If you couldn't tell by my last few posts, my first few days in Japan involved plenty of trips to Ikebukuro!

On this day, I had just had some kinda crappy job news the evening prior, the perfect post-uni job I wanted had offered me an interview which I couldn't make as I'd be travelling to Hiroshima that day, and there wasn't much that could be done about it! I was pretty bummed out, as after hearing I had an interview, I was kind of overjoyed. 

The day before, I had seen a figure I had wanted for years on sale in a store in Ikebukuro. I hesistated buying it even though I had said that I would impulse buy it immediately if I saw it in Japan! I went back and got it to cheer myself up. It cost a lot, but then I reaffirmed my decision when I saw it again for a good 40% markup elsewhere! 

But I got the opening time of the store wrong and had a good 40 mins to kill in the small area of Ikebukuro I knew, I had only been in Japan a few days, so exploring an area of Tokyo I was only slightly familiar with, completely alone, was a little intimidating.

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Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park!

This is a rather famous park in Tokyo, located in the Shibuya area, and to our surprise, it was less than a 5 minute walk from our Airbnb.

Vending machines are everywhere in Japan, you know how in New Zealand there are more sheep than people? I swear the amount vending machines and the population of Japan must be close to equal.

Boss coffee is a big brand that makes some good coffee! It's produced by Suntory, a company which makes an absolute ton of drinks, whisky, beer, fizzy drinks, juice, etc! All of what I tried was great.

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