My last full day in Tokyo was on a Friday and I decided to shop. I started off in 209, a trendy department store in Shibuya. I quickly found out that Japanese fashion is expensive and dare I say, overpriced but I loved looking at everything.
|I really wanted that Mickey Mouse hat - had to restrain myself lol|
|They sure do love their coloured contacts!|
Kiki and I refused to leave Tokyo without some crazy Japanese nail art and had been meaning to do them since we arrived. Unfortunately we didn't anticipate how serious the Japanese nail game was, with each nail appointment taking approximately 3 hours you have to make an appointment. Walk-ins are considered to be rude. Oh and it'll cost you anything from $80-100! Luckily I came across Miss Fancy Pants Tokyo, fellow blogger. Her post on Nails 101 in Tokyo was so helpful. She recommended March Nails salon in Shibuya, their prices started from $60 and they had vacancies so we made an appointment (on the Monday before) and headed there after shopping. Guys, our appointments were for 3.30 and 4pm and we didn't leave till 7.15pm. I'd never had nails like this so it was amazing but I would never be able to keep it up. Ain't nobody got time for 3-hour manicures! I went for a very girly, 3 color design with bows and dogtooth sticker decals. And Kiki went for a glittery, white and silver pattern. Their attention to detail (like with most things) is incredible and I loved how they came out.
After that we were starving and it occurred to me that I still hadn't had any ramen this trip. We found a little place in Omotesando Hills called Ramenzero Plus that specializes in ramen. This was my first time having ramen and it was pretty good, Kiki was convinced the stock tasted like oha soup, and I have to agree. We got some gyoza too which was piping hot and delicious. We felt like treating ourselves to a dessert and went to Max Brenner's Chocolate Bar where we had the most indulgent chocolate cake, hot fudge sauce and ice cream. It was so so good. Then again I am a chocolate junkie so of course I'd think so. Lol.
After we got back from dinner we went to explore the nightlife centre, Roppongi and take in all that Tokyo had to offer before we left. For me, my last night in Tokyo was bittersweet. As much as I loved being in Tokyo and still now can't believe I was able to spend a week there, I felt very far from home. I was very much aware of the fact that I was on the other side of the world. The stark culture difference and language barrier was something I'd never experienced before. But the Japanese people are so helpful and sweet I would love to visit again someday.
I hope you've enjoyed my Tokyo diary! 2014 has been an amazing year for travel for me and I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to share my experiences with you all.