Day 7:

Old Town and Downtown

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Old Town of Tokyo
After a long needed rest, I spent the remaining hours of sunlight exploring the old town of Tokyo. Shitamachi, in Japanese. I walked away from the hotel towards the Tokyo Skytree before meeting new friends in Ebisu, one of the trendy areas of town.

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

A set of family vases with the respective family names and emblems. From left to right: Kondo, Kubo, Aoyagi, Suganuma and Kondo again.

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

A store that only sells plastic food to decorate the restaurants window displays.

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Trench and Tram Bar
Miki invited me to go drink with their friends for the night. Nothing about the night was disappointing. The Trench is a cocktail bar in Ebisu with an incredible interior and bartender with the best mustache in Tokyo. Who happened to speak Portuguese. The bar is big enough for 10 people. The Tram Bar is a 3 floor club with absolutely stunning interiors.

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

The Trench is a cocktail bar specialized in absinthe. It is served on this fountain.

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Miki’s best friend YiLing and Christian, her co-worker from American Apparel.

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I waited for about half an hour for the metro station to open so I could go home and sleep for a few hours before checking-out from my hotel.

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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