This is a sooner update than I expected but while the WiFi is free I thought I should make use of it.
Tokyo is a wonderfully insane place and even having spent only a few hours here there is so much I could say; but when it comes to records there is only one thing to say: Tower Records. My goodness! My brief visit to the Shibuya store was far too short and overwhelming (9 floors of music + jet lag: can you blame me?) so tonight I went looking for the Shinjuku store near my hotel. 10PM on a Monday was much quieter than a Sunday at 2PM but four floors of records is still a wonderful thing.
Remembering the Japanese alphabet made finding particular artists a little tricky (though I found all my favourites: Shiina, Perfume, etc.) but once I made a beeline for the K-Pop section it was easier to navigate – mainly because there seemed to be no order and the eye-catching packaging was more than enough to get by.
I should probably feel guilty that my first musical purchase in Japan was by a K-Pop band, B2ST, but it was their latest Japanese language release so I guess that’s not so bad ^_^
(My next update may truly be a long way off now but I will be back… at some point.)