Monday, 8 November 2010

Day 12 In Japan : Last Minute Shopping Spree

Our day 12 in Japan was our last day to do any last minute sightseeing or shopping before our flight back to Malaysia the day after. I don't know why, but on this trip, we somehow had no time to do and visit the places we always head to during our vacation like in previous years. 

Anyhoo, we were back in Tokyo, and the day was spent going to places to buy toys for Raimie, and souvenirs for us to bring back home.

We started our day by walking around Asakusa.
See the tower under construction in the background? That's Tokyo Sky Tree. Even now, the Sky Ttree is already the tallest building, standing at 497m. (Tokyo Tower is 333m). The tower's full height will be 634m, making the tower one of the world's tallest.
Kappabashi (Kitchen Town) is a must for us. Not only for kitchenware, we can find cheap food items and souvenirs here too. Note to visitors - the shops here close early so if you are planning to visit Kappabashi, make sure you come on weekdays, and before 5.00pm for a good experience. Otherwise, many of the shops here would be closed!

Our bounty for the day. As you can see, no designer stuff bought. I'm not into obscenely expensive designer good anyway. I rather save my money for another trip to Japan. LOL

23 comments:

  1. Su suka last minute shopping sbb waktu tu ler jmpa byk barang menarik...hehehe

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  2. @Su,
    I x boleh. Nnt byk barang yg dah plan nak beli, lupa nak beli & brg x nak beli, jadi terbeli. huhuhu

    This trip, lupa nak memborong kat Uniqlo. UUwwwaaa!!! Kenalah gi Uniqlo baru bukak kat KL mengubat hati. Muekeke

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  3. Wow, lots of stuff to bring home! Good idea to save money to come back again to visit the new tower.

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  4. Hehehe...itu yg best tu...the way how we enjoying the shopping is different...kwang kwang kwang kwang

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  5. @ACVr8teur,
    Yup, definitely saving up now for the trip next year! *^-^*

    We had to buy a new bag this year instead of our usual modus operandi - that is putting everything in cardboard boxes and checking them in. XD

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  6. @Su,
    Memang sangat berbeza. XD

    I cannot rush. I tend to not buy anything if I'm rushed.

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  7. I did last min shopping in Bali too. Had a few hours to spare before travelling to the airport. So I took a taxi to the Kuta shopping area.

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  8. @Mei Teng,
    Did you buy lots of stuff? :)

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  9. woot, tons of stuff to bring home. i'm not a big shopper especially when i travel overseas. i prefer to travel light and most of my time is spent sightseeing and people watching.

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  10. My friend just came back from Japan too. She said the stuff there are all very expensive! It's good not to be lured into branded stuff.

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  11. Ahh... Shopping! Best gratifying activity on a holiday. Right?

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  12. @Life Ramblings,
    For other places, I tend to sightsee and not do much shopping too. But for Japan... well, I need to do a lot of shopping. I only update my wardrobe once a year and that's when we go to Japan. These days, I only like clothes and shoes I bought in Japan. :)

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  13. @VanillaSeven,
    There are expensive stuff and high-end places and there are affordable ones at less high-end places too. But I agree, with the yen at a record high now, spending money in Japan is an expensive affair!

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  14. @HappySurfer,
    Shopping and enjoying good food. The best! :)

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  15. When exactly the Tokyo sky tree should be ready Lina? Maybe one day you will visiting that tower?

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  16. Yeah wise decision to save money for your next trip to Japan!!

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  17. shopping! I better get started with holiday shopping!

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  18. @zezebel,
    Maybe not. We are not really interested in going up to all those towers anyway. Might as well visit the free Tokyo Metropolitan Tower to get a sweeping view of Tokyo. :D

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  19. @foong,
    Nice, right? :)

    Have to start saving from now and stash away all that bonus money. My son is already making plans to go next year. o.O

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  20. @Ayie,
    The holiday season is coming soon! Is this Jariel's first Christmas Ayie?

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  21. yep his and ours =)

    mommy will get his lots of pressies

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