.

I simply love purikura.

So fun!

So fun!

Strike the pose!

Strike the pose!

Later I felt a little bit tired. After all, I hadn’t been sleeping in a bed since I started my journey to Japan. Me and Toyooka-san ended our evening with a little “fika” at a cafe in Akihabara.

Taking a fika

Taking a fika

Then Toyooka-san left to go home to Shizuoka. I stayed a little while in Akihabara before I returned to my hotel.

Among else, I kept playing in the Purikura booths. ^^ Mostly the pictures didn’t turn out as I wanted at all, since all instructions and buttons were in Japanese. I just pressed here and there randomly.

Oh, here's something in english... I think... so cute. ^_-

Oh, here’s something in English… I think… so cute. ^_-

Me in purikura photo

Me in purikura photo

The lence louse

The lens louse

Akihabara looks amazing by night!!!

Akihabara looks amazing by night!!!

I bought these mouth-covers in a convenience store. I think they are very practical during winter. They keep my face warm and moist and protect me from harsh winds. The material is aery and you don’t get that cold and wet sensation as when you breath into a scarf. I also feel that it’s very nice for my sinuses which usually get infected during winter.

People with look at me very skeptical in Sweden...

People with look at me very skeptical in Sweden…

So I really don’t care if the swedes think that I look like a moron! They probably think that anyway! ^^

I got so happy when I noticed that I had a japanese toilet with dashboard in my hotelroom.

I got so happy when I noticed that I had a Japanese toilet with dashboard in my hotel-room.

And take a look at these instructions to a japanese toilet. Note that you even can adjust the wolume of the "fake" flush sound. ^^ I love japanese hightech toilets!!! ^_-

And take a look at these instructions to a Japanese toilet. Note that you even can adjust the volume of the “fake” flush sound. ^^ I love Japanese high-tech toilets!!! ^_-

I have truly arrived in PARADISE! ^^

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Akihabara – the electronic city

Hide had taken the night-bus from Osaka and arrived in Tokyo this morning. We decided to go to Akihabara, also known as Akiba – the electric city!

Akihabara

Akihabara is very colorful and truly a paradise for all otakus who love electronic stuff, manga and anime. The buildings are big and scattered with advertisement. Everywhere is stores filled with electronic knick knack for very beneficial prices.

Akihabara

I will never forget our trip to Akihabara. Definitely one of the most amazing places in Tokyo.

Manga figures

To my delight there were a massively amount of stores with manga figures and I knew for the very beginning that I wanted one.

Manga figures

There were big buildings with several floors totally dedicated manga dolls (we skipped the hentai floor, for Josefins sake ^_-) and at one of these I found the girl who would become my most expensive investment in Japan. She cost me 13 000¥ and I love her very much.

Let me introduce: Alice – Mon wo Hiraku Mono. Isn’t she adorable?

Alice - Mon wo Hiraku Mono

Funny stuff

You find some weird stuff in Akihabara also, of course. But hilarious if you ask me – I love weird stuff. Like these cushions shaped like a girls lower body. Want to rest your head on someones lap?

Need to rest your head on someones lap?

Japaneses also seem to be quite crazy about different kinds of outfits, like these Lolita ones (“Love Dream Costumes”). It would be fun to be the owner of one, but I settled down with some cute cat ears instead. (Now, when am I supposed to wear these… While educating? ^_-) They are anyhow prettier than the poop-hat. (?)

Cat ears or poop hat?

Gaming Halls

Of course there’s also a lot of gaming halls and next time I visit Akihabara, I know that I will spend much much time in any of these.

Silent HillMe and Hide played some Silent Hill (don’t I look awesome with a gun? ^_-) and I also tried out one of the dancing machines.

I have a dance-mat at home, but have never tried one of these big installations before.

Akihabara maidens

Here and there we spotted these notorious “Akihabara maidens”, girls dressed up in cute lolita-outfits who draws people to certain maiden-restaurants or maid-cafes.

I asked several of them if I was allowed to take a picture, but they all turned me down with a friendly smile.

Akihabara maidens(I’ve heard somewhere that the cafes usually charge 500¥ if you want to take a picture with a maid. Maybe that’s why.)

Some of them happened to be caught on film anyway. I hope I’m not going to hell because of this.

Dinner

When night fell over Akihabara, we relaxed at a nice restaurant, sitting outside watching the rain and enjoying the nice temperature.

Akihabara evening

Josefin ordered a pizza that she’s been talking very hearty about ever since and I took a peak at my doll Alice who had been carried around in a box all day. I was so happy that evening – about everything. I will remember this evening with delight forever.


 

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Greetings from Akihabara

3 July 2009

Today we have visited Akihabara – electric city – in Tokyo, and it was AWESOME! I loved it! So many cool stores with a lot of nicknack, electronic stuff, manga and anime. I played Silent Hill with Hide, and danced on a dancing machine. We saw a lot of Akihabara maidens but no one wanted to be photographed. I bought a manga figure for 13000 Yen. Crazy? But she was SO adorable! I saw her for several months ago (090328) and put a picture on her on my blog. And now I finally found her. She HAD to be mine!

It’s late, but me, Josefine and Hide will drink some sake in our hotel-room. Mata ne!

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