Happy life in Tokyo

These couple of days were great, Cat cafes and delicious food !

Coming home after a long drinking night in Tokyo is always interesting. First train comes around about 5am-ish and in that train you can see a lot of weird things.

I arrived to Asakusa at 5.40am and the streets were so quiet and peaceful, very good time to take photos.
Early morning in Asakusa
I went straight to sleep but I did saw people getting ready for the Sanja matsuri.
Early morning in Asakusa

In Ginza there is a famous waffle shop that I never tried before and now I understand why there is a long queue everyday. They were deeeelicious and Cheap !
belgian wuffels in Ginzabelgian wuffels in Ginza

I’m absolutely mental about Ice cream ( you should know that already), in a hot day in Tokyo I normally eat 3-5 ice creams and most of them are macha (green tea) ice cream.
Eating macha ice cream

One of my weird traditions is to go to Shakey’s pizzeria and after I’m full I go to the cat cafe !
Shakeys pizza is a good place to go if you want ok tasting pizza, very tasty onion rings and 300yen drinks.
ps. that place is very cheap.
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Here are some very cute photos of the cats at my favorite cat cafe at shinjuku called Calico.
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In the last post post I wrote about the best Japanese fried chicken place (唐揚げ)
that is located in Asakusa. The chicken is very cheap so one evening I ate a lot of it 😀
浅草の唐揚げ浅草の唐揚げ

M.O.S Burger is best fast food restaurant in the world. Just look how tasty it looks ! When you visit Japan you have to go to eat there even once !
M.O.S. Burger in AkihabaraM.O.S. Burger in Akihabara

I went to the famous One Piece event in Roppongi Hills which was great but the entrance fee was 2000 yen and you could not take photos inside there and it was in the same floor as the Tokyo city view but you could not enter to that side without paying 1500 yen more so I gave up and went only to see the One Piece event. It was worth the money but I would have been happier if I could have taken photos inside.
One Piece exhibition in Roppongi Hills
Long line of people getting the tickets to the event that was held in the 52nd floor if I’m not mistaken.
One Piece exhibition in Roppongi Hills
I did get a lot of One piece merchandise from there tho 😀
One Piece exhibition in Roppongi Hills

If you are going to the Solamachi mall in Tokyo Sky Tree you have to check out the kyoto green tea ice cream shop ! Look what I got and you understand why.
Macha Azuki ice cream in sky tree, まちゃ あずきMacha Azuki ice cream in sky tree, まちゃ あずきMacha Azuki ice cream in sky tree, まちゃ あずき
Also when you visit the tokyo Sky Tree you absolutely have to buy a Tokyo Banana Tree from there, they sell these almost everywhere in there so would not be too difficult to find.
Tokyo Banana Tree (famous souvenir from the Sky Tree)

As a nice end to this post, here is a homeless man with an expensive Finnish design bag called Marimekko. 😀
Homeless man with marimekko

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Cat cafe Calico, Shinjuku 猫カフェ 新宿

It seems that always when I go to my favorite cat cafe in Tokyo, I keep going to eat in the same restaurant called Shakeys pizza ( if you been reading my blog before you know it).

This time was no different, before we went to the cat cafe we took a quick stop at the restaurant to some delicious salad that they have and of course the best onion rings and few slices of pizza.

Pizza and SaladPizza and SaladPizza and Salad

Calico
-Best cat cafe in Tokyo (in my honest oppinion)
-not too expensive 1000yen an hour
-you get a free ticket always when you leave and with it you can get a free drink when you come back.

I took some great shots of the cats again there 😀 I know all you cat lovers will like them a lot !

The first ones are my favorite 😀
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These days when I go to this place I always buy that small box of chicken that the cats love. Always when I have it open the cats come around me 😀

Here are couple of photos of the cat downstairs and up.

-upstairs is great with Wii and ipad to play with 😀
Cat Cafe Shinjuku calico

Downstairs is full of Manga and an area where you can eat and drink as well 😀
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More photos of the cute cats!

I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you are giving them chicken so that you don’t pull you don’t take the chicken away!
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Sleepy sleepy
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I loved this cat! I was watching this big cat jumping in to that small basket and everyone started laughing when she was trying to make herself fit in to it 😀
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There there cute cat’s
Cat Cafe Shinjuku calico

I want more chicken !
Cat Cafe Shinjuku calico

He doesn’t want anyone touching him while he is a sleep.
Cat Cafe Shinjuku calico

Standing on my legs.
Cat Cafe Shinjuku calico

and Sleepy again
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Some things I bought those days.
-From left to right
1st. European plug-in
2nd. SD card box for 4 cards
3rd. C270 logitech webcam for my girlfriend
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I love this thing, recharging the batteries of my ipads and everything 🙂
Shopping in Yodobashi Akihabara

Nice panorama I took at the station
Panorama metro station tokyo

She has a cute back bag 😀
Asakusa festival

Thank you for reading one of my posts again ! “Like” my facebook page if you liked those cats 😀

More Videos in Japan

Here are again videos for you from the exciting Japan !

