The next morning was an early start after our brief and fleeing visit to Kyoto. This was to allow us to traverse the complex maze of subways in Tokyo in between rush hours to allow us time to check into our Airbnb rental house while the owner was around.
The place itself is pretty big with three bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and WC, all with Japanese style beds and seating which has taken some getting used to. It's quite well located though near the busy districts but not in them so it's pretty quiet at night.
Once settled in we went out to Shinjuku to collect our tickets for some of the upcoming events later in the week and then hit up the famous red light district for some food before stumbling across a korean style cook it yourself BBQ place.
After this we went to the Tokyo Metropolitan building where you can get a free top floor view of the entire city and with it being so late the full lights of the city shone into the distance.
After this we all decided to head back to the hotel, but with everyone rushing and with some confusion I ended up missing the subway train everyone else caught so not wanting to miss an opportunity I went back out into the city where I could hear some live music playing. The first stage I came across had some musicians playing violins with some pretty fine skill to a large audience. After that finished and packed up, and with a bit more wandering I came across another stage, this time for a set of singers called Angel Heart who each did an acoustic set before doing a set together with a cake cutting to celebrate the events fifth year which was nice. After this it was back to the house for bed.