A Year in an Instant


Day 30

Instant photo for Day 30 of “A Year in an Instant” by Nuno Coelho Santos


Ivy, Shun, Tiago and myself went to ドン・キホーテ (Don Quijote) today to buy some things for my new apartment. This is Ivy and Tiago’s last week in Japan, and they are staying with me, so I also need a guest mattress and bedding.

This is the second time I walk into a ドンキ store. The first time was in Shinjuku a couple of weeks ago by accident. ドンキ is a jungle of products that spans multiple floors, selling everything from groceries to tech, halloween costumes to wedding dresses, school materials to sex toys.


We had dinner at Sushi ¥90. As you can guess from the name, this is a very affordable sushi restaurant. The quality is also a lot better than the average sushi you would get outside of Japan.

The magic of this place starts from the moment you walk in: you are given a seat number and you order your plates of sushi from the touch screen in front of you. The plates then travel on a belt from the kitchen to your seat, you pick them up and press a button to confirm they were delivered. Only drinks are served by the staff. This is great to order a dish at a time and eat indefinitely. I can see this becoming a more popular model in the future with the use of drones.

Above you can see a photo of my seat at the Sushi ¥90 restaurant in Shibuya.

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