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Japan 2016: Day 14 (Eat all the things, buy all the goods, see all the sights)

Itoya | www.rubyyee.com

It’s Chen’s day. He enjoys going to museums and looking at weird boring things. I say these things are boring, but when I’m actually there I suspect there are times where I have more fun than him; like when we were at the The Louvre and I had an absolute blast in the Greek and Roman sections. Anyway, on the way to the National Museum we came by a small shrine and since we hadn’t been to one yet, and we knew the Senso-ji was going to be chockablock later, we took a look around – careful not to disturb the funeral happening nearby.

A Shrine in Ueno | www.rubyyee.com

Make a wish.

A Shrine in Ueno | www.rubyyee.com

Love these things. They remind me of our time in Japan as children.

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Welcome to the Mueseum

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures

The gallery was amazing, and there were all these little statues, each one was different. This damn child was running amok in there banging on all the cabinets and being a bloody brat. The parents were doing nothing. No idea why they weren’t kicked out.

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Loved these!

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Smooooooothhh

Then we came across a room full of calligraphy and I was in heaven. Everything was *swooooooooooooon*. I couldn’t stop ogling everything and took about a million photos, but here’s just one.

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

It looks typed!!

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Samurai

Tokyo National Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Another calligraphy shot.

After leaving the museum we actually got a little lost getting back to the station. We couldn’t find the metro trains for the longest time, so we ended up walking to the next station. No idea how we got so lost. We stopped for some ice cream and bun along the way.

Milk Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

Milk Soft Ice IC#24 HM#10

Panda Bun | www.rubyyee.com

Chen had a panda bun riddled with red bean.

Dad suggested we go to Senso-ji and since it was still relatively early, we set off to find that the giant lantern in the front was covered for renovations. Buuuttt…we walked into the tourist aisles anyway and bought some dango!

Dango at Asakusa Kaminarimon Sensoji | www.rubyyee.com

Yummy dango made fresh.

Food at Asakusa Kaminarimon Sensoji | www.rubyyee.com

The Chen bought some red bean blobs.

I was hungry and we still hadn’t tried pancakes yet, so off we went to Ginza for some munchies. Dad called at this point and told us not to eat too much because we were going to another of this restaurants in the evening. TOO LATE! We were at pancakes!

Eggs 'n Things | www.rubyyee.com

Eggs ‘n Things

Eggs 'n Things | www.rubyyee.com

Sodas. You gotta order a drink wherever you go.

Eggs 'n Things | www.rubyyee.com

A mountain of fluffy cream – Strawberry, whipped cream, macadamia nuts [¥1,080]

Eggs 'n Things | www.rubyyee.com

Something savoury because we had to adult. Sausage, sunny side up, rich [¥1,130]

We did end up eating too much because there were more pancakes than we realised, so we had to walk it off and holy crap, we stumbled onto Itoya because we were amused by the giant paper clip. I literally shrieked in the street. This place is two buildings and 7 storeys of stationary.

Itoya | www.rubyyee.com

Giant paper clip

Itoya | www.rubyyee.com

Ground floor

Itoya | www.rubyyee.com

Look how cute these pens are!

Itoya | www.rubyyee.com

Rainbow

Yeah, we bought things. Also, we were early back to Shinjuku for dinner and found another Itoya at the top of the department store and bought some more things before meeting up with Parents for dinner.

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Nadaman なだ万

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

I didn’t eat that bean

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Fish

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Apparently very expensive alcohol

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

More fish.

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Tempura that I was forced to ingest.

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

More forced feeding

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Delicious steak

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

The ice from the alcohol interested me more.

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

GIMME SUSHI!!!

Then, I couldn’t decide which dessert to order so Dad let me order all four.

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Dessert #1 Sago, ice cream, red bean paste in coconut milk

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Dessert #2 Seasonal fruits with cointreau jelly

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Dessert #3 Cold mascarpone soup with seasonal fruits

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

Dessert #4 Japanese brown tea flavoured pudding

Nadaman | www.rubyyee.com

I ATE ALL FOUR!!!!!

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