Wednesday, April 29, 2015

[Day 4] Springtime in Tokyo: Ueno Park

Today is considered to be our last day in Tokyo.  Sad, even the weather sympathizes with us, it’s very gloomy. But this won’t stop us from making the most of our last day even if it rains.

[Day 3] Springtime in Tokyo: Mt. Fuji Day Tour via Yokoso Japan Tour

Mt. Fuji Day Tour via Yokoso Japan Tour
Tour code : 05550
Tour name : Hakone Ropeway & Pirate Ship, Gotemba Premium Outlet, All-you-can-eat Yakiniku Lunch
Confirmed departrue day : 04 April 2015

I can do a DIY trip to Mt. Fuji, my only worry is the weather. It’s located in a rural area and during cold season, waiting for the bus can be excruciating. So based on my research and computation I guess it’s better to join a group tour.

I searched for day tour trips and found this very affordable promo offer from the Yokoso Japan Tour. This tour code is not yet confirmed though, because they need at least 15 guests before they proceed. Sadly, it didn’t push through, so they offer us 2 tour options with a regular rate. I had no other choice but to get 1 since we are leaving in a few days and don't much have time.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

[Day 2] Springtime in Tokyo: The "Kill Bill" Gonpachi Restaurant

Gonpachi, Nishi-Azabu (Roppongi)
106-0031 Tokyo, Minato, Nishiazabu, 1-13-11  1F, 2F
Telephone No. 03-5771-0170

If you’re a fan of the movie “Kill Bill” vol.1, I’m sure this place looks familiar. The setting of the fight scene “The Bride vs Gogo and the Crazy 88’s in the movie was inspired from this restaurant. This famous restaurant is popular especially to tourists and it become one of the tourist spot in Tokyo.

Monday, April 27, 2015

[Day 2] Springtime in Tokyo: My Melody and My Sweet Piano Cafe

My Melody and My Sweet Piano Café
THE GUEST Café and Dinner
7F, Shibuya Parco Part 1
Opening: 19 March - 31 May, 2015 only

As a Hello Kitty fan I read somewhere that there is a new HK Café in Shibuya Parco. They just opened last November 2014 so I included it in our itinerary. I didn’t know until we get to the building that the themed restaurant was already replaced by My Melody and My Sweet Piano Café. I am not aware that they will be there for only a few months. A little bit sad though happy at the same time coz it’s new to us. Hey, they are Sanrio family and we love them all. Addition to my list of must try and see themed cafe's.

Who can resist their cuteness??? 

Friday, April 24, 2015

[Day 2] Springtime in Tokyo: Shibuya

There’s always a reason why you should go back to Shibuya. Hachiko Statue, the busiest pedestrian crossing in the world, shopping and dining.

How to get there:
Shibuya Station, Hachiko Exit.
One of Tokyo’s busiest station since it consist of 11 Lines namely JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, Hanzomon Subway Line, Ginza Subway Line, Fukutoshin Subway Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Den-Entoshi Line, Keio Inokashira and the Narita Express

I’m sure most of us already know and watched the story of Hachiko. A loyal dog knows for waiting perseveringly for the return of his dead owner for over 9 years. Don’t worry Hachi, we will come back to see you every time we visit Tokyo.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

[Day2] Springtime in Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building is popular to tourists because of its free observation decks. Located in Shinjuku skyscraper district, and one of the tallest building in Tokyo.

Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building 1

The building has 3 complex, and Tokyo Metropolitan Main Building no. 1 is the tallest and the most prominent of the three. This is where the observatories and cafeteria are located.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

[Day2] Springtime in Tokyo: Blissful moments at Urawa!

April is considered one of the best time to visit Japan, aside from its cool weather people come to see the cherry blossoms. Every year, it is hard to predict the blooming dates coz it differs depending on the weather. But normally it takes around late March to April and it only last for 1 to two weeks. 

Parkview in Minamiurawa

Sunday, April 12, 2015

[Day1] Springtime in Tokyo: Wolfgang Puck Express Harajuku

1-17-1 Yoshitomi Building 1F Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tel. No. 03-5786-4690
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 23:00 everyday

How to get there:

Just accross the Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line, right at the entrance of Takeshita Dori.

I personally didn’t know Wolfgang Puck sorry naman hehe… when we saw a cake from their menu outside, we decided to eat here without knowing how much it will cost us. What’s important is a cake that we can give to our birthday celebrant that night.

It is ok to share but each person need to have one order, well same rule in other country like Taiwan and South Korea. We got 2 kinds of pasta and pizza, soup and drinks.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

[Day1] Springtime in Tokyo!

What do you expect if you plan your trip for a short period of time especially during holy week, in time for cherry blossoms and to a country in demand to most Pinoys today, Japan! Urgggg of course higher rates, from airfare to hotel booking.

We waited for two weeks to get at least the cheapest fare, but I don’t recommend this route. Most of the flights were already full and very expensive, so we booked with a stopover in Cebu (departure only). Yep, it's the cheapest that time but it's very tiring and you can't get enough sleep. During my first trip I only spent PHP 6,000, but this time it cost us around PHP 22,000 round trip fare to Narita, hindi ko pa din matanggap. But God is good; my friends’ niece accommodated us since we can’t get available room in Hostels, even capsules around the city for females are fully booked. The place is located in Saitama, northern part of Tokyo but it will take only 30mins. by trains going to the city.


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