The gf has quite expensive taste.
For a special treat we stayed at the Cerulean Tower in Shibuya.
Our room was on the 33rd floor. The view from the window was fantastic.
In the picture you can see the Hachiko crossing outside the station, Harajuku, the immense Yoyogi park, as well the skyscrapers of Shinjuku in the background. VERY cool.
Once settled in, we went up to the Executive Salon for some free snacks. Now, by snacks I mean we ate and drank the place virtually dry.
There was an assortment of delicious cheeses, chocolates, biscuits and cakes that we had ample servings of, as well as two Asahi, a Guinness and champagne. Nice.
From there I rushed a little drunkenly ahead of the gf into the heart of Shibuya to get to some shops before they closed.
I mainly wanted to get that Red Bazooka t-shirt I've been mulling over for quite a while.
The sales girl spoke good English. She wouldn't let me try on the actual shirt. She allowed me to try a sample of another shirt to get the size right. It felt a bit awkward taking off my shirt in the middle of the store, but at least I was the only customer there at the time.
She was really helpful. I was deciding between small and medium. I've lost a lot of weight in Japan so I was a little worried getting a shirt that I might grow out of quickly.
In the end I got the smaller size anyway as it looked more "fitted" than the other one.
At another store nearby they had a sale. Two shirts for about 2000 yen. Some of them had the craziest undecipherable English.
They had dressing rooms, but they wouldn't let me try them on. Huh? No sale, SEE YOU. I'm not buying anything without trying it on first.
The next morning we had a nice breakfast, again in the Executive Salon. I tried to eat as much as I could and I think I succeeded.
To my thinking it's strange to stay in a hotel when I'm living in the same city. Having said that, it was a more than nice little outing for both of us.