Saturday, April 1, 2017

Japan Trip Day 5: Tokyo Imeperial Palace > Takeshita Street > Akihabara

On the fifth day, we went to Tokyo Imperial Palace for sighseeing first

There are few ways to reach here by the metro:

• To Sakashita-mon Gate
  from subway Chiyoda Line Nijubashi-mae Station (Exit 6): 15-minute walk
  from subway Mita Line Otemachi Station (Exit D2): 15-minute walk
  from JR Line Tokyo Station (Marunouchi Central Exit): 20-minute walk

• To Kikyo-mon Gate
  from subway Chiyoda Line Nijubashi-mae Station (Exit 6): 10-minute walk
  from subway Mita Line Otemachi Station (Exit D2): 10-minute walk
  from JR Line Tokyo Station (Marunouchi Central Exit): 15-minute walk

• To Ote-mon Gate
  from subway Each Line Otemachi Station (Exit C13a): 5-minute walk
  from subway Chiyoda Line Nijubashi-mae Station (Exit 6): 10-minute walk
  from JR Line Tokyo Station (Marunouchi North Exit): 15-minute walk

• To Hirakawa-mon Gate
  from subway Tozai Line Takebashi Station (Exit 1a): 5-minute walk

• To Kita-hanebashi-mon Gate
  from subway Tozai Line Takebashi Station (Exit 1a): 5-minute walk

Since I have bought the 3 days pass of metro subway
so we took the subway line to Otemachi Station which is only 5 mins walk to reach the destination.

After come out from exit C13a, you just need to cross the road to the opposite side 
and you will reach the entrance gate of Tokyo Imperial Palace. 

There is a peaceful lake outside of the Palace and the ducklings were adorable.

This picture is obviously showing that it was winter season as the trees look bald. LOL

Here we are at the entrance gate of the palace
Don't worry about the entrance fees,
There is no charges for the entrance.

The palace is huge and they planted different kinds of tress and flowers inside here
It is so happy when you found a trees with blooming flowers during the winter season
I can't miss the chance of taking pic with all these awesome plants thou

What is this ? Oh , is mandarin orange !

A big nice field for the kids to run??
I think it is wonderful to picnic at here with your loved ones

The magneficient walls 
How they build this by the way??

After visiting Tokyo Imperial Palace,
we took JR Line to reach Harajuku station
(If you are using subway metro, you have to stop at Meiji Shrine Station and walk a quite long distance to reach the Takeshita street)

That day was Sunday and the street was like FULLLL of people

Did you notice a restaurant beside the Takeshita street sign ?
Yes we ate our lunch at YOSHINOYA restaurant
This restaurant is quite popular in Tokyo as I noticed this restaurant at somewhere else too

Yoshinoya menu is mainly for meat lover I guessed
So I ordered side dish like Miso Soup, a bowl of rice, Kimuchi and Tamago to become lunch of my day, it cost around 300 yen like this as I share the rice with my mom
It is considered super duper cheap already to have lunch in Tokyo by paying 300 yen  LOL

Next we started our window shopping mood to the Takeshita Street
Takeshita street is a place full of cosplay and fashion items 
Besides, I didn't see much of the cosplayer walking on the street at all
I just see some of them but I expect a lot of cosplayers will walk on the street initially

There is a pharmacy at the left side of the shop rows which sell extremely cheap compare to the previous pharmacy we shop before
It is near to the entrance there and it is situated at the left side
Do visit it to buy a cheaper price of item as we have compared many shops
and this pharmacy is the cheapest

The street sells a lot of dessert crepe with different brand of shop name
I still prefer Thailand Pancake rather than this 
That pancake taste much better

If you can't find any Anello bags in Tokyo
Come to Takeshita street, you will see almost every shops are selling ANELLO
So my advice is

After ramen for so many days, we tried UDON at the restaurant which inside the SHINJUKU station 
It taste soooooo nice !
OMG, I forgot what their name already but trust me there is not much restaurant along the walkway
and this is the only restaurant selling UDON
We had our dinner at here before heading to AKIHABARA

From Shinjuku to Akihabara

To get to Akihabara from Shinjuku JR Station, board the JR Chuo Line headed for Tōkyō. Next, switch to the JR Sobu Line at JR Ochanomizu station. Be sure to check where the trains are headed. The Chuo Line has orange trains and the Sobu Line has yellow trains.
Trains: JR Chuo Line and JR Sobu Line
Change Trains At: JR Ochanomizu Station
Fare: 165 yen
Time: About 12 minutes

Akihabara is a must go place in Tokyo as you will discover a lot of technology items that you never seen before in Malaysia
We came during the night so we can't really explore all of the shops actually
But we did not expect to buy anything from here as our country currency is sucks like waste paper
so we just explore the place and discover their new technology

There is a place that attracts customer to enter their shop to spin the balls or play their machine
Too bad that Malaysia don't have any shops like this
It looks fun !

We can see a lot of strange things at here
just like I saw 3 karts riding on the road at Akihabara
and they are wearing super cute outfit riding the karts
These attract a lot of eyes looking at them when they are waiting for the traffic light to turn green

We entered a shop that has 6 storeys level and different categories of technology sold at each floor
Like the ground level selling phones, cables and powerbanks
while first floor selling cameras and DSLR

Their printer is so small and light and square in size
This is the latest printer that selling in Japan
You know Japan always faster than us.

This is the scanner

Go up to the highest floor, there is variety of groceries selling at here
even the toilet bowl also selling at here
Their toilet bowl is quite popular even China people also came here to buy their toilet bowl
just because their toilet bowl provide warm seated when you sit on it

You know , we need this very much during winter time so that you will enjoy the warm of your butt inside the toilet LOL

If you are finding the hair dryer which will smoothen the hair from Panasonic brand,
this floor is selling everythings that we need 
Just the matter of money stop us from buying, damn it Malaysia.

Even branded purse also selling at here LOL

Never see this kind of motor before 
and the girls are riding the motor !
Their motors are like gaming type motor but they are riding on the road !
Is a new thing for me you know, I was like:

I will come out with an itinerary and summary of my budget soon  for the whole Japan Trip
Do stay tuned for my coming post ya

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