Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Japan (Mar 2013): Day 12 Tokyo to Singapore

Don't have much time on this day before I had to go catch my flight back to Singapore.
 So, what did I do on this last day of my trip? Start off with eating some crabs of course... :)
Cream croquette

Kani croquette
 Due to the heavy rains and strong winds, many sakura trees at Ueno were pretty bare.
Like this one.

Sakura petals

It was raining on this day as well.

Had Tonkatsu at Narita Airport before my flight
 I usually do my gift shopping at the airport just before boarding the plane. Tax-free so slightly cheaper. But the downside is that popular products like Shiroi Koibito and especially Potato Farm might get sold out. It is usually easier to get Shiroi Koibito than Potato Farm.

Distant view of Mt Fuji from the plane

JAL's in-flight meal.

Comes with Haagen Dazs icecream
 Stuffs I bought on this trip:
Potato Farm (with special Sakura season packaging), some Shiroi Koibito, my fav Nagasaki Castella, and some stuffs for my bro.
Got these from Sanrio Puroland

Misc cute stuffs. The Pikachu Choco Crunch was from the small supermarket at the Central exit of Ueno station. The Miffy, Rilakkuma, Snoopy and Chopper were from the Character street at basement of Tokyo station. The panda pouch with panda biscuit was from 1 of the stores inside Ueno station.

From Omiya train museum

Gifts to me during my trip to Aizu Wakamatsu at the Sake-making factory

Bought these from Yodobashi Camera at Kawasaki, to help complete the hubby's collection

1 for aunt, 1 for cousin, 1 for me.
Gift to me on trip to Aizu Wakamatsu

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Japan (Mar 2013): Day 11 Ueno + Zozoji + Ginza + Yanaka (Part 2)

After Ueno Park, I headed for Zozoji Temple near Tokyo Tower.


After Zozoji, I went to Ginza. 

 Since it was a weekend, so this street was closed to traffic, so that people could stroll along this road.

I sat here for awhile, trying to ease my aching feet.

Spotted some cute snacks at a 7-11.

While walking towards the Tokyo station, I came across this 100% Chocolate cafe. So I had a small cake here.

Tokyo station

Gundam cafe at basement of Tokyo station

Had my dinner at this restaurant at Tokyo station basement.

Really thin katsu with rice

Really thin....

Since there were still some daylight left, and plus I had to transfer train at Nippori anyway, so I had a stroll at the Yanaka Cemetary located just opposite Nippori station. There are really lovely Sakura trees here too.

Yanaka Cemetary

Taking train from Nippori station back to Minami Senju staiton

Minami Senju area

My hotel is the tall dark brown building you see in this pic. You can also see Tokyo Skytree from this street but it's further than it looks.

Some cute snacks

My first time seeing Milo being sold at Japan.

Shared common space + kitchen of the hotel I was staying at.

Hotel corridor for the ladies-only floor.