Kon'nichi wa! My trip was wonderful! I was in Tokyo for the most part, with my quarters near Tokyo Tower. Each day i would explore a different area,starting in Shiodome. I would just wander, though i had a guide book. For example, i went into Shibuya looking for this anime/collectible store called the Mandarake. But i would allow myself to go anywhere i thought looked interesting. I took lots of pictures, found lots of manga, toys and books.
Everyone was very kind to me, very courteous, quick and efficient. It was so clean and neat. the Gardens and parks were beautiful, the buildings Spectacular! I loved the toy stores, with their colorful displays of robots and monsters, and and sexy figures! I picked up some doujinshi...some of those things are really good, and others are unbelievably dirty...
I'm going to go back! If there was one thing that bothered me most about my trip, it was that my Japanese, wasn't good enough.I could make myself understood, but i couldn't keep up a conversation. i guess , lots more practice?
Next time, i'd like to try a different city, and i'd like to visit other things besides just the otaku stuff. I want to see a Hot spring! And i want to do Karaoke but it's no fun by yourself. I want to make friends.
I did get a beautiful blue yukata . I saw a lady being fitted for a kimono, but i had no idea they were so big, or so complex!
But yeah, i thoroughly enjoyed Japan.I'm going back!