Japan has been really fun all along. My favorite part of the trip so far is probably the first few days, which were the days that we were in Harajuku, Shibuya, and Akihabara. In Harajuku, we walked on Takeshita-dori, which was composed of many kinds of small fashion shops. In some shops, there were small delicate things like hair decorations, earrings and necklaces filling up the whole shop. There were other shops in Harajuku that were dedicated to selling costumes and cosplay materials. They were interesting to see because I don’t usually see that kinds of shops a lot outside of Tokyo. In Shibuya, the Shibuya Shuffle fascinated me. The Shibuya Shuffle is this big intersection located near the Shibuya station. When we crossed the intersection, the people around us felt like a huge swarm of bugs flying by. In Akihabara, I thought the tall buildings with giant Anime/Video Game posters hanging were fascinating. Akihabara seemed very colorful and it felt unique to walk around it.
Now, we are leaving Tokyo and heading to Gokayama on the Shinkansen[bullet train]. I’m really looking forward to see the contrast between the city and the suburbs.