After being in Tokyo for a while we wanted to enjoy just being in the city, without any sort of agenda, so after trying to get tickets to the Ghibli Museum and failing miserably — we should have gotten it ages in advance (we *will* go back) — we decided to enjoy ourselves walking around Shibuya. We had ramen at the same place we had ramen for the very first time, we strolled around the neighbourhood a bit and settled on a bowling game — it was awesome.
We then headed to our own neighbourhood, Harajuku. We thought we had explored it pretty well last year but, alas, we found new very impressive venues. In just seconds, however, it started to pour down Japan-style (=very heavily) and we headed home. In just seconds everything went away and we went out for dinner at an izakaya that specialised in yakitori.
Everything was especially delicious that evening. Mainly because we decided (against previous plans) that we would head to Osaka a day before planned to go to the Universal Studios — The Wizarding World of Harry Potter had opened up just a few days before our arrival in Japan, and there are only two HP parks in the world (the other one is in Orlando), so we decided we should grab that opportunity and go — which meant we were only going to go back to our place in Harajuku two days after this evening, to pick up our bags and move to our hotel in Ginza. So it would be our last night in Harajuku (how I miss this place…!), which became a very special place for us, just like a second home.
Hope you enjoyed this one.