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Today we had a late start, mainly due to me really catching up on some sleep. After breakfast we took the train to Akihabara, again, where we spent the afternoon and evening. Akihabara is basically just stores, with electronics, manga/anime, costumes, adult goods and games.. So that's what we did, browsed for games. And games we bought, for the SNES (as we have an adapter), DS and PSP (I think). The games are all in Japanese, but as Aarne knows some, and we both played games in English long before we knew any other words than "game over", we figured it will pretty much go well.
Akihabara is awesome for finding old school games, for most consoles (even ones we've never even seen before). We found some boxes with used SNES games for 100 yen a piece (a little under 1 euro?), which is pretty darn awesome. Now all of them aren't awesome of course, but still.. Wish it was that easy to find old games back home.
Another thing we did today was going to a kittycuddlingcafe.. A rather small place, where you pay 800 yen to cuddle with kitties for 30 minutes. I'm addicted to having some sort of feline creature around me, so we had to at least try, even though we were sceptical. We did see cats, and other animals in bad shape here in 2008, so I was rather nervous. It did however seem OK, the cats had water, food, toys, etc.. The only thing I didn't really like was the people that was paying to get in. It seemed to me that none of the people have never had a cat, baby or any other living thing before, so they had no idea how to handle them. The kitties did retaliate, rawr. Didn't bother to take any kittiepictures, because the whole 30 minutes were pretty awkward.
Apart from all the sweaty nerds and all the games, there's another pretty awesome thing about Akihabara: It's frikkin full of Gashapons! Or Eggymachines, as I like to call them. You put some coins in it, twist the handle around, and get a shiny egg with a toy in it. A couple of thousand yens must've gone towards that now. I love them. There's a few in Helsinki as well I think, but they're not nearly as cool as the ones here.
A store with nothing but Gashapon machines /drool
Shiny toys for me!
Tomorrow we're off to Harajuku, since it's Sunday and all; that's when everyone gets all freaky and shit. The weather forecast said it'll be around 30 degrees, a nice improvement, so here's to hoping!