We made our way to IKEA this weekend to pick up some basic furniture for our house. In order to make a successful trip to IKEA, you must have patience. Patience with the thousands of people at the store. Patience waiting in lines. Patience communicating with people that may or may not speak English. Patience “reading” through the IKEA catalog that is written in Japanese. Patience to get your things delivered. We took our time and just tried to enjoy the adventure as much as possible! Everything is supposed to be delivered on Thursday and we’re looking forward to settling into the house a little more.
Shawn also showed me how to get to Tokyu Hands in Shinjuku. Tokyu Hands is an 8-story building filled with an endless mix of diverse merchandise. Imagine – bikes, harware, camping gear, furniture, stationery, kitchen supplies, bath linens, home decor, leather & wood products, travel accessories, and so on all under one roof. There is nothing is the U.S. to compare this store to. You can buy just about everything except for clothes and major electronic equipment at Tokyu Hands.
On our way to Tokyu Hands, we walked past Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. This store has been open since mid-December 2006 and the line continues to be huge. If you look closely on the right side of the photo, you’ll see a person in a gray shirt standing in line. The line actually re-starts with that person and continues back over a bridge!
I wonder how long the popularity will continue? I will definitely not be waiting in that line – no matter if it is long or short!
We hope everyone had a nice weekend.