Was walking in Shibuya for a bit to find my new wallet so took this video for you 😀

Went to my favorite cat Cafe in Shinjuku called calico. Always a great place to go to when you want to relax.


Cutest Cats ever ! Maybe not as cute as Chibi tho 😀

As you might know I’m crazy about stalking those cats that live in the streets so always when I see one I quickly start taking video like you see here.

This video is very interesting, I took it on the opening day of the new burger king in Gyotoku, you see how many people they have working there 😀

Cat video time !

Today I went to Sakura hostel Asakusa to steal their internet again so I got a lot of new photos uploaded and a lot of videos as well to my you tube channel !

So.. All you cat lovers ! I have a looot of videos for y’all !!

The first videos are from a famous cat cafe at Shinjuku. (near kabukicho, East exit JR station)

I so love the cats there !!

I highly do recommend that cat to everyone who like cats ! Read my older post about that cat cafe for more info !

Now is the turn for cats that I have seen in the streets having fun and of course if you remember that big white cat that lives near here at the parking lot.






I know way too much videos ! but actually some of them are actually kinda cute ! I’ll try to take more videos in Japan for y’all !

Shakey’s pizza and Calico Cat cafe !

Continuing from the last post,
Calico cat cafe
before we went to the cat cafe we took a quick stop at this delicious pizza place called Shakey’s ( I love their onion rings).

We ordered 2 plates of onion rings,caesar salad and quater size pizza! The pizza there is not that OOOO but the onion rings are to die for with the delicious dip ! The thing about this place is that it is very cheap ! all what we ate was only 2100 yen, aahh and of course 2 drinks .
Shakey's Pizza
Salad was okay tho !

My girl wants to eat already but I am taking photos 😀
Shakey's Pizza

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Pizza was not bad at all either!

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and here are the delicious onion rings !
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Few more photos from the cute cat cafe that I took with my pocket Sony !
Calico cat cafe
Calico cat cafe
Calico cat cafe
Look at my big eyes !
Calico cat cafe

Now we are going back to Shinjuku to take some photos and getting ready for a party tonight ! Let’s get our drink on !

Cat cafe 猫カフェ

Yesterday once again we went to my favorite cat cafe at Shinjuku, this time I had my nikon with me so I got some excellent photos taken, also this time we bought the chicken that you can give to the cats so we were very popular with them.

Shinjuku is famous for it’s restaurants, bars and clubs but hidden behind the beautiful lights is a relaxing cat cafe called Calico!

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In there you can eat tasty dishes while watching cats sleep and play, you can drink beer and soft drinks and prices are not expensive at all.
1hour costs 1000yen
2hours costs 1500yen
plus if you want to be popular with the cats buy a small box of chicken with 300 yen and they will all come to you.
A little tip if you are going there, about 5pm is their feeding time so you don’t have to buy chicken 😀

When you go to cat cafe ( what to do)
1st.Take off your shoes and change for slippers
2nd.wash your hands with soap very well.
3rd.Dry your hands and put a bit of alcohol thingy to make your hands very clean.
4th.put that paper thing around your neck that shows what time you came in so you know when 1 hour is up ( you can stay as long as your wallet can handle it)
5th.Go in to the cat area and put your jacket and things to the locker
6th. go crazy with the cats 😀

I know you are waiting that I show you photos from there that will make you go “awwwwww”
Here we go!!!!

Cat cafe at Shinjuku
this next one is my favorite there. Always playing with him!
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This guy thinks he is so cool!
Cat cafe at Shinjuku
I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you give em chicken
Cat cafe at Shinjuku
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This Cat cafe has two areas upstairs and downstairs
Downstairs is a lot of manga (comics) to read and also a smoking room and “restaurant”
Upstairs is full of different things you can use to play with the cats. (you can also donate things there)
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I still have much great photos from here and the other things we did this day that I will upload soon and also got photos from Tokyo motor show that I want to share with you and I climbed Mt.Takao few days ago too (been busy ehheh)
but here are few more photos ! see more at my flickr like always !
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Cat cafe at Shinjuku, 猫カフェ 新宿

Cats and Pizza, 猫とピザ

I went to Cat cafe with my girl last week as you saw in the many many photos I took to my flickr!

Here are couple of videos I took in there as well!

Lunch time Lunch time ! and all the cats came running to get the food !

After everyone were full they started to play !