Day Twelve

From the japan Collection

This was our last full day in Tokyo. We originally had grand plans to go to Odaiba, check out the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, visit Joyopolis, see the giant Gundam statue, visit Fuji TV, etc. It was suppose to be a final grand tour.

Then we realized we could just go back to Harajuku, eat the best gyozas we had ever had and play tons more arcade games and shop in Akihabara. So that is exactly what we did.

While we had already experienced the majesty of Harajuku Gyoza for yourselves Jarques and Tina had not experienced the pleasure. So we headed over to Harajuku and arrived at the restaurant even before it opened. Once we got our seats we ordered 60(!) pan fried gyozas and 6 boiled ones with two orders of those delicious bean sprouts mixed with mince beef. The server actually didn't believe us when we had we wanted 60.

Once we devoured those delectable gyozas we got back on the subway and looped around to Akihabara Station. Like any visit to Akhihabara it isn't completely unless you go to Yodobashi Akiba so that was stop #1. After pumping some more money into the Japanese economy we then headed back to our stomping grounds that is the fifth floor of the Club Sega arcade. For the next two and a half hours we played all of our favorite games: Chunithm, Taiko no Tatsujin, Monster Hunter Spirits, Mario Kart.

Now getting proper hungry and bogged down with shopping bags we made a quick pit stop at our Airbnb before hoping on the Oedo line and heading for Higashi-Shinjuku Station and the Shinjuku Eastside Square for some conveyor belt sushi.

The catch with this sushi place was that you placed your order via a tablet at your seat and then a few minutes later your sushi would be delivered right to you on a conveyor. It is the greatest fucking thing I have ever seen and it is the only proof I need that Japan is living in the future. Come next week I gotta go back to flagging down servers to order anything more like a savage.

After an unhealthy number of tuna nigiri I was finally stuffed and it was time to head back to our Airbnb to pack and prepare for the flight back to San Francisco. To keep the tradition alive we watched Rush Hour 3 while packing before finally curling up into our beds.

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