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Japan 2016: Day 17 (The last whole day)

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

It’s our last full day in Tokyo and what better way than to head back to the Tokyo Dome and hit up one last roller coaster before we have to leave. Fingers crossed it wouldn’t be closed today as well.

Tokyo Dome City | www.rubyyee.com

LaQua ticket counter

They have a special English speaking counter! Thank God for that. We were only interested in the one ride, so it was ¥1,030 for just the Thunder Dolphin. Apparently, there were a few issues with the ride in recent years where a few…incidents had occurred. We Googled the night before. Anyway, it was a perfectly ordinary ride for us. It was thrill, but after all the crazy coasters from Fuji-Q Highland this was much tamer.

Tokyo Dome City | www.rubyyee.com

Thunder Dolphin & Big-O

Tokyo Dome City | www.rubyyee.com

Through the building

We checked out the Dome and walked around to all the other rides to have a look after this and then bought a bunch of fan stuff from the LaQua shops nearby. Spent about an hour in one of them just circling through all the aisles looking and re-looking at everything. Lunch time and Chen was excited after seeing a raclette hotdog place, so that’s where we went. OMG it smelt so pungent in there. An absolute cheese cesspool, but when you’re munching down on the dogs, you don’t smell a thing!

Park Street Cafe Raclette Cheese Hot Dog | www.rubyyee.com

Park Street Cafe Raclette Cheese Hot Dog

Park Street Cafe Raclette Cheese Hot Dog | www.rubyyee.com

Raclette fresh coriander hot dog [¥590]

Park Street Cafe Raclette Cheese Hot Dog | www.rubyyee.com

Raclette hot dog [¥490]

And when we were ordering our lunch what do I see but a soft ice selection of….deliciousness – IC#26 HM#10!

Park Street Cafe Raclette Cheese Hot Dog | www.rubyyee.com

Soft ice cream [¥340]

After some aimless wandering around, we were sucked in by a completely random vending machine and its tiny drinks! We got one while we were on the platform waiting for the train to take us to Roppongi for the Snoopy Museum. It’s super new and opened only in April; it wasn’t on my “to see” list, but since it was the last day and we didn’t have much on, we thought we’d detour by.

Vending Machine | www.rubyyee.com

Vending machine

Tiny drink | www.rubyyee.com

Tiny drink!

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Snoopy Museum Tokyo

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Snoopy Museum comic

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Snoopy Museum comic strip wall

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Cute peek-through windows

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Snoopy Museum figurines

Snoopy Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Another peek-through window.

It wasn’t really very exciting at all. There was one conjoining room with Snoopy comics and that was about it. Unless you’re a huge Snoopy fan, I’d say to give this place a miss. The cafe line was much too long for us to bother waiting for. I did spend about a half hour deciding whether I wanted to buy anything from the shop though. In the end I bought two things – a capsule toy and a mint tin which is perfect for my nibs. Pics on that later.

Afterward, Chen decided we wanted to check out the Meiji Shrine, so off to Harajuku Station we trekked. The walk to the shrine was lovely and even with all the people around on the walk, the forest felt quiet and tranquil. Such a shock to have the bustling city replaced by such serenity in the blink of an eye.

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Meiji Jingu forest entrance

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Funny lantern looks like a house

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Meiji Jingu Entrance

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Chen cleansing himself…incorrectly.

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Entrance exit

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Ema the wishing wall

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

More wishes

Meiji Jingu | www.rubyyee.com

Sake barrels galore

I really needed to rest afterward because walking is hard for me. We found a LaForet and there were some tasty treats inside!

And the Friet | www.rubyyee.com

And the Friet [¥500]

Brigela Brioche con Gelato | www.rubyyee.com

Brigela [¥410]

The friets were sooooo not the same as eating them in Europe, but the brioche gelato (IC#27) was delicious. I did spent about 5 mins screaming my lungs out while waiting for them to make the gelato because Tokyo has these creepy huge bug things that look like giant flesh eating mosquitoes or something and shit, those things are scary because you don’t know what they are!

Anyway, after all that drama we needed more food and since we tried Eggs n Things, we definitely needed to compare it with some fluffy Rainbow Pancake!

Rainbow Pancake | www.rubyyee.com

Rainbow decor

Rainbow Pancake | www.rubyyee.com

Fluffy pancake with fruit [¥1,350]

I think in the end Eggs n Things was the better of the two, but they’re both different and lovely.

Parents called earlier and asked what we wanted for our last dinner in Tokyo, and since our first dinner was tonkatsu, we wanted our last to be tonkatsu as well!

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu)

Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

Shrimp Katsu [¥2,200]

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

Pork Tenderloin Katsu [¥2,800]

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

Katsu Rice [¥1,000]

とんかつ 銀座 梅林 Ginza Bairin (Tonkatsu) | www.rubyyee.com

Pork Loin Katsu [¥2,900]

After dinner we strolled around Ginza for a while and we actually spotted a milk soft ice place earlier; it wasn’t Hokkaido milk but we thought we’d give it a go.

Matsuya Ginza | www.rubyyee.com

Matsuya Ginza

Matsuya Ginza | www.rubyyee.com

So much no [¥501] IC#28

I was super disappointed with the ice cream, so we had to go in search of another one. Oh look! It’s the Cremia stuff and yummmmmmmm IC#29 HM#11

Matsuya Ginza | www.rubyyee.com

Cremia YES! [¥500]

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