Night View from a Roof in Ikebukuro

Published on February 11th, 2010.

When me and my friends were going to Ikebukuro to look up a guest house, we forgot to bring a note with the details, so when we got there we only knew the name, and that it was somewhere in 2-chome^^;

Eventually we went to a LAWSON store (convenience store) and asked for help. But we never really found it, well, we did find it, but we didn’t know until we got back home and took another look on Google Maps :P We didn’t really dare to walk into a house with no signs whatsoever.

Eventually we saw this house that looked a lot like a guest house, and it probably was, just not the right one. Well, we decided to check each floor anyways, and eventually we got to the roof!

The view was pretty awesome, but it was also a bit scary :P Got that feeling of being really far away from home at night in the middle of nowhere, you know.

3 lost gaijins on a roof of a small house in the middle of Ikebukuro at night, it was a pretty cool experience!

Before we went back home we had dinner at a Yoshinoya and went to a 100 yen store, where I bought some chopsticks to bring back home. I’ve been using one-use chopsticks from the sushi bars around here up until now :P

This post was submitted for the second Japansoc Blog Matsuri hosted by Gakuranman with the theme Secret Japan.


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  • http://www.erin.tofugu.com Erin

    Mmm, Yoshinoya. We have a few (well, one for sure) in California, but I’ve heard that they aren’t as good. Nothing imported ever is! Ah, 牛丼ラブ ♥

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Cool :) We don’t have any “real” Japanese restaurants here as far as I know. I had spicy chicken curry for ¥580, definitely good for the price but I’d prefer more chicken and less curry sauce…

  • http://www.erin.tofugu.com Erin

    Mmm, Yoshinoya. We have a few (well, one for sure) in California, but I’ve heard that they aren’t as good. Nothing imported ever is! Ah, 牛丼ラブ ♥

    • http://www.yonasu.com yonasu

      Cool :) We don’t have any “real” Japanese restaurants here as far as I know. I had spicy chicken curry for ¥580, definitely good for the price but I’d prefer more chicken and less curry sauce…

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  • http://caught-redhanded.com Ryan

    Those pictures really lend themselves to the beginning of some old-style Japanese horror movie…

  • http://caught-redhanded.com Ryan

    Those pictures really lend themselves to the beginning of some old-style Japanese horror movie…