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Easter in Tokyo

????? KACHI KOCHI Cafe

Thursday night – flight is delayed…naturally. Time to watch the most recent episode of Survivor. **Spoiler alert**

Sydney Airport | www.rubyyee.com

Trapped in the airport watching Survivor

Good thing the delay wasn’t unbearably long…”Everyone is trying to leave the city for the Easter Weekend and the runways are backed up” delays…of course Sydney Airport couldn’t have possible known that and planned for it.

 

Friday

First up, after arriving in Tokyo – dump stuff off at the apartment, get changed, freshen up, and head straight out to Sekaido! SEKAAIIDDOOOO!! I wrote about my trip to Sekaido last time I was in Tokyo and well, I knew I needed to go back because you can never have too many calligraphy supplies. I spent a good hour in there, and we only went up three levels. Seriously, if you like art, craft, calligraphy, novelty stationery, stickers, anything – GO TO SEKAIDO. I’m shouting because it’s so important. Obviously, When I was in there, we were too mesmerised to remember to take any photos…so you’ll have believe me on how awesome it is. Have a photo of the outside.

Sekaido | www.rubyyee.com

Sekaido!

Google Maps link

Also, as much as we didn’t care for the cherry blossoms, we saw some and they were actually pretty cool.

Sakura | www.rubyyee.com

Photo from Chen’s morning run.

So, the rule is go to a Michelin Starred restaurant every time we go on a trip. It only started last time we were here. This time we went to Nakajima – they don’t take bookings for lunch so we arrived about 15 minutes early to wait in line. Apparently, it’s the cheapest Michelin Starred restaurant in Tokyo. What’s in the menu, you ask? Sardines! All sardines. Lunch sets are priced at ¥800 – comes with rice and miso.

Nakajima | www.rubyyee.com

Waiting in line at Nakajima

Nakajima | www.rubyyee.com

First group in!

Nakajima | www.rubyyee.com

Sardines in egg casserole for ¥100 extra.

Nakajima | www.rubyyee.com

No other way than to have sashimi sardines

Nakajima | www.rubyyee.com

No time to dilly-dally! Dine and dash.

Google Maps link

Eat fast and you can fit more food and shopping in the day. Naturally, that meant spending two hours in Tokyu Hands in Takashimaya and again…so many things to see so no photos – HAH!

All the food halls in Tokyo are full of amazing food – the only down side is the lack of seating!! We bought cake from Henri Charpentier and then headed to Starbucks for some drinks you can’t get in Sydney.

Henri Charpentier | www.rubyyee.com

Henri Charpentier

Henri Charpentier | www.rubyyee.com

Cream puffs are where it’s at. We walked the whole food hall for them.

Henri Charpentier | www.rubyyee.com

We only bought one, lol.

Starbucks Tokyo | www.rubyyee.com

American Cherry Pie Frappuccino and yuzu soda

Time to dump our day of shopping off at home so we can come back out later for dinner and then shop some more. Not before stopping off at the Shinjuku station PABLO and the Family Mart to raid the Haagen-Dazs freezer.

Haagen-Dazs | www.rubyyee.com

Buy novelty flavours!

Haagen-Dazs | www.rubyyee.com

These were delicious FYI

PABLO Cheesetart | www.rubyyee.com

PAAABBBBBBBBBBBLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOO

PABLO Cheesetart | www.rubyyee.com

The rare cheesetart

PABLO Cheesetart | www.rubyyee.com

Who cares about seeing sakura in the trees when you can eat them.

Okay, after shovelling dessert in to us we made our way out to dinner in Jingumae for some tonkatsu. Chen loves tonkatsu.

Ginza Streets | www.rubyyee.com

Just walking lulz

When we walked in they asked if we were okay to sit on tatami – we thought we were. Chen spent the whole time at dinner doing yoga, trying to get into a comfortable position.

Tonkatsu Maisen Ginza | www.rubyyee.com.au

The downstairs

Tonkatsu Maisen Ginza | www.rubyyee.com.au

Condiments

Tonkatsu Maisen Ginza | www.rubyyee.com.au

Who even remembers what you order. XD

Tonkatsu Maisen Ginza | www.rubyyee.com.au

Know that it was tasty!

Tonkatsu Maisen Ginza | www.rubyyee.com.au

What’s this?

Google Maps link

Oh good, we finished dinner early and had a chance to get some fandom shit done at Kiddyland! There’s a good selection of Studio Ghibli, Sailor Moon, and Doraemon stuff there. Obviously, there’s a bunch of other stuff like Star Wars, Sanