ShimokitazawaOn my research for Japan's trip I read somewhere that Shimokitazawa was one of the most arty neighborhoods in Tokyo. Actually, if you put hipster and Tokyo in google most of the results will be about this cute area of the city. It is not only one of the trendiest places of Tokyo, but of the world.
I couldn't wait to walk along the streets of Shimo , so we arrive early in the morning....too early probably... Most of the shops and cafes were still closed and there were no people in the streets. We thought, what a nice place to live, this is a kind of paradise, everyone seems to wake up at 12 o'clock... hmm , not a bad life.
The truth is that not many cities would be very alive in August at eight o clock in the morning... Still we loved Shimokitazawa streets and we both thought that this would be the neighborhood to live in Tokyo...
...specially after seeing this three floors Muji Store :)
AkibaharaAnd after the quietness of Shimo, we went to the crazyness of Akibahara: the neighbourhood of technology stores, manga and maid cafes.
Is it me, or someone seems to have problems with proportions in his drawing?
And that was it. Our two weeks in Japan went so fast, and we had such a great time, it was so much fun being in a place where you can't read any of the signs, and have to be creative to communicate with just signs and pointing, but we were so blown away for the kindness of the Japanese. If I had to define Japan with a sentence I would say it is the mix of tradition with technology plus the touch of a crazy genius. Oh, and the food, don't forget about the food....