Hello, my fellow eggs!
On the way to Thailand (during our second visit), we stopped in Japan for a couple of days. I had chicken katsu curry every single day!
Funny story, the ramen (see second photo in the slideshow) was obtained through mysterious means. In the restaurants, they have these machines where you enter your order. The button to translate everything in English was broken and the restaurant owners did not speak English. So, we selected things based on how they looked in the preview images. I have no idea what I ate, but it wasn't chicken. All I could taste was pure spiciness. However, because we went in the winter, it prepared us for the harsh wind when we left!
We spent one night in the Imperial Hotel. Everything was automated, including the bathtub. That's right, you could push a button to draw the water and at whatever temperature you wanted! I shared a room with my younger brother, and we just had fun seeing what all the different buttons did.
If you go down a floor or two, there are some restaurants and entrances to clothing stores. The prices were too high, but it was nice to see the things they offered!
It was fairly late and it was too cold to go outside, so we stopped by a tempura place and got some assorted tempura.
When it warmed up, we visited a shrine.
We also walked around Chiba, checked out the mall where we had lunch.
My only regret is we didn't get to stay longer because it was so peacefully quiet and clean. A much needed change from hectic university life. Thus, my favorite part about Japan was the food and culture. And my least favorite part was that we were only there for a couple of days. I would like to go again with my family and explore other districts and perhaps stock up on Sailor Moon merch or catch a LoL LCK tournament XD