Day 1:

From London to Shibuya

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

Welcome to my 15 Days in Japan
Since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by Japanese culture and so I chose this to be my first big trip. Here I will share as much of my experience as possible. Starting with the day I arrived from London to the Narita International Airport.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

Food is art, and rightfully displayed on most restaurant's front-windows in plastic replicas.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

I ordered a 3G SIM card online. Because home is where unlimited 3G is.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

Coach ticket from the airport to Tokyo.

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On this Ramen bar in Akasuka you place your order and pay on this machine. The waitress will then place a glass of water where you are meant to sit. And if you can't read the menu, like me, she will try her best to help you.

Photo taken as part of the blog 15 Days in Japan by Nuno Coelho Santos

View from the flat I was staying in Akasuka.

Shinjuku and Shibuya
As the night approached I had no particular plans or expectations, so I freely wondered in Shinjuku when Masa, a Tokyoite I have common friends with, invited me to hang out with him and his friends. To my surprise we went to an Irish pub, which Masa loves, and I had the most expensive pint of Guiness of my life for ¥1000. We then went for Nomihodai, an all-you-can-drink 2 hours session, at a Japanese bar in Shibuya, where my last photo was taken.

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In Tokyo, you're never more than a few meters away from a vending machine.

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About 15 Days in Japan

This a recording of my first experiences in Japan as I travel across the country and meet many different people.

This blog is inspired by the wonderful 19 Days in Japan, which I used as a model. Please have a look at it and support the work Lena and Filipe have done. Mike Mata's One Week In Japan timelapse is also an inspiration and motivation.

About the Author

After many years fascinated by Japanese culture I decided to make the dream trip of my life. I live in London and work at a digital studio called ustwo. If you want to get in touch, go to my Twitter or add me on Line: nunosans.
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