Sightseeing/Shopping suggestions Tokyo

Discussion in '-off topic-' started by Demanufacturer, Nov 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

  1. Demanufacturer -senior member- -senior member-

    Demanufacturer
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    Location: The Hague
    Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:00 am

    Hi all, I'm heading to Tokyo next week (to perform!) and I was wondering if you guys have any nice suggestions of things for me to do :)
    This will be my second time, so I've already done and seen a few things, but I'm always on the look out for something new!

    Ofcourse, I'd like to buy some j-rock music, so any shop recommendations would be great!
    My other interests are video games (mostly Nintendo), alternative music (metal, hardcore techno), and some anime like Neon Genesis, Akira, and Ghost in the Shell.

    Food recommendations, like small restaurants, are highly appreciated as wel! :)
    Some nice nature areas and shrines are much appreciated too.

    Many thanks in advance :D
     
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  2. etherealspirits -dead scape- dead scape

    etherealspirits
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    Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:54 pm

    Well, there are still a lot of music shops like Tower, but a number of the good smaller ones have closed so it is best to check before heading out. Like an Edison has closed some locations. Closet Child in Ikebukuro still has used cds.

    Where in Tokyo will you be staying? That will help with food recommendations.

    As to nature, Kyu Furukawa gardens still has some roses blooming plus a really nice Japanese strolling garden. And it's inexpensive. Todoroki Keikoku Park looks really nice right now. Since it's autumn, leaves are changing color so there are a lot of good places to see that if you like that. Nikko area is really popular right now for this. There are so many gardens and parks in Tokyo... Going out to the mountain areas around Tokyo can also be good.

    Well, I did make this map...it has some MALICE MIZER locations I scouted out and other places on it.

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewe...&ll=35.872946681009836,139.6375593472045&z=10
     
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  3. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 pm

    I feel obliged to add a plug for Ginza Vampire Cafe, you can go and eat Mana's custom foods ::meev::
    https://twitter.com/M_d_M_official/status/1184378589908570112

    Demanufacturer wrote:
    The only places I know of worth going to are Super Potato in Akihabara and the various Mandrake stores in Nakano. You've probably already been to those, but if not, could be worth a look. Some people swear by Hard-Off but I've never been to one so I make no representations.
     
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  4. Madmoiselle_Silk -night vision- night vision

    Madmoiselle_Silk
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    Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:33 pm

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