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5 Days in Tokyo

When I landed in Tokyo I was totally burned-out. I had just finished my teaching contract in Korea less than 48 hours prior and was also trying to pack up for my trip back to America. I'd love to return to Japan and explore other cities: Osaka and Kyoto particularly. I'd also love to visit Taiji, (the tiny town made infamous for their  dolphin slaughter ) to document the annual dolphin drive. Alas, in April 2014, I had only 5 days in Tokyo, at the Sakura Fleur Aoyama which I discussed in the previous entry. So, what do you do when you're exhausted and alone in Tokyo? Highlights of 5 Days in Tokyo, in pictures: Harajuku : a crowded tweeny cotton-candy wonderland. This storefront was the site of that heinous Avril Lavigne video ::puke:: Why do I even know that? Harajuku Takeshita-dori street lolz nice name. Wandered into this side-street containing tiny, run-down bars near Shibuya.  (* This is not the famous Golden Gai , but a similar area taking up