In July, I finally had a nice-long summer vacation! I decided to head to Tokyo for the duration and meet up with my buddy Adam (who I hadn’t seen in 4 years). There is so much to share about my trip, so I’ll break it down day-by-day and fill you in on where I went, what I did, and most importantly–what I ate! First day – puttering around Asakusa and Akihabara.

Adam was not able to arrive on the same day as me, so my first full day allowed me to relax and bum around Asakusa and Akihabara. After sleeping in and enjoying breakfast at my Air BnB, I set off to do an Asakusa-Ueno-Akihabara walking route I mapped out. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I just wanted to get a feel for the city and get my bearings a bit. The walk was nice and (at that time) I was glad that we chose to stay in the Asakusa area. We were just far enough out to have some peace and quiet, but close enough to touristy stuff and tons of food options.

The view from my front door - Tokyo Skytree!

The view from my front door – Tokyo Skytree!

Akihabara was cool (I was kinda tired by time I arrived), but I would have liked it much more if I was in to gaming or Anime. As you probably know, Akihabara is the place to go if you are in to anime or manga, or are in-need of electronics!

After finding a decent spot to have a salad for lunch, I took a nice leisurely walk back to the apartment to rest and research where I would go for dinner. After perusing Trip Advisor, I decided to hit up a ramen joint in Asakusa. Although Ramen Yoroiya wasn’t the absolute best ramen I’ve ever had, it was cheap, flavorful, and quite filling.

The first of many - Ramen in Asakusa.

The first of many – Ramen in Asakusa.

I wasn’t quite ready to go back home yet, so I sought out the local Don Quixote and picked up some munchies and souvenirs.

A trip to Japan is never complete without a visit to DonQuijote!

A trip to Japan is never complete without a visit to DonQuijote!

I finished my shopping and went back to the apartment. I wanted to be well-rested for the day ahead! Stay tuned for next week’s post, where I’ll give you all the details on trinket shopping in Asakusa and my first impressions of Shibuya!

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Asakusa Don Quijote