I don’t know how, but here we are again with another Japan trip. I seriously love this country and have been here more times than I’ve visited my own home country of Vietnam. The friendly culture, the food, the convenience stores and the efficient train systems keep me coming back every year. Our goal this year was try to just enjoy living in Japan instead of having a bunch of things on the agenda to hit. We stayed in Tokyo for about two weeks and did some exploring around the country.
First things first, we had to get some convenience store food.
Julia had to have the waffle ice cream sandwich before we headed to our Airbnb.
On the first day, we decided to take a shinkansen down to Kyoto and Osaka, so we can get some Kobe beef for Keith’s birthday. Our first stop was the Nijo Castle in Kyoto where amazingly enough was still well preserved.
For lunch, we went to Nishiki Market where there was a line of street food vendors that had all of the exotic Japanese food.
This egg sandwich was so light and fluffy!
At the end of the market was a Mameshiba cafe, which is a chain of dog cafes that features Shibas! We dropped all the plans we had for the day just for an hour with these pups.
Keith was the chosen one. You’re not allowed to pick up the dogs here, so when one crawls up in your lap to nap, you are now a dog bed.
The last thing to see in Kyoto was the Inari Shrine.
Whole lotta gang shit.
Time is the only enemy.
It was Keith’s birthday, so we celebrated with some A5 Wagyu Kobe beef!
The next morning, we ventured out to Odaiba to check out Team Lab to check out the art installations.
It’s seriously an amazing place with so many installations. Perfect for the gram.
We got dinner afterwards at one of my favorite things to eat in Japan, gyukatsu which is basically a deep fried steak.
Always so cool to see some JDM cars, like this Chaser with Work VS-KFs.
Me and Julia were hungry for some late night food, so we decided to check out this ramen spot near our Airbnb. It’s one of the top 10 in Tokyo!
Seriously, so good.
Gotta have ice cream after every meal.
If you want to get some sick ass neon dirty street style photos, check out Kawasaki Warehouse.
It’s a replica of the Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong which used to be like a black market.
Finding some cafes to take breaks and the food here is so aesthetically pleasing.
Had to take the wife to a fancy dinner for dealing with all of the car stuff we’ve been doing.
We ate the Sky Restaurant at Sky Tree which had a beautiful view.
Came home to these drunk beauties photos by Tanya.
More adventures to come! Check back for more and if you have any questions leave a comment!