Tokyo - Karaoke

Posted by M&A on November 5, 2015

In the morning we went to Kappabashi street which is called the Kitchen Town. There are shops selling all restaurant equipment - wooden bento boxes, cutlery, food replicas, etc. . We got there our garlic grater for 168 yens :-)

Our next stop was Sensō-ji a very famous ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa. The area is extremely popular among tourist and everyone wants to take a photo with the huge paper lantern which is on the entrance - and so did we :-) After being in Kyoto, Nara, Kamakura the tempe itself didn’t surprised us. There is also a shopping street of over 200 metres long, called Nakamise - another place where you can by all possible souvenirs.

When we left the Temple area we had a view on Tokyo Skytree. It’s the second tallest structure in the world and has 634.0 metres.

Our main destination for the day was Karaoke shop. Karaoke experience was on our “must do” list. After some googling - to compare prices and get some info how it all works we went to a place close to Ueno station. The deal was 165 yens per person per half an hour with all you can drink (soft drinks only). It took us a while to figure out all the equipment but after that it was just 2 hours of pure fun! We were surprised how many English songs are available - almost everything we wanted was there.

Tokyo is amazing - neverending neons, pubs, bars, restaurants. Everything is big, shiny, colorful. Not only one area looks like that - almost everywhere you will find something special and eye catching.

Kabukicho, a part of Shinjuku is known as a red-light district. It is full of host and hostess clubs, bars, and love hotels.

We went to Harajuku as we were hoping to see Harajuku lolitas but we were unlucky.

From Harajuku we walked to Roppongi Hills to see Maman bronze, stainless steel, and marble sculpture of spider. It is among the world’s largest, measuring over 9 metres high. Spider has a sac containing 26 marble eggs and its abdomen and thorax are made of ribbed bronze.

On the way to a train station we strolled by the Tokyo Tower which is a communications and observation tower and is 332.9 metres high. There is a main observatory located at 150 metres and special observatory at 250 metres but to access both you need to pay 1600 yens.

Tokyo is ready for Christmas - all around the city you can see Christmas decorations.