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Day 4

tokyoRide rush-hour subway. Question TV reporter's judgment.

tokyoBreakfast: soba noodles at stand-up counter. Shrimp, in this case, has been replaced by tofu.

tokyoEngage in favorite Tokyo pastime: shopping. Visit photo booth arcade; take more incriminating photographs I never expect will be made public.

tokyoDiscover gathering spot for lithe young Japanese men.

tokyoEncounter bizarre fashion trend known as Gothic Lolita. Or, in the case of these two, just Lolita.

tokyoTakoyaki—octopus balls!

tokyoAttend goma ceremony at sushi patron's temple. Debate whether indoor fires at wood-framed historical sites are really a good idea.

tokyoVisit tiny bar in Shinjuku area called GoldenGai. Make new friends; enjoy $20 bottle of beer.

tokyoCelebrate last night in Tokyo with a visit to the "doctor fish."


No guidebook. No itinerary. No map. The story behind Catherine Price's unplanned Tokyo adventure

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