We went to such cool restaurants in Japan, like this unassuming udon noodle place which was shown to us by a friend the boys had made over there. Chihiro said it was one of her most favourite restaurants to eat in and I totally understand why. At this place they make the udon noodles from scratch and they have a tempura selection that will have you hyperventilating from excitement. How it worked was, you ordered the basic dish at the front of the shop with the guy below, so it’s udon with broth and pork or beef or egg etc etc and then you head off to the tempura section and load your plate up with all sorts of wonderful things, squid, chicken, aloe root, potato, prawns, deep fried eggs, baby marrow (I’m mentioning like a 3rd of the selection). You then go find a place to sit and you sip on a beer or a coke while you slurp (slurping was big in this place) down probably the best bowl of udon noodles ever. We went back to this place 3 times, that’s how good it was.
This restaurant was also in Shinjuku, if you ever want to go I could always ask Chihiro for directions xx
After we ate ourselves pretty much into a coma, we left and headed towards one of the famous view points in town, that is situated right next door to the hotel Lost in Translation was filmed in. The lift catapults you up like 40 odd floors, you don’t feel how high or fast you’re gong but your ears do. You then leave the lift and are presented with the most awesome view of Tokyo, buildings for as far as your little eyes can see. It’s such a cool site, we went on an overcast day, but it didn’t ruin the view at all, just made the city look slightly ominous.