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2015/02/24

TOKYO'14: bars and partying

Well... This post feels a bit awkward to me, because I've been getting this kind of messages on social media since last summer: "lol you went to Japan only to drink" or "have you done anything else except partying?". I just want to say WHAT THE FREAKING F WHY does it bother some of you so much what I do on my holiday? :D I'm an adult and I'm allowed to do what the hell ever I want when I'm on my hard earned holiday, whether it be drinking or sleeping in my room if I feel like it. Also I feel like nobody had complained if I would've gone to, let's say Spain for example, and done the same thing because that's what you (or atleast us Finns) usually do there. But even if it was Japan, why is it any different? I don't get it.

I wouldn't usually post about drinking in my blog but since it was kind of a big part of the trip (I'm not going to lie) and also a lot of fun so I thought why not. Also this: drinking doesn't always mean getting piss ass drunk. Just saying.

Last summer was exceptional in many ways, and one of the reasons was that so many of my Finnish friends happened to be in Tokyo at the same time. Some of us are/were living there and some of us were on a holiday. My favourite though was Ayu who flew from Seoul to Tokyo for one night just so she could party with us :'D On my first weekend we decided to have a get-together and go partying with the fellow finns and there was 9 of us in total. That's a lot.


Tuomas had picked an izakaya in Kabukicho and reserved a room for us for the evening. I don't remember how much it cost for each of us, but the price included drinks, food and karaoke and it was quite cheap. We spent hours in our tiny cave-like room and the drinks kept coming. I actually have a video of Tuomas and Jenni singing 女々しくて (Memeshikute) by Golden Bomber with quite inappropriate improvised finnish lyrics, but let's leave that unposted for their sake...

After the izakaya closed, we went to buy more drinks from konbini (=convenience store) and continued our party on the streets of Shinjuku... The shitty thing about Tokyo is that if you miss your last train, you will spend the whole night out (unless you want to take a taxi home). And the last train goes somewhere around 1am if I remember correct.


However, one of the greatest and craziest nights in Tokyo started with me and Anna going to Odaiba beach to enjoy the view of Rainbow Bridge and enjoying drinks bought from a konbini close to the beach. We ran into some guys from Dubai at the beach and chatted with them for a while.

Soon after the guys disappeared somewhere and we took a taxi to Shinjuku and ended up going to this bar called PSY, which later became our usual place to hang out at in Tokyo. The funny thing is that out of all the bars, we ended up going to the one that happened to be a somewhat finnish/northern metal bar. Or atleast the bartenders were huge Stam1na fans and had Finland's and Norway's flags hanging behind the counter. One of them knew some finnish and could sing along finnish hits from years ago. I found this video from Youtube filmed by some random finnish guy and I can swear nothing in the bar has changed ever since.


I have no idea where the marker in PSY came from, but each time it seemed like the greatest idea to write stupid stuff on eachother. Here's a tip: don't teach japanese guys dirty words in finnish or it will end up on their arms and Facebook statuses.

I might've had the worst walk of shame the next day when I woke up at my guesthouse with Anna and had to go buy something to drink from the vending machines outside the house. I was wearing pyjamas, slippers, and still had the writings on my arms. I managed to drop some coins on the ground while going back to the house and a group of babbling grandmas were walking towards me. They went completely silent when passing me, heh.


You probably guessed it already, but not all of these pics are from the same night. Anyway, here's some norwegian guy with dangerous moves dancing on the bar stand, an old finnish comedy clip, Ufopornoo!!, playing on the TV and I still have no idea how they even knew about it. And then there's me and Anna and some random guy on the background.


In the first pic is me with some new friends from the bar: Tomo and Olly!

And in the second & third one there's one of the bartenders, Ryutaro, and some norwegian girl who claimed we met at the meetup in Oslo in 2011, which I can't really recall but I guess we did.... :D


One thing I have to mention about japanese alcohol, it's so weak. I don't know if it's just me having a high tolerance but I could easily have 10 drinks and not feel any different. I'm not saying this to brag, it was quite annoying to be honest. If you wanted to get drunk, you had to go to a konbini to buy your own vodka and drink that before going to a bar.

The 3% canned drink in the in the picture I only bought because of it's funny name: ほろよい (horoyoi) which sounds like "horo joi" in finnish and can literally be translated as "the whore drank". Well, you bet she did. And it tasted quite good too.


Checking out some bars with Anna and Jenni.

Karaoke and drinks at バカモンロック with Chriss and Fin, and later joined by Ashley


And now, time to end this booze-scented post with the best pic ever taken of me. I was taking a "break" during my first night in PSY and Anna decided to take some snaps of it. This picture has been my Facebook cover photo ever since, haha.

24 comments:

  1. Hah, mietin just sitä, kuinka ryyppäysreissu Espanjaan on ihan perus ja sopivasti mainitsitkin saman.

    Teidän paardit vaikuttaa kyllä mahtavilta, mua ei ainakaan haittais mennä vaikka toiselle puolelle maailmaa viettämään vastaavaa laatuaikaa.

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    1. haha, jep :D jännää miten matkan kohde voi joidenkin mielestä vaikuttaa kovasti siihen, mitä siellä "pitäisi" tehdä.
      hauskaa oli kyllä, ei haittais ottaa uudestaan!

