Saturday, November 29, 2014

[Japan Hoilday] I miss Tokyo!

Harajuku is one of the famous fashion shopping areas in Tokyo, and nobody will fail to visit here when visiting Tokyo as it is filled with nice fashionable shops, cafes and restaurants.

Takeshita-Dori is a street of Harajuku that Daiso's flagship store is located. It is the biggest Daiso store in Tokyo which boasts 4-storey selling products that range from foodstuffs, stationery, household and personal grooming products.

Apart from getting cheap stuffs from Daiso, I also love the yummy crepe in Harajuku too. I picked a sweet treat from Marion Crepes, and it is uber delicious and the price was pretty affordable too!

My favorite accessories shop in Harajuku, Paris Kid's, as everything in the shop is selling at 324 Yen which is about SGD3-ish.

In Harajuku, we went to the Calbee retail store in order to get some chips for ourselves, and upon entering the store, we were greeted by a strong Halloween theme. Most of the products were packed in a Halloween theme as to welcome Halloween!

We chanced upon a store that was selling cute soul or ghost looking mascots, which has a close resemblance to the other jelly monster Hoppe! I went in the shop and walked around and took a photo of myself at the specially-decorated Halloween photo-wall.

It was the rainy season in October, and we met with a heavy downpour while at Harajuku, so we decided to have an early lunch at an Italian Restaurant for lunch, in order to while away our time and wait for the rain to subside.

We had pasta as our mains and they tasted decent, nothing special to shout about!

As we made our way to Shibuya by foot, we passed by Gindaco, so we stopped by and grabbed some tako balls. OM! They tasted fabulous.
All the above concluded my experience in Harajuku, and I think Harajuku is a place worth visiting as shopping / eating is fun in Tokyo!
Spending time in the park is the easiest and most enjoyable cost-saving activity to enjoy a day in Tokyo!
We visited the East Garden of Imperial Palace which is located near to the Tokyo JR Station, and it is open to visitors with no admission fee required. Currently, It is also the official home of Japan’s emperor and imperial family.

We entered from the east entrance at the Ote-gate, and once entered we were greeted by a a small admission office where they gave us a plastic ticket each and with this ticket token, we were free to explore the premises.

Lastly, do remember to return the plastic ticket before you exit the garden!
We ended our night in Tokyo at Hard Rock Cafe which is located at Roppongi, which was opened in 1983! 

We had some drinks and snacks at the premises, and this indulgence came with a hefty price tag. The damage was 3801 Yen which was about SGD46-ish. Oh well, I guess, living in Tokyo always comes with a price tag!

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