Monday, June 01, 2009

Japan Trip 2009: a question of priorities

We are obviously not traditional tourists. What's the first thing you do when you go to Tokyo?

See Star Trek, of course.

Some of the other things we've done so far:

* Gone shopping in Harajuku
* Gone to MOS Burger for a MOSdo burger
* Gone to McDonald's for a teriyaki burger and a deep fried pie
* Gone to a ramen shop
* Gone out drinking

Today and tomorrow, we're meeting with some Japanese clothing brands.

I'm gonna write about some of these things, plus our hotel and our flight, which was actually not that bad. Our hotel is pretty fabulous - I'm rendering out a couple of panoramas of the view right now, will post them later.

By the way, I liked Star Trek, but was surprised at how much like a regular TOS movie it seemed to me. I felt like I was watching Wrath of Khan and Search for Spock put together (especially as long as it was), but with a younger cast. It had a more modern look, but I was just expecting a little something more substantively different, given all the talk. This was regular old TOS Trek to me.

1 comment:

  1. I'd say the first things we do involve foods we miss. Ramen-shop, kaiten-zushi, MOS Burger, katsu, McD's special burgers (I loved their cream croquette burger and ebi furai). Then comes getting haircuts. Shopping comes towards the end of our trip.


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