Continuing from yesterday…(the rain ended the trip early, since not every mall is connected and that early wake up and updating did not help me either, but that’s not the point)
Day 2 – Chuo and Roppongi
July 17, 2013
8am JST observation – it’s a sea of dress shirts in the subway, and everyone is in their own little world (via phones).
9:01am JST – Tsukiji [After arriving at the famous fish market]
And there’s still a line at the entrance of the 2 restaurants, which shows how much indirect advertising this place has.
Once a while there’s a 3 wheeled motorized dolly ran about (both electrical and gas powered) as well as scooters and A LOT OF BICYCLES.
12:08pm JST – Ginza
Waited for about 40 minutes for a 7 Minute course (it was a unique experience and I will not see sushi the same way again), walked for 2 hours getting lost in the residential area (don’t know how but it may have to do with the side streets, again), [though I did get some photos and a green tea ice cream.)
finally got to the right direction 10 minutes before the entry, now I’m seated in some high class french café for some macaroons (the sister was going for them, I’m in for the iced drinks).
1:09pm JST – Ginza
Planned to go to H&M Japan a few blocks away, but we ended up staying in the Ginza Mitsukoshi, with me waiting for the other 2 to look around. (this is plan C, not A)
FYI, that cake was delicious…
2:00pm JST quick note – there’s some 30th anniversary G-Shocks on display…(didn’t have a chance to take a photo of the display.)
2:47pm JST quick note – I’m getting the feeling that some of the native Japanese might not realize the meaning of some of the songs. Case in point: some random American hip hop (with quite a bit of inappropriate content, which makes most of them are included…so that does not help) in a The Body Shop store.
Went to Roppongi Hills for a walk around…
…and manage to walk part way to the old Tokyo Tower before I notice how there is no subway station under the highway (Azabu-juban station, if anyone is interested in knowing which station I was looking for),
and the walk south along the highway to just to reach the station, in the rain. Good thing we somewhat prepared for the weather.
At least we get the chance to get more noodles into the equation of the dining out in Tokyo, case in point this time,
…with some take home dinner (some sushi, some panfried fish cakes, and a shrimp tempura each) to suppliment the udon meal.
If only my stomach is smaller. Oh well, that’s it for tonight. Signing off at 9:44ppm JST.