Japan May 2011, Day 2 (Shibuya 109 & Hachiko)
This entry is super backdated. It documents the 2nd day of my trip to Japan in May 2011, shortly after the Japan Tsunami. Having too much on my plate while jostling a losing battle with my Computer eventually led me to forgetting about this entry entirely. Apologise much >.<!
Other related entries of my Japan trip can be found here –>> Link !
It was my first trip to the Mecca of Anime and I was super excited. Hope you guys enjoy sharing my experience!
Day 2 was also a very metropolitan day. We went to see Hachiko and the famous Shibuya 109.
Commencing the entry with our lunch! Cvy is a big fan of Omaguro ( Did I get this right? japanese help ???) and we found a Maguro restaurant just around our hotel (Sunshine Prince Hotel, Ikebukuro) so we decided to walk in!
Inside the restaurant. Sorry the picture’s such bad aim =\ Was a little too embarrassed to take more >.< U
Mine. Maguro cubes and shredded omelette, I think =X
Cvy’s. Raw minced meat (can’t remember if it was beef or pork or chicken) and fish roe
A quick twin pic before we dived into our lunch. We’re more foodie people than camwhore people =x
A pretty Love Hotel just opposite the restaurant xD I wonder what’s with the Disney castle theme ?
We then took the subway to Shinjuku to visit Hachiko!
And the famously loyal dog; Hachiko! I look very lonely because Cvy refuse to take a picture with me =_=. And yes! my curls are real!! Yes, I suck at posing =P
Some green cabin thingy just in front of Hachiko. I have no idea what it was because we didn’t go in =( But I’m assuming it’s a mini museum dedicated to Hachiko of sort?
The famous Shinjuku traffic Junction. I’m so sorry my picture did the place no justice at all!
Aoi no Excorcist!
And with some walking, we managed to find the highly prized, Shibuya 109! Apparently, there is also a Shibuya Men. Guess they were not kidding when they say everyone is Japan/Tokyo is extremely particular about their appearance =X
Shibuya 109 was way smaller than I imagined and pretty unimpressive on the outside. But once you get in, things change.
For one, it seemed to be an awesome mid scale fashion hub for young female adults. With a variety of shops selling everything from shoes to bags.
Next, all the female sales staff looked like they came out from Popteen or Vivi!!!
Like seriously. I'd recommend you go there very seriously dolled up or prepare a platinum card. Because all the sales girl with their PERFECT skin, hair , face and cute clothes will make any normal girl feel super insecure. Unless they are gorgeous Japanese themselves *sheepish*.
Something I noticed about the people there is their fashion sense. Everyone just looked really prim and proper and even their floor cleaner's uniform was frikin cute lah!!! Like seriously ?! Wai so cute?!
I bought a Liz Lisa lucky bag! It consisted of the bag, a book and 3 piece of garment! I wasn’t expecting to see a Lucky bag sale since it was way over the season so you bet I was excited to get it. My only regret was not grabbing two but then again, $160+ on clothes is too much for me to accept >w< .
I'm letting this go for just SGD 30! Authentic Liz Lisa from Japan! If you're interested, email me! Yes....i successfully converted this into a bimbotic blog @.@
Never a fan of furs but this coat is really cute! This camwhore was taken at our hotel I wore this ensemble to the Swallowtail Butler Cafe.
After Shibuya 109 we ventured out to Lumiere, a seemingly more high end Shopping Mall.
Also bought a really cute compactable luggage with pastel flora prints!
Cvy bought a Starbucks cup and they gave her a free drink and she's super happy about it! Haha!
Resting our feet on of the lounging sofa in Lumiere shopping mall. After that we went back to Ikebukuro, dropped our loots in our hotel room and rushed off to meet Reiko, Decadence and Sunshine for dinner! It was really nice to see them again ! Final Fantasy 3 unite!!!!
Raw marinated chicken sounds really gross but it was a surprisingly good appetiser! My taste buds suggests that the marinate consists of teriyaki sauce, sesame oil and some other awesome stuffs that i don’t know of.
And here’s the obligatory long slew of mouth watering food pictures
My outfit of the day was supposed to include this red checked cape . But it was pretty warm that day so I didn't wear it half the time. Wasted!
With my ‘Ex-Boyfriend”, Reiko darling !!!