Back in Tokyo and what better way to spend it then to go to Akihabara – home of seven story arcades, maid cafes and of course electronic megastores. I present to you a slew of pictures with absolutely no context: (sorry my output has slowed down significantly, I’m being lazy)
When in Tokyo it is important to stop by theme cafes. Perhaps a cat cafe, a reptile cafe or a high school cafe? We had too little time to hit up one of the better cafes and thus with an over saturation of Maid Cafes we visited one of those instead. I think I was disappointing because it was slightly creepy in its childlike sexual overtones. I am fully aware that this is not supposed to be sexual but it still felt weird. Next time, I’m sticking to the other cafes whose themes are more aligned with my interests. By this, I mean kittens. I’d also like to mention the High school themed cafe is one where the waitstaff dresses in high school uniforms, hands out yearbooks and will sign them as well as stick Hello Kitty stickers by their notes to you.
Our maid, made us a Magic Cat Caramel Latte:
We also stopped into a Japanese photo booth which required three separate rooms for the low low price of roughly $4 and 40 minutes of your time.
After a busy day of wandering around shopping and generally not being productive we decided to walk back to the hotel. We’d been pretty tired after our trip to Kyoto so we decided this would be the perfect day to rest up and go to Onsen aka a Japanese hotspring/spa/best place ever. Onsens generally have all nude, gender segregated areas and this one was no different. We chose to stay together and walked around the hot springs where we could dip our feet in, get fish pedicures. You are given a yakata once entering and a wristband that allows you to make purchases like food, drinks and any experiences you might want while inside the Onsen. This was by far one of my favorite parts of the trip, I only wish we went to more or stayed at a hotel that was a part of an Onsen.
Excuse the iPhone pictures, figured DSLR and possible water contact might not mix…