NYE 2006 Tokyo: Day 4 – Fukubukuro, Akihabara, Roppongi

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New Years in Japan means fukubukuro. In order for stores to clear out inventory they stick all their remaining stock into grab bags ranging from 5000-10000円for customers to fight over. There are some pretty good deals, but I don’t like the buy and pray technique. Ann was perfectly fine with it and bought like 9 of them.

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Since we spent all morning doing something she wanted, we spent all afternoon doing what I wanted, so we went to Akihabara. Even Akihabara had some fukubukuro, but since its an electronics district they were priced a bit higher, and had things like PSPs and Nintendo DSes. Since that’s a pretty big commitment to make blindly, most of the bags were clear and you could see what was inside, defeating the purpose entirely. Due to the Otaku culture and lack of bargainable prices nowadays, Akihabara is sort of lame, a shadow of its former glory. Denden Town in Osaka blows it out of the water.

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As it got dark, we headed to Roppongi Hills to walk around. Everything is really expensive in Roppongi so after walking and getting a couple of drinks we high-tailed it out of there and back to Shinjuku to eat.

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~ by foomfoom on January 2, 2006.

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