Today we visited Meiji Jingu, a Shinto Shrine in Shibuya. The surrounding park was very beautiful and peaceful - good for two slightly hungover people! Early evening we headed to Oikawe which LB was a bit fearful about, but definitely did not need to be! We were greeted at the door and lead to a room where we sat on the floor at a low table. We drank Plumb wine and ate some beautiful, fresh, raw scallops with seaweed and wasabi. We knew that there would be folk music, but for a while we were the only guests, so the musicians came a joined us and let us try their traditional instruments. They were all so lovely and welcoming. When their concert started we were blown away by their tightness and technical ability. The singing was amazing too. Yesss!!!
26 September 2017
First night in Tokyo and we did loads! We had Ramen at the famous Fuunji Ramen where we bought tickets from a machine and then qeued until the seats came free. Then we headed to Piss Alley where we tried sake and plumb wine in The Albatross Bar. Next up, Stone Flower at Golden Gai where we made friends wkth the lovely old, guitar playing landlord, jammed, sang and listened to jazz http://www.goldengai.net/shop/b/18/
And to finish off the night, Calum hired us a private karaoke room and we sang our heads off for an hour! Night 1. Complete!