Friday 22 April 2016

Japan - Tokyo : Harajuku + Shibuya

Japan : Tokyo - May 2015

Harajuku 原宿

We headed for our brunch place (Sakuratei) at Harajuku straight to avoid full house like what we encountered the night before. 

Okonomiyaki is like our pancake — the batter is mixed with the ingredients, then fried. In Japan, usually is do-it-yourself style.

The 90-minute lunch course (available from 11:00 am-3:00 pm) costs 1,060 yen on weekdays, and 1,200 yen on weekends. 
Address: 3-20-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (back alley of Harajuku)
Nearest subway: Harajuku station

Across us is Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street). This street targets on teenager age group and famous for its crepes.

People on cosplays are often be seen on weekend afternoon.

omg.... creamy die me... We scooped most of cream away to a rubbish bin nearby *very throwface*

teabreak time~ lol
Pompompurin cafe is at level 3

at LINE shop

Meiji Shrine 明治神宮

Meiji shrine is a ten minute walk from both the southern entrance near Harajuku Station.

On a side note, their crows are really big.

Shibuya 渋谷

Hachiko Statue

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant 牛角

We queued for 1 hour for this BBQ and really worth it~

The famous Shibuya crossing

Managed to catch a selfie in the crowd before we split way.

Saturday 16 April 2016

Japan - Tokyo : Asakusa + Tokyo Skytree + Shinjuku

Japan : Tokyo - May 2015

Asakusa 浅草

The most iconic place at Asakusa is Sensoji temple - Buddhist temple.

Nakamise - a shopping street that sells a variety of traditional, local snacks and tourist souvenirs.

It has been raining on and off these few days. I decided to buy this sunshine doll in hope that the weather will be good in the next few days.

Finally we got through the shopping street and reached Sensoji temple.

Food stalls surround the temple

Asakusa Sensoji Temple
Nearest subway: Asakusa station

Tokyo Skytree

From Asakusa, we walked toward Tokyo Skytree direction instead of taking subway. It is around 20 minute walk across the Sumida River from Asakusa

Water bus

Tokyo Skytree is one of the landmarks in Tokyo.

We saw Gudetama cafe at its shopping deck! Gudetama is an egg who is always very tired, no motivation and always wants to sleep.

This one abit lame..

This one cuter~

Tokyo Skytree
Nearest subway: Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station

Shinjuku 新宿

We planned to have okonomiyaki for dinner but the branch that we went to was full house and the waiters did not understand our english + hand signs so we left in disappointment. Then we wondered around and walked in a random restaurant to eat.

After dinner, we decided to stroll around shinjuku area towards our apartment direction.

Their fruits are all very high net worth kind..

Their banana are all gigantic!

We started to feel a little weird when we were walking down this street...

Then my mother started shouting, "Look! Look!"

This is actually a collaboration between the hotel and the movie. Heard that the hotel guests can see gorilla at the window in some hotel rooms. We went up to the hotel restaurant level and the staff was so nice to let us into their rooftop area where only hotel guests or dine in customers are allowed in.

nightclub street

Nearest subway station: Shinjuku station