Thursday, July 13, 2017

(Japan Oct 2016) Day 11: Visit Tokyo

Day 11 (10 Oct 2016): Visit Tokyo. Stay Tokyo.

From our hotel at Tsurumi (somewhere between Kawasaki and Yokohama), we shifted to a hotel at Tokyo Shinjuku where we will be staying for the next few nights.

Our hotel is a APA hotel located in the Kabukicho area of Shinjuku.  

After we deposited our luggage at the hotel, we slowly made our way through Kabukicho area while walking towards Seibu-Shinjuku station






Kabukicho

The building where Seibu-Shinjuku station is located at.  Seibu-Shinjuku station is slightly nearer to our hotel than Shinjuku station.




From Seibu-Shinjuku station, we took the train to Nihombashi station (with a transit at Takadanobaba station) to try to have lunch at a popular Omurice restaurant near Nihombashi station.

The place is called Taimeikan, and is famous for their Tanpopo omurice.  
From what I understand, if you don't want to queue, you can also have the omurice at their restaurant on the 2nd floor, but the prices on 2nd floor is more expensive than their restaurant on 1st floor.  



There was already a long queue outside the restaurant by the time we arrived in early noon.  
It took us around 45mins-1hr before we were finally seated inside the restaurant.





Tampopo omurice


There were still a long queue by the time we finished our lunch.

From Taimeikan, it is a short 5-10mins stroll to reach Tokyo station.

Along the way, we came across an interactive robot at a electronics store.


At Tokyo station, we spent some time at the Character street, shopping through the many cute shops.

















mezamashi-kun





































After we are done shopping at Tokyo station, we took the train back to Shinjuku station.












Hello Chinen




Hi Sho-kun!  Initially thought the product was sanitary pads, but it turned out to be eye masks. lol.



Hello Godzilla!
 Finally checked in to our hotel room when we arrived back at the hotel in the evening.  





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