私は東京に行くよ

Posted by Mark

I’m off to Tokyo for a few days and will be back next week. I’m going to Electraglide Friday night which should kick ass since Orbital, DJ Krush, Kode9 and Flying Lotus will be playing sets among others.

If anyone has any recommendation of where to go let me know. I am looking for weird stuff.

Update: I forgot to add that I’ll be constantly be posting pictures on my Instagram account so follow me @mark248am or check out my online profile [Here]


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  1. Th.haba says:

    The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

  2. David says:

    It’s not weird as such, but you could try one of the whale meat restaurants – Gansokujiraya in Shibuya is pretty good.

  3. NoNiNhO says:

    Try to have a night in capsul hotel, i tryed it once it was a great experience. you can find it in Akihabara (biggest electric town in the world). see the below link for our stay in capsul hotel:

  4. FaDy says:

    That is one hell of a lineup Mark! Make sure in addition to who you mentioned not to miss four tet as well. let us have a review on the night

  5. vampire says:

    try the ninja restaurant in tokyo.
    unfortunately no cherry blossom!
    be safe and enjoy

  6. troy wearer says:

    The fishmarkets are outstanding, but you need to go early in the morning. If you’re jet-lagged that can work. The sushi is truly amazing, even by Japanese standards!

  7. Ahmed says:

    go to Ninja Akasaka, its a ninja themed restaurant. the food isnt that great but you will like the experience.

  8. Making Nice to Jinkos and Maikos says:

    I envy you Mark! Take me with you :) Although I don’t normally do weird (it’s a different matter I am weird) I will toss my two fils worth, regardless. You must make the time to spend at least an evening or two in Roppongi- Tokyo’s night district. The Christmas illuminations are at their finest in and around Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi and off Ginzha. The 4 am auction at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo can be construed as borderline weird. Visit Asakusa for the amazing Buddhist shrine and the equally amazing beer hall in the Asahi flame – a Phillip Starck designed architectural marvel. If you are a foodie you must stop by the French restaurant at Mitsukoshi , the Alain Ducasse restaurant for Chanel and the Sheseido fine dine restaurant all of which are located at a nodal in Ginzha. My fav is Sheseido. On the subject of food no trip to Japan is ever complete without patronage of the city’s many oyster and caviar bars and tasting of octopus creations which as you know is a delicacy in Japan. If you have the luxury of going further-a-field, spend a night in one of ‘em ryokans in Hakone or Kyoto.
    Moving back to Tokyo there is this rather large hot water spring resort( I forget the name) near Fuji TV studios in Tokyo you might want to check that one out ! Before I close just wanted to publicly acknowledge just how lovely and nice the Japanese people are to tourists and legal aliens in their country. Nowhere are foreigners made to feel more welcome and cared for than in Japan; something that the rest of the world needs to embrace from the Japanese. Enjoy your trip to Japan. You have a nice one now !

    • David says:

      “Before I close just wanted to publicly acknowledge just how lovely and nice the Japanese people are to tourists and legal aliens in their country. Nowhere are foreigners made to feel more welcome and cared for than in Japan; something that the rest of the world needs to embrace from the Japanese. ”

      They are polite and restrained (generally) from their group over individual mentality. However, a good number (mainly the older generation) are out and-out racists, something you see a lot of when you actually live there,

      • aaa says:

        Is it malicious racism or just ignorance?

        I think old people everywhere in the world are racist

      • Jeff says:

        I lived in Japan for ten years, so I have some experience. I believe that the racism is real but done out of national pride rather than hatred. They are afraid that foreigners will ‘take over’. Many foreigners are there working in entertainment and sports (the baseball teams even have a limit as to how many gaijin can be on each team), but you will not find many in serious business jobs. My children are half Japanese and are not treated equally in Japanese social settings. All this being said, I still love Japan and the Japanese people. I highly encourage a visit if you get the opportunity.

  9. aaa says:

    Haha Orbital damn it’s like we’re in the 90s listening to the Mortal Kombat movie soundtrack

    Wanna go to Japan though :/

  10. Of Jinkos, Maikos and Harajuku punk says:

    Yes, David. that is a valid point you posit. However, where I was coming from was more to do with tourists spending a few days in Japan – the zone of comfort your average Japanese Joe (be it the cabby, the doorman, the front desk receptionist or the sales girl) is able to provide is remarkably better than what a Brit or a Yank can do. Now I know that part of it is somehow because few Japanese are able to communicate in English but sometimes it is what’s left un-said: the gesturing and body language that tells you whether or not you are welcome. No place on earth can be totally bereft of racism. However, for a first time visitor to Japan it feels less so than say, London, New York, Beirut or Delhi. That is my only submission.

  11. Area965 says:

    Weird, you asked for it.

    Get a Bagel Head!


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