February 22, 2014

Akihabara,Ginza, Marunouchi Japan Feb 2013

Akihabara: Divine geek chic-otaku heaven, gadgets, geeks, games and definitely no glamour, but plenty of room for hentai. We came for the quintessential Maid Café, Mailish. Designed by men, for men, sip your six-dollar soda and let the girls look after you. Electric Town indeed.

Apparently CDs are still in...or not? 
Look closely to find tons of maid, lolita and all sorts of costumes. A haven for people like me who love to dress up.
Maid cafe anyone? 

Anime and electronics: otaku world for you
We tried a recommended/famous maid cafe.
Yeah, they are as cute as the pictures. Too bad we can't take photos of the maids themselves. 
It was an interesting experience. Since we went as a couple, they were really formal with us, but when a solo guy came in, boy, they really went all over him and flirted like anything. I guess they were just being polite since Mark went with me. The food is ok. It was just really a regular cafe with cute girls flirting with you and serving you.
Bright lights; big city. Bring your wallet because Tokyo goes uptown with Armani Dolci, Mikimoto, Becasse and LV. The quintessential Tokyo shopping thoroughfare: one look and you'll wonder what all the fuss about their economy is about.
My God, people in Japan shop like CRAZY. I kid you not. And it's not like they went gaga over Zara or Topshop Sales, they were shopping at high end places like LV, Prada, Chanel etc. 
My mother's favorite pearls: Mikimoto. And yes, I had to fight my way against a TON of girls buying pretty expensive chocolates for their boys. They were even selling chocolates in Armani. Medyo nahiya ako so I HAD to buy Mark one without him noticing. Haha!

Had a little make-over at MAC. They were so nice!
 One of Mark's fave brands. From underwear, to perfume, to suits and ties, shirts, you name it. 

Tokyo Station: Clad in lovely Red Brick, Teutonic glamour, Tokyo Station is a grand old building - and a vexed labyrinth with a life of its own. Where old Japan meets new, it’s an enduring symbol of Japan’s modernisation, as emblematic as the Shinkansen.

Marunouchi: Literally, the ‘inner circle,’ a near-dystopian shatter of black glass buildings, cut against the night sky. Banks, Keiretsu, law firms unite around the Imperial Palace’s former moat. Watch the league of extraordinary salarymen rush in at day, for the place dies a quiet death at night. With wide avenues, sharply cut buildings and lit up trees, it’s 1950s corporate culture meets Euro vibe wrapped in a Comme des Garçons angular cut suit.

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