Day 4: Last Day in Tokyo

So we stayed in an airbnb apartment at New State Manor which has a pretty good and quiet location. It’s near Lumine 2, (opp) Takashimaya Times Square and 3 mins walk away from the Southern Terrace Exit of the Shinjuku JR station. One thing I learnt about staying in airbnbs is the importance of reading reviews and asking lots of questions beforehand. I took it for granted that my host would have space for me to store my luggage till…

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Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando (Part 2)

(continued from Part 1) HARAJUKU ON A SUNDAY Harajuku was next. Last I was here, it came across as a place that has heaps of cutest cosplayish stuff. Not my type. But I had a huge shopping haul from this trip! Especially from Minki (above) and La Foret (below). Starting from Takeshita street, I walked all over Harajuku shopping area and my largest shopping haul was actually from La Foret! Surprise surprise. I walked every level of it. Lots of…

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Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando (Part 1)

We’ve long decided that the tuna auction is something we can just watch online and skip having to wake up so early. This trip around, we decided to wake up at our own pace and make our way over to Tsujiki to shop the market and also to have a great meal of fresh sashimi. When we arrived, alas, we were greeted wjth a sign that indicated that the market is closed. Great. Yes. Tsujiki market is closed on Sundays…

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Day 2: Tokyo Station / Ueno / Shinjuku

The husband has this crazy obsession with ramen. What better place to get good ramen than at Ramen street. It’s a street filled with the top 10 ramen brands in Japan. Personally I love the Tsukemen by Rokurinsha. <3 The noodles are served springy and cold, and when you dip that in the warm, thick broth, it’s heaven. After Peter had 2 bowls of ramen (can’t remember which one and Rokurinsha), and I had 1/2 (Rokurinsha) a bowl, we were…

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Tokyo Day 1: Shibuya

We flew in from Kyoto (1h 15mins via ANA), arrived at Haneda airport and took a limonsine bus to Shinjuku Station – this was where our airbnb is closely located to. There was the train (Haneda > Keiyu Line > Shingawa > Yamamote JR Line > Shinjuku) but I didn’t want to bother with transferring on trains when I had 2 luggages. The bus was the most direct. Bus was prompt and comfortable. We arrived at Shinjuku in about 1…

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