I also had a second set of friends ask about shopping there, so I thought it would be a great opportunity to put together a mini guide on shopping in Tokyo (for people who are on a budget and even for people not on a budget - go ahead yall!).
Ok, so you are in Tokyo and want to sample the local and sometimes 'quirky' cuisine. I am not going to tell you to do what it says in your guidebook - check out the underground infamous stereotypical Ninja restaurant in Akasaka or the godforsaken-overpriced-Robot restaurant in Shinjuku.
So this is the first post I am doing in a series on traveling, living, eating, and vibing in Japan. I only decided to do a post on this topic because I have literally had three sets of different friends ask me what they should do in Japan. So I thought instead of copying and pasting my stream of consciousness excited ramblings on things to do from Tokyo to Kyushu I was like let me take a breath, brew a cup of tea, and take a trip down memory lane in order to put together a coherent list of things to do in Japan - starting with Tokyo.