I've forgotten what English sounds like! Tokyo meetup plz? September 2, 2009 7:17 PM   Subscribe

Anybody in Tokyo free to meet up on September 19th?

Being in Kyushu (and not Fukuoka), my standard interaction with people who may be able to speak English is limited to over the internet or the occasional time when I see someone I pass at a train station (frequency generally no more than once a week).

However, I am Shinkansen-ing up to Tokyo for a grand jaunt with my parents on their maiden Japan voyage, and will have the 19th to do whatever, since they don't arrive until Sunday. I found a hotel in the Ginza area to stay at (unless someone has an alternative totally awesome still-available option), and would be happy to have some sort of evening entertainment provided by people who know more about Tokyo than I do.

Caveat: I don't really drink--more than one glass leaves me with a pounding headache (the same night, not the next day). I am still up for going some place where other people drink, but I would prefer it not be the primary activity.

Possibly everyone else is leaving for the holidays, but if you aren't, let's do something! My train gets in at around noon-thirty, so I'm up for anything starting after that.
posted by that girl to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:17 PM (10 comments total)

Afraid I can't -- I'll be in Tokyo, but busy helping out at a festival that day and night.
posted by armage at 12:56 AM on September 3, 2009

I and small cute but insane toddler could probably do afternoon tea maybe in Shimokitazawa where you haven't maybe had a chance to go?
posted by gomichild at 1:15 AM on September 3, 2009

What festival, armage? I'd be happy to go see some of it if that's allowed.

gomichild--toddlers are okay, and afternoon tea sounds pretty good. I haven't been to much of anywhere in Tokyo, actually--I've only gone once, for 2ish days. Wandered around with a resident not too much into touristing. Did manage to see the Gundam, though.
posted by that girl at 1:21 AM on September 3, 2009

I am keen on touristing is there anything in particular you want to see?
posted by gomichild at 3:52 AM on September 3, 2009

I can't say I even know what there is to see! I'll be spending two days wandering around town with my parents, as well.

Any good things in places a little further off the standards paths?
posted by that girl at 5:26 AM on September 3, 2009

I think the issue here is that we are a bit spoiled for choice! What kind of things are you interested in?

Shimokitazawa is a fun place for people watching and small shops for example.
posted by gomichild at 4:14 PM on September 3, 2009

How about we start in Shimokitazawa, have some tea and snacks, watch some people, and then go from there?

I am a fan of quirky museums and historical bits, and am not a fan of crushing crowds of people. I like all manner of crafts particularly. If it involves people making things, I like to watch or do.
posted by that girl at 5:56 PM on September 3, 2009

Ok how about we meet North exit Shimokitazawa at 2pm? I'll mefi mail you my keitai number just in case (^_^).
posted by gomichild at 9:56 PM on September 3, 2009

Hmm, didn't notice this until now for some reason. Tea and people watching in Shimokitazawa during the day sounds like fun. I actually haven't been there since that last time we had a meetup there, gomichild! Turns out, though, that I have to be soccer mom that day, sorry.
posted by misozaki at 12:41 AM on September 4, 2009

2pm sounds good, and I know how to look for 北口.

Sad you can't make it, misozaki! Good luck to your soccer kid(s)!
posted by that girl at 6:25 AM on September 4, 2009

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