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Tokyo Chinatown

Chinatown / Yokohama

Yokohama was a bit out of the way, but it was interesting to see how different the Chinatown would be from others that I’ve been to before. I wanted to see what type of Japanese influences existed here. Mostly though, it was fairly unimpressive. I mean, by the size of it, it was a fairly sizeable Chinatown. I suppose the intentions of a good Chinatown where there; they had the dimsum restaurants, Peking duck, and picturesque ancient Chinese style architecture, but it was lacking a bit of the classic Chinese character. Where were all the Chinese people? I didn’t see any. And the people hawking goods- authentic or otherwise? All we saw were uninteresting gift shops. We also didn’t appreciate the pricing – everything seemed excessively expensive.

While walking around and exploring, we decided the only thing worth spending our money on would be the food. Even though we couldn’t fathom normally spending this much money on simple Chinese food, especially having just come from Hong Kong and China.

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Tokyo Adventure!

No lie, the sole purpose of all my companions and myself during our trip to Japan was to shop. And eat. But mostly to shop. Tokyo is the mecca of fashion, electronics, comestics, basically any material good you can name. Plus, the Japanese know food. If only they could teach me their skills through osmosis!

First, our 3 bedroom furnished apartment I managed to snag for us for the week at Oakwood Shinjuku.


Yes, Japanese people like to watch Hilary Clinton too


full kitchen. it even came with a rice cooker


the infamous bidet. i dare you to try it


the master. and yes, we like spongebob square pants!

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