As you can see from the video, we are totally exhausted with only one hour of sleep the night before. The flight was very cramped and we were not able to sleep either.
We start off arriving in Tokyo late at night and going straight to the guesthouse we stayed at in Koenji area of Tokyo, Japan. It was very difficult to find the guesthouse, because the addresses are not posted on the outside of the buildings--- it took almost an hour to find and was very stressful. However, once we were able to put down our luggage, we went right back out again to explore the area on foot.
Koenji is an area located in the Suginami Ward of Tokyo, Japan. I had never heard of this area before coming to Japan, so we were very lucky have stayed in such an awesome neighborhood. The only other neighborhood that I can compare it to is St Mark's in Manhattan (3rd Ave at 8th St); filled with old buildings, bars, karaoke, izakaya restaurants, live music, and punk rockers. Yes, Japan still has punk rockers with mohawks and spikey leather jackets and all that goodness. We quickly fell in love with Koenji and would like to spread the word about this area that is almost unknown to foreigners.
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This first video just scratches the surface of everything we experienced on our trip, but I hope you enjoy!