I *love* Tokyo. This is a food city. I would just wander around, then look for a small restaurant with the longest line, inevitably leading to deliciousness.
Tokyo also has beverage vending machines everywhere. Not surprising, given that it's about 96% humidity and pretty damn warm this time of year. It's gotta be a public health issue to keep folks hydrated. And what fun, most of the things in the machines are unrecognizable to an ex-pat Canuck.
The vending machines are tucked into all kinds of weird corners. Check these ones out, on the driveway to a parking garage.
The vending machines are filled with all kinds of crazy things. What to try first? How about this milk tea:
A nice, refreshing tea. Cool and sweet, but not American-style super-sweet.
Or soymilk tea.
Richer in flavour, more like a mild version of chai, but still very refreshing.
Then there was this H2O drink.
Don't be fooled. This is not water. I bought it when hot, sweaty and exhausted, and guzzled it thinking I had purchased water. It was some mild fruity thing. But try as I might, I did not find this refreshing. Dehydrated as I was, I drank half of it, and dumped the rest. That mild fruity flavour was revolting.
But, you know, weird stuff in vending machines? Neat.