… In late November, for a week.
Alright alright, I know there’s still a long long way to go, but I’m already so excited and fidgety. I can’t stop thinking about it! And my parents allowed me to plan my own itinerary, meaning that I can go anywhere I want to. They are also allowing me to roam around on my own.
The thing is, I’ve only been to Japan once, and that was a really long time ago – when I was half the size I am now. I don’t really know the place well, and we’re not going on a tour, so I need recommendations on where to go! And I can’t speak Japanese, so I’m going to have a really hard time getting around. I wish someone could bring me around.
I am proud to present my otaku to-do list in Japan:
- Drown myself in good-looking 2D guys at Otome Road in Ikebukuro, and look at BL stuff without feeling embarrassed. I wonder if they allow girls below 18, but I think I look 18 anyway.
- Experience a butler cafe – I’m thinking Swallowtail, but I heard you need reservations… But how!?
- Feel the otaku atmosphere at Akihabara.
- Experience a moe maid cafe. @home cafe seems like a hot spot!
Ogle atAdmire awesome cosplayers at Harajuku.
- Shop for otaku related merchandise at Nakano Broadway.
- Have fun at the Sunshine Namja Town in Sunshine City.
- Visit the Ghibli Museum. This also requires ordering of tickets in advance, but they don’t have the ordering service in my country. I could try ordering it at a Lawson store in Japan, but chances are rather slim because I heard people book tickets 3 months in advance.
Find a Japanese boyfriend, run away from my parents, elope with him, and live together happily ever after.
Am I missing out on anything? Your recommendations or perhaps travel tips would be great! And if you’ve been to Japan before, I’d love to hear your experiences.
I wish we could all go to Japan and hyperventilate over anime guys together. It’s always more fun to do things together (and also less embarrassing ). I can’t possibly do that with my parents – they don’t understand my unhealthy obsession over what they call “cartoons”, but they accept me for who I am and let me do what I want (well, as long as I obtain good results anyway).
I’m really fortunate.