I’ve pretty much died on Tumblr judging from the previous lack of posts…I do hope to make amends…how about a short on the night life of Tokyo? Or rather what I’ve come to experience.
Seeing as Tokyo is a massive Metropolis it is a rather big place to go on a night out and “paint the town red” as it were. Or if you are my friend here, go out, get wasted, and end up in a capsule hotel with 2 pairs of Bunny ears (funnily enough one of which wasn’t his).
A Capsule hotel is pretty much all in the name. A hotel for short overnight stops for those that have no where to go whilst they wait for the first train home. It pretty much is a wall full of Capsules, where you have just enough room to sleep. Pretty Neat huh?
Anyway, my nights out so far are pretty much as foreign as you could get. Halloween was pretty spectacular as we were trying to find our way to one bar all dressed as god knows what, whilst Japanese on the street were shouting “Happy Halloween” to us. You try orchestrating a march composed of the likes of Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu and transvestites and see how long it takes you to get to one place. Especially since the group wanted to photo-bomb every photo on the street.
We did try to get ourselves arrested by 9 girls in Police Uniform. Bet they were surprised to see us….
Although that didn’t end well as they tried handcuffing us to the other guys in our group and not them. Unfortunately.
—— Extra Side Note ——
Sorry to the Family members reading that last part….
But I thought I’d enlighten everyone with the apparent Foreign Party on the Yamanote Train line that goes around central tokyo. Apparently every year there is a costume party held on the train where they do their best to not let others on or off. Pretty much take over a carriage. Sounds like good fun to me. Although I can understand why the Japanese do their best to discourage it.
I was told by my friend not to show off my Devil Trident on the train too much just in case I might get kicked off….
Apart from the usual kicks of going out in Tokyo, I have to say there are a surprisingly good amount of street acts. I’m used to the usual rather poorly thought out guy in all white robes and white make up as he stares down passers-by, using his dog as a guilt trip for people to give him money. The people here though seem to be on a whole new level.
If it isn’t the group playing Samba music (where me, the Alien from Toy Story and a Transvestites all danced along to, whilst dragging random Japanese Salarymen from the crowd out to celebrate) its the Western guy playing amazing drums on random empty buckets.
All of which makes for a random night out, fun. I suggest you do it sometime, you’ll never know what you see. Especially around Halloween.
I do have to admit though. Seeing someone dressed as Santa Claus on Halloween was pretty much the best thing ever.
An epic mashup.
Well readers…this was short and boring. I hope to peek your interests soon enough as I plan to pick this back up!
Next up! Dating! (Not me, although from what I hear its pretty damn different)
Fun Fact of the Day: Dressing up as a Devil will only earn you the compliment “Cute” in Japan. My Trident was laughed at and my ego dissolved. I shall make amends.