Greetings, this is Kyndra from the Shinkasen on our way to our AirBnb in Osaka. While we have nearly a 3 hour train ride I figured it was a good opportunity to share yesterday’s unique experience in Kabukicho.
Kabukicho located in the heart of Shinjuku is most famously known as Japan’s largest entertainment and red-light district. I think Taki described it perfectly as being the “Manhattan Times Square” of Japan.
The only plan we had set for the day was the Robot Restaurant, so we headed out early to explore the area.
The first thing we did was find our favorite Japanese pop-culture icon.
From there we had lunch at our first authentic ramen shop. Most restaurants in Japan you place your order and pay at a kiosk before sitting down where the chef will gladly take your receipt and make your meal.
After lunch we went to the SEGA store that was filled with claw games that were on a whole different level of difficulty, but out of pure luck I was able to get a hello kitty. ^_^
Soon after gambling on claw machines it was time to go to the robot show, I think it is best if we just drop some photos and videos below to best describe the sensory overload.
During the show Acea made a friend, his name was Ben who was from Perth, Australia. We went out for a drink to talk about the show and our experience so far in Japan. After a few more drinks we decided it was time to brave the ultimate Japanese Karaoke experience and found a nice place called Big Echo. The English song choice was limited (they didn’t even have Bohemian Rhapsody!) but thank goodness they had Smashmouth….
Anyhow, sorry for dragging on…yesterday was a great day to break us out of our shells. Tomorrow we plan to explore Osaka, until then thanks for reading!