yeah, i went summer 2003, august, it was hot as shit. i wore around a pair of choco sandals (tried to break them in for backpacking) but my feet got all crappy and ended up buying an aweosme pair of new balance mt555. i didnt go to nearly as many stores as i wanted to because i already had a 50lb pack and knew that i whatever i bought, i would have to carry with me for the next 3 months, so i didnt buy anything really, bought an awesome tshirt though, no name brand...i was there by myself, so i had all the time in the world to get lost and explore. i was there for like a week or so, i shared my room in minowa....i want to go back next year, but i'm broke so we;ll see...ueno was probably my favorite, followed by shibuya for shopping....shinjuku i found too expensive..
i was really bummed because i didn't get to go to all the stores i wanted to. my friends aren't too on to the whole superfuture-fashion thing. but i did go off by myself on the last day to go do some last minute shopping for my friends in harajuku. i wanted to go to daikanyama and check out stuff but i'm a bad navigator, i woulda gotten myself lost.
when we got there we stayed at Homeikan Ryokan off the hongosanchome stop marunouchi line (yess i still remember. im so homesick, you don't even know images/icon_smile_dead.gif ). on dec. 30, we took the shinkansen to kyoto and stayed at J-Hoppers hostel. then on Jan. 3rd, we went back to tokyo and stayed at the Tokyu Excel Shibuya Hotel. Overall 11 days.
how long ago did you go? and when are you planning to go back, because i knowww you want to go back too! haha, how can you not! i didn't get to go to ueno shibuya is, indeed amazing. everything is like within reach! food, shopping, entertainment, movies, everything. when i got back to cali, i was soo bummed. no more subways, vending machines and good food.
--- Original message by samsikle on Jan 16, 2006 03:22 PM
did you notice how amazingly nice everyone was? i got lost and went into a KFC (in like 98 degree heat with a 50 lb pack on my back) and asked the manager for directions, he barely spoke english and he ended up walking with me for like 15 minutes to show me where my hotel was. from that day forward i made a promise to never ignore a japanese tourist again!
tons of stuff for sale now on ebay: corpus, Rag & Bone, Helmut Lang, levi's premium, Gap, vintage etc.