This is SUPERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR late! Late till I malu mentionthe travel dates.
Anyways, I’m just going to combine everything into this one post so I wont procrastinate.
(I lied. There’s too much photos for just one day so I’m splitting it again. Hope I won’t Tiger-head-snake-tail again)
So ya, after my 3 hours of resting after reaching, I just couldn’t bear the idea of wasting my day time not exploring therefore I urged my dearest travel mates to go out and have fun already!
The guesthouse we stayed, Khaosan Kabuki is just two blocks away from the famous Kaminarimon Gate and we passed by the Gate everyday on our way to take Tokyo Metro (We love the Metro Ginza Line!), which was a way better train because it’s just so idiot-proof, unlike any of the JRs or the nearby Toei. You may think, or… early or late 1 minute nevermind, same train mah… WRONG! If its shows, 6.02pm to xxx destination and if you take 6.01pm train that arrived… Ho ho ho, you’re going to end up in a different place! Japanese and their punctuality, I LIKE!
And Khaosan has so many branches that it made us wanna try all of them!
This is Nakamise dori, a shopping street behind the Kaminarimon Gate. Not to be confused with Kaminarimon and Sensoji temple. These three names are all different thing/places. Because once I saw someone uploaded a picture of the Kaminarimon Gate with the caption Sensoji Temple….
Just like how I don’t like people confusing Kuala Belait (KB), Seria and Belait District….
We were very lucky that it was still early and we only the 3rd group in queue. It’s a very restaurant for their unique tempura.
Nope, we didn’t order that during our first visit because we wanted to try what’s more appealing to us from the menu and after trying out both kind of tendons (The limpy black sauce tempura and the usual crispy type), we like the crispy one wayyyyyyyy better. But oh well, the black sauce one is the famous one so maybe you guys can try order both and see which one you prefer.
The kasian one… trying to find food suitable for vegetarian.
(It costs $4 for a bowl of plain rice. Expensive, but.. the rice was really good that she didn’t mind ordering it again during our second visit)
We were rebellious, ordering different food from others and we’re happy with our choices.
Tips. We calculated and realized it’s cheaper to buy subway tickets (one way one way) instead of getting a day pass or week pass. But of course that depends on how many places you are going to visit a day lah.
One day ticket (Tokyo Metro)= 710 Yen (Adult) and 360 Yen (Kid) – B$9.00
For more information , http://www.tokyometro.jp/en/ticket/value/index.html
And yeap, that’s the only thing/food we purchased in Ginza. Hehehehehheeh.
The story behind the above photo is….
Vai bought the chilled coconut from the fruit stall (in Ginza) and after finishing, she couldn’t find any dustbin to dispose it! She had no choice but put it inside her bag while taking the subway from Ginza to the Shimbashi station and when she finally found a dustbin, it’s too small for the coconut. Hence, she just left the coconut like that. Hahahahahahahah!
Lesson – It’s not easy to find dustbins on the streets of Tokyo and Japanese do not eat/drink while walking… SO better finish your food on the spot where bins are available for disposing.
My tip on visiting towers… Go during early evening so you get to see both day and night view! No rugi mah.
Good Night Tokyo~