Ok so I’ll be honest, I must have had too many gin and tonics (a new to me drink that I guess was more lethal than I’d expected), eaten too little and not had enough water the first full day in Tokyo and I felt like death the next morning. I stayed in bed for hours and basically wasted a good part of the day. What a dummy! At 32 I seem to get hangovers easily if I’m not careful…lesson learned. You can read about Tokyo day 1 and my Japan and Korea packing list in these previous posts.
Walmart sneakers (the savior of the trip) | high rise jeans | blush sweater blazer (the best pre-trip purchase ever, it traveled so well!) | short sleeved white t-shirt (my favorite and it’s super cheap. I sized up to a medium.) | vinyasa scarf (best travel accessory because it can be used as a blanket or snapped up and used as an infinity scarf. Countless ways to use it. Mine is 8 years old) | coat (old, Burberry)
Once I finally sucked it up get out of bed we decided to walk over to the park by our hotel. It was a small little park called the Shinjuku Chuo Park. It was Sunday and there was a festival promoting outdoor activities going on. So many families were out and about and it was fun seeing the different booths that were set up. There is a shrine inside the park so we took some time to look around it.
We stopped back by the hotel for a while because I still wasn’t feeling great, but then I decided I was up for a little early evening walking so we headed out to a happening area in Shinjuku.
After a little fresh air we went back to the hotel and ate dinner at their upscale Japanese restaurant, Junisoh. My stomach was still a little queazy and I wasn’t feeling adventurous, but I did want to try some Kobe beef and I can still taste the delicious steak and garlic rice that I had! Stay tuned for Day 3! I covered miles and miles on foot alone on the third day and had the best time!