After a cramped 11 hour flight from SF, I finally made it to Tokyo and I couldn't wait to check-in to our hotel (I'm here with my mom). We're staying at the Niwa Hotel in the Kanda district. The rooms are small but clean.
For the first day I went to Shibuya and Ginza to get all my omiyage (souvenir gift) shopping out of the way (and of course I did some shopping for myself too)!
Got there super early so there weren't that many people and some of the shops weren't open. But thankfully one of my favorite department stores was open: Tokyu Hands
There's 7 floors and 3 connected buildings of all kinds of random goods. It's everything you can think of except clothes and shoes.
So you can keep track of all the calories you're burning while shopping.
One of my favorite floors: stationary and pens!
Every coffee utensil you can think of.
Extensive crafting sections
Leather for making your own leather goods.
I list my other favorite shops in Shibuya in part 2!