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Tokyo: Shibuya and Setagaya

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About 13 hours we arrive at Shibuya. Shibuya is one of the neighborhoods with more shops and youth in Tokyo, and from the Shibuya station there was the train line that took us to Setagaya, where my friend Misato lives and where we had stayed with her at 4pm. Since we wanted to get to Misato's presentable house, I asked Mo to find me in Shibuya the address of some seat (public toilet), spa or substitute where we cleaned a little after more than 25 hours of travel, to get a little decent. The one he found was one that was on the 8th floor of a building in front of the Tokyu department store. So as soon as we left the station and loaded with backpacks and gifts, we went to the search for the spa, the truth is that we took a few turns to find it. The most curious thing was when we asked some of the Tokyu's guards if he knew the building where he was and he said no, and then we discovered that he was in front of his nose! Anyway, in the end when we went up to the 8th floor we saw that it was closed and that instead there was a super-fashion site where they made manicures.

Tired, sweaty and discouraged we sit on a curb to reflect what to do. And in those that I remembered that near where we were had read in the guide was the so-called “rabu-hoterus hill”, so we thought about taking a room for an hour (which was the time we had left) and cleaning ourselves in it . The good thing about rabu-hoterus is that they are equipped with everything (shampoo, softener, facial tonic and moisturizer, comb, toothbrush, etc.). We were taking a quick look at which of them was the cheapest and in the end we opted for one called “L'hotel”, in which the “rest” consisted of ¥ 3,000.

Like new after the shower, we bought some "bread" in a combini and went to catch the train to Setagaya. Setagaya is one of the “neighborhoods” of Tokyo (according to wikipedia it has about 800,000 inhabitants and in an area of ​​58km2). The best thing about Setagaya, and especially the area where Misato lives, is that it is three train stops from Shibuya, and it is a residential area, with blocks of flats of two or three floors and many neighborhood shops. to take a walk through Setagaya and buy some cakes from a bakery where I had already gone the other time I came, and already at home, Misato prepared us a delicious dinner: Shabu-shabu.

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