Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Day 1 in Japan - Tokyo

Oh my aching feet!

Let's see.... When I wrote this post, we just returned from a 13-hour "play time" at DisneySea! For two days in a row, my feet got their serious workout. LOL

We arrived Narita airport safely on Sep 13th, without any delay at 7.00am, after a 7-hour flight. If any of you remember, we were delayed for 3 hours last year!
We took the Keisei Limited Express train from Narita Airport straight to Asakusa Station and it only cost us 1,060yen! Psst... the reason I took this photo of the Keisei train's interior was I want to photograph that guy wearing glasses. He's cute. ^-^

It's super hot here in Tokyo and because of that, I wasn't in the mood to take much photos. After checking-in and leaving our luggages at the hotel, we first head to ROX for some air-conditioning and also to check out the Uniqlo they got there.

Then, off we went to Ueno, walking around Ameyoko for a bit and spent some time looking at toys in Yamashiroya. Raimie was already making noise wanting to go to Yodobashi-Akiba, so off we went to Akihabara next. There, I got myself a camera bag for just 4,480yen to put my new NEX-5 camera and Raimie bought 3 new toys. I would've spent more time looking at camera accessories, and Raimie would've spent more time at the toys section and Zaini would love to camp at the games section, but with the heat and lack of sleep during our flight, we conceded defeat at 3.00pm.

We head back to our hotel and rested until it was time for dinner. Zaini didn't rest much because  he went out to buy our Disneysea tickets because we were going the day after.

Our dinner on our first day was at Yayoi-ken, an affordable place where you can refill your rice for free!
Raimie enjoying the tsukemono
My dinner - grilled saba for 590yen. It came with rice, miso soup and tofu.
Zaini's dinner - shima hokke at just 690yen.

23 comments:

  1. Oh wow...you're blogging from Japan! :) Enjoy your holidays.

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  2. @Mei Teng,
    Free internet in all our hotel rooms! :)

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  3. How fun! I haven't visited there in many years. I will have to live it through your eyes. Dinner price is very reasonable!

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  4. OMG! You're in Japan! Sorry for the long absence! I was back on the 12th September (yes just back!!) and boy, it's so freaking HOT!! HAhaah..

    have fun in Tokyo! Any chance of coming down to Osaka?

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  5. @AVCr8teur,
    Yes, the dinner were reasonable. Yayoi-ken happen to be our favourite dining place because of the price and the service. Tops! :)

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  6. @Cindy,
    On 12th, we were on the plane to Tokyo. And Tokyo was way too hot for us too, even though we come from Malaysia! LOL

    Luckily, Akita is much cooler. We will be in Akita for two days.:)

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  7. wow, i can sense the excitement. enjoy your vacation.

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  8. Oh! You brought your laptop along? Or do they have computers there?

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  9. Enjoy your trip! And keep us updated with more pictures! : )

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  10. @foong,
    Yes, I always bring my notebook along, wherever I go. ^-^!

    They do have PCs at the lobby for use and one can rent a notebook for a mere 1,000yen a day too here.

    It feels like its hotter, but thenmaybe its because I don't spend all that much time outdoors in Malaysia.

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  11. Air-cond is heaven! :P

    Bring us home a souvenir! haha! The most important of course! Bring home more memories ^_^.

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  12. Looks like you're having a great time and you sure know your way around! The grilled saba looks great.

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  13. @HappySurfer,
    We sure did! And with 7 times to Japan, Tokyo is easier for us to navigate now. :)

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  14. Lina in Japan already? Wuhuuuu....
    happy holiday Lina.

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  15. i received your sms before your flight, so sorry for my late reply

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  16. good to know you arrived there safe and sound and even nicer to see you enjoying such a delish meal

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  17. @zezebel,
    thanks. :)

    You have a great weekend!

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  18. @Ayie,
    I wanted to send you a postcard from Disneysea but wasn't sure whether you have moved or not.:D

    The meal was indeed delicious and affordable. :)

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  19. How cool that you're blogging from Tokyo. We'll have daily updates from you :) Enjoy.

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  20. @Poetic Shutterbug,
    At the rate we are sightseeing, I'll just have updates every alternate days. :)

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