As @tokyoreporter noted on Twitter, the view from the Tokyo Sky Tree has been unveiled, only to be blocked by mascots. It’s supposedly going to be ready by February 2012, but I’m sure a visit will be impossible until the crowds subside. Might be worth delaying my trip for.
What I said on Instagram: “One garlicky son of a bitch with coarse, chewy noodles made from bread dough”, “If you like garlic, salt, and fat… best I ever had of the sort”.
There’s a sign on the outside that claims they came in #1 in a poll of ramen that a man would choose, and I’d agree with that assessment. This is a huge, Go Go Curry Major/Grand Slam Curry-sized meal, with a generous helping of everything, and a salty soup that could dehydrate a cactus and kill a vampire in a single stroke. Quite simply, someone dared to take ramen to 11, and this is it.
Last month’s 30th annual Samba carnival in Asakusa, from The Japan Times. I’ve only ever seen photos, so this was a good way to get a feel of the atmosphere (and the weirdness of the floats).