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  2. ufopornoo ::DDD en kestä, pakko tsekkaa tuo baari

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  3. Ihan mahtavaa :D en tajuu ihmisii jotka jotenkin tästä vetää herneen nenään! Horo joi XDDD

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    1. noh, jotakin ihmistyyppiä tuntuu aina kovin kiinnostavan toisten tekemiset ja valinnat elämässä :D
      kiva että tykkäsit!

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  4. Mua nauratti kaikki ne ihme nipot sun ask.fmssä, jotka valitti "lol menit Japaniin vaan ryyppäämään vähän noloo ja tyhmää!!11" ... :D Mä olisin kyl kans ollu varmaan koko ajan juhlimassa, onhan se kumminkin niin eri juttu mennä ulkomailla baareihin ku täällä Suomessa.

    Kuulosti kyl tosi kivalta! Ainakin oli paljon aikaa ryypiskellä ja nautiskella Japanin ihmeistä XD Toi vika kuva on ihan loistava!

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    1. hahah jep :D varsinkin kun tein paljon muutakin kuin pelkästään juhlin... :D ja nimenomaan, kiva päästä vähän kokemaan täkäläistä baarikulttuuria.

      oli kyl hauskaa ja kiva että tykkäsit postauksesta!

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  5. Tokiossa sentään on myös oikeesti hyviä baareja niin why the fuck not?? Ihmiset on vaan kateellisia kun haluis itekin päästä hengailemaan ihanien japskimiesten kanssa ;)

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    1. haha joo ja olihan toi nyt vähän kompensointia siihen ekaan reissuun, jolloin kävin juhlimassa tasan kerran :D

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  6. Siis tää on niin paras ::::DD en kestä tota vikaa kuvaa! Mäkin mietin tässä että viitinkö postaa kaikkia kuvia Japanista kun käytiin aika reippaasti izakayassa ja mulla on varmaa joka kaljatuopista kuva :DD Nii kyllä mä nyt tän jälkeen kehtaan 8DD

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    1. mäki mietin eka pitkään et kehtaanko, koska oon yleensä jättänyt kaikenlaisen rellestämisen pois blogista. mut sit aattelin et eri asia, koska japani 8D ja oli niin paljon hauskoja kuvia ja juttuja mitä halusin postaa.
      siispä sanoisinkin sullekin että go for it!

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  7. ois kiva jos tekisit oman postauksen tokion ruokapaikoista !

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    1. kiitti ideasta, sellainen on itseasiassa tulossa yhtenä tokiopostauksista ;D

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  8. hahaha looks like a lot of fun!!! im not a clubbing person but wow being around friends sure bring all the positive energy not to mention in tokyo!! <3

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    1. it was a lot of fun indeed :D in finland i usually go clubbing, but in tokyo i did my partying in small bars mostly. well, i guess anywhere is fine if you're in good company :D

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  9. harmaatukkanen likkaFebruary 25, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Hei! Sori tää kommentti ei liity tän postauksen sisältöön, mutta sun pitkäaikaisena lukijana haluaisin kysyä sulta erästä mieltä askarruttavaa kysymystä joka sattuu olemaan omalla kohdalla sopiva. Eli kun sulla oli joskus parisen vuotta sitten harmaaks värjätty tukka, niin muistatko kuinka sait poistettua harmaan sävyn jämät hiuksista? Vaalentamallako? Jäikö harmaasta sävystä hiuksiin jotain ongelmia ja omituisia värin häivähdyksiä? Kiitän jo etukäteen jos suinkin ehdit vastailla, tästä olisi apua :)

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    1. no problem! ihan värinpoistolla sain sen pois, tosin se japsiväri ja wellan sävyte muuttuu punertavaksi vaalennettaessa kun taas tää nykyinen fudgen hopeashampoo mitä käytän värjäämiseen, vaalenee ilman mitään outoja alta paljastuvia sävyjä :D
      toivottavasti vastasi kysymykseen ^^

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  10. ほろよい tarkoittaa muuten "hiprakassa". :D ollaan itsekin naurettu ko. nimelle.

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    1. aijaa! :D hyvä tietää, hauska nimi kyllä XD

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  11. hei ootko tekemässä mitään postausta Tokiossa liikkumisesta? oon itse menos tänä kesänä kuukaudeksi Tokioon ja mietin, että onko siellä mahdollista ostaa esim. mitään kuukauden kausikorttia? :^)

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    1. erillistä postausta ko. aiheesta ei ole tulossa, mutta pari japanipostauksista on vielä kirjoittamatta ja toisen aihe on vähän sekalainen niin voisin siinä mainita liikkumisesta yms!
      kiitti ideasta :)

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  12. sounds like fun!:D what exactly did you do though, once you stayed past 1 am? aren't cabs expensive in tokyo? just try to keep up with the night till the next trains come? chill at a love hotel?
    This Summer is going to be my Tokyo Time, and reading your entries make me anticipate it so much more! <3

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    1. haha yes, it was a lot of fun :'D
      most of the bars are open till 6am (and some even later), so finding stuff to do wasn't a problem and sometimes just chilling outdoors was good enough as well. i took a cab once when i couldn't wait for the trains to start going again and i think the drive from shinjuku to toritsu-daigaku was ¥4000 or something like that.
      never been to a love hotel, but that seems like a fun idea if you're that kind of girl :'D
      so glad you like my posts! gives me motivation to write them ^^

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