Japan 2014: Day 2 – Tokyo

Day 2 consisted mainly of the Ueno area. My sisters are collectors of Hard Rock Cafe pins and there is a branch in the Ueno station so there we went. Spent a looong time there over their pins and then had lunch at Hard Rock Cafe before going to Kappabashi, “a shopping street between Ueno and Asakusa, which is lined with several dozens of stores selling everything needed by restaurant operators, with the exception of fresh food” (to quote japan-guide.com).

It was pretty cloudy, which made for dull colours in pictures, but meant the weather was nice for walking. heh

This chef’s head atop the Niimi building is the icon of Kappabashi, and if you see it, you know you’re there. Yay for obvious landmarks!

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Japan: Day 1 – Tokyo (Shibuya)

Let’s start! (Right now I feel more like skipping straight to Kyoto or Disney but I shall do this in chronological order. Yes, I shall.)

First, a shot from KLIA’s international terminal.

I think I spent about 5 hours just meandering around there. Ate dinner at Burger King, hung around in MPH for a bit to read, wandered around, sat down for a bit, took advantage of the phone charging station to recharge my phone a bit. Nothing amazing.

Departure was at 11pm. It was rather surprising to find that – on a MAS flight – half the stewardesses were Japanese and the announcements were repeated in Japanese as well (by one of the stewardesses). But then most of the passengers seemed to be Japanese, so I suppose that’s a good strategy…
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