Japan because of influenza and anxiety crisis, there's several things I miss
about living there. I made a little list about things I miss a lot:
safety almost everywhere and everytime of the day. There it was the first time I
was able to walk under the nightlights and enjoy the nightlife, specially the
The gay district's bar: bartenders and ladies there where
so polite and the atmosphere was so relaxed I felt confident and happy. I just
wish I could have gone more often, but you know, everything is expensive there
The several places you can go by train. You can visit several
areas in just one day thanks to the subway. Depending of you station you can
find calm areas, store areas, zoos, acuarium, spas and onsen baths, parks,
nature and temples, everything can be found in Tokyo, it's true ^^!
convenience stores: Full of yummy things, like instant soups (much better than
the nissin ones :P), desserts, snacks, traditional foods depending the season
and different drinks like green tea milk and grean tea cappucino .
curry pasta and shichuu pasta packs were so yummy if you prepare them with some
vegetables, I wish I could get them from here but pretty sure it would be
The public baths, onsen, the big bathub in my sharehouse,
I wish I could have one here...and the bath powder were great! The bath powders
are aromatic powders that you put inside your bathtub and help you to relax, or
feel like you're in an onsen bath, or makes your skin look healthier and softer.
There's hundreds of them, different aromas and purposes.
The hundreds of
stores you can visit there is amazing. From little to big bookstores, little
theme cafes, jewerly, toys, sanrio stores (you know)...you can never get bored
while having a walk around ^-^.
The UFO Catchers: Really, I was addicted
to them, even it costed me money to get little plushes or big ones, cellphone
straps or little figures. I couldn't walk without trying to get a little bunny
or rilakuma bear from thoses machines. The good thing is that getting a prize
from these machines are much easier than the one we have here with ugly and
cheap plushes ^-^;.
The maccha anko mochi, like little rice candies with
sweet bean inside and polvered with some maccha tea outside, chewy and with a
pretty soft flavor .
The green tea cookies: From any kind, I loved them! My
favorites were a cheap ones I had the chance to taste while having to sleep
inside a web-cafe (I don't like sleeping inside web-cafes :P), with chocochips
inside. I ate a lot ^-^!
Green tea chocolate, a must have snack, it
really tastes good ^-^!
The art and illustration galleries: Because I
want someday to share or publish my illustrations, I was amazed how
illustrator's works were so appreciated there, with their own exhibitions, goods
and toys dedicated to them. There's even a magazine dedicated to illustrators
(it's name is MOE, I got some of them), and I wish I could be someday in that
The feeling of sleeping inside a futon bed in a tatami room
The Sukiya and Yoshinoya restaurants: very cheap but yummy
The big bookstores and art stores.
ramen, made with pig bones boiled during more than a day, it's so juicy and full
of calories XD!
Wow, this post was larger than I thought. Sorry but I
had to take out from my chest and share my experiences with you. Well, good