Spontaneity is the Key to Amazing Experiences

Day 73:  Japan 

On the way to Shibuya Crossing this morning we stopped in a random sushi shop that we had walked past a few times and decided we should check it out.  It was some of the best sushi I have ever had.  Sometimes spontaneity is the key amazing experiences.  When we say, “to hell with the plan” we open ourselves up to so many opportunities that weren't available to us before.  This is true with things bigger than food choices.  Take some time in your life to just let go and do something spontaneous.  

After our spontaneous sushi outing we headed to check out Shibuya Crossing.  You’ve probably seen Shibuya Crossing in any movie that takes place in Tokyo.  As a Fast and Furious fan, the one that comes to mind for me is The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift.  I am actually rewatching the whole franchise right now and just finished Tokyo Drift the other day.  It was really surreal to be standing in a place that I have seen so many times in movies.  Walking around the Shibuya neighborhood is an experience.  There are so many people, but similar to our experience the other day,  It is amazing to me that so many people can be in the same place at the same time, but no one actually sees each other.  How many people do you pass in your daily life that you have never spoke to?  I’ve decided to challenge myself to speak to new people every day.  Not just while I’m abroad, but in my life.  I challenge you to do the same.  


What better way to start than a Japanese tea room.  We found one in Sibuya, walking distance from where we were and decided to check it out.  We had a brief conversation with the man making our tea.  It was a fun experience that I definitely recommend everyone traveling to Japan, try. 

On our way to find dinner we stopped in a boutique shop.  There was a poster that caught my eye.  It was Trump in a Supreme TShirt.  It seems I can’t escape the nightmare.  It seems that everywhere I turn in this country, I am reminded of the failings of the one I left a few months ago.

After we left we found a restaurant with TanTan ramen.  It was spicy and yummy and came with pan fried pork instead of the traditional pork slices found in ramen.  The pork was better, but I think I still prefer the traditional ramen at Ichiran. 

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