day 5, akihabara, asakusa

In the morning session we have been to Asakusa.

Afternoon we went to Akihabara. Akihabara is the place I must go lah. Lots of nice gadget and electric equipment shop and model kits too

The AV shop is cool too but I won’t buy any DVD there coz can download mah…lol

I bought 2 new WHITE headphones there and the price is cheaper than UK.

Day 4, shibuya, ginza

We are in Ginza with heavy raining. This place looks expensive but boring for us lah because just like London Regent Street, not too special.

There is a nice stationery shop worth to shop about and the Swatch building is really really cool

Shibuya 109 is shopping heaven for shyuan and also very mess place like yik foong

Day 3 – Yokohama

in the early morning kok wai give us a call while we are looking for breakfast. Shyuan then get some bao for breakfast and i go for MOS burger (long time no see MOS burger). One thing in Japan is quite cool, anything it sell with picture display, you will get what exactly shown on picutre, for example, the bao showing a lot of contents inside, then when u get it, it’s really comes with lots of cotents inside. As for lunch the same, I saw the plastic model of a bowl of noodle with some pork on top showing in front of the shop, then when u order it u will see the exact size and amount, which give confidence for their products. There is also a cool thing that if on a bottle of apple juice, if it’s concerntrate or part real juice, they will only show an apple on the packaging, only for 100% juice can show a cutted fruit picture, so pro huh.

Back to the day trip, wai is very kind that brought us to yokohama on his 7 seater toyota wish, and we can experience the part of Tokyo industry and residential area which normally a tourist will not see it at all.

When first arrive in yokohama, we walked thorugh a theme park, so it’s early i bring shyan to try out the exciting roller coaster and it’s really really high. then we walk throughout the yokohama and even saw some show room for home (display by the developers company and we get to see the nice design of japanese modern home (the overall price is a bit cheaper than London)

We then get to he biggest chinaown in japan and i found it’s different than the chinatown in london. It’s very japanese and mostly from china border.

we then went to the tai chang and visit the toyota display centre, fuji tv hq and the rainbow bridge and took lots of nice photos.

then we have the real sushi and try out the bloody fatty tuna which is really juicy and sold at about 450 yen (£2.20) per pc. I still prefer my salmon sushi after trying this famous otoro because the salmon for me taste far better then the fatty tuna and the price is also just 1/3 of it.

after 70% filled up, we then get to the japanese beef bbq and try out the famous japanese black beef and as what i expected, it’s just toooooo good!!!!! (about 6 small pcs for ö but this is not the top range)

the final place we went before back to hotel is he local supermarket and it just made me and shyuan really wish to stay in japan instead of london. the food and fruits are so fresh and the bread and bun is just tooo cute and soft and delicious. All the other things are just too good in packaging and seems useful as well.

Finlly we got back to the hotel at 12am (we left at 10am in the morning) and we just dunno how to thanks kok wai. Mate, come to london with your wife next time you free, I sure will treat you with the best. Thanks again brother!!!

Day 2 – Harajuku, Omodesando, Auyama

Morning, after nice sleep after my 24 hours unsleep day (I didn’t sleep on the plane. We just walked to the local 24 hours shop and get some breakfast. 4 bread plus 2 drinks cost 690 yen (£3.40). We then sit at the small park just next to the hotel to eat. The bread are so so so soft and tasty, too strong taste too.

We are now ready to go Harajuku today!!!

shinjuku is not far from harajuku, just 2 stations we arrived at harajuku. We then actually went to the meiji temple nearby the harajuku station first. Meiji temple is just a typical tourist point but is worth for looking at the huge japanese temple which i always saw in the comic book 😉

after the temple, we follow the omotesando down halfway to get in one of the busiest youngster street in harajuku named chu-har-tong. Shyuan is so happy here and bought some shoes, bag and clothes. For girl, those clothes and bag here are cheaper than london and very japanese feel but nothing good or cheap for man instead 🙁

we then get in to the gut-yer-kar for kyu don and una don for lunch….nice!!! then we continue our way into harajuku another site called harajuku first where some branded shops there with not many ppl walking lah. then we continue to the omodesanto for a nice cup of 700 yen coffee (£3.50), a real slowly cooked coffee which is very nice. it’s like a small pub but for coffee only. Then we heading to the aoyama area to look for comme de garcons flagship shop for the building design, prada too. After that we have been to a place called moku yoku for nice cakes!!! then we have been into the maze area looking for the kakimoto saloon for hair cutting. Finally we found it and I got this hair look for 6850 yen where shyuan colouring her hair as well for total 13,650 yen. After that the lang ui stylist get us to get the katsudon!!! a bit expensive then normal lunch place, 1050 yen per bowl but really good one!!! then we are very tired liao but still have to walk for about 20 minutes to the nearby jr station at harajuku and get back to shinjuku. we are lost at first back to shinjuku but finaly we found the way.

Day 1 – London Heathrow to Narita Tokyo

We are on the way now, rushing on the tube to London Heathrow Terminal 3. Luckily when get to the airport, the JAL counter is quite free, so we do not need to rush anyore. The customer service girl Aiko chan are so kind, she offer us 3 seats in a row with window seat, so me and shyuan no need to share the seats with others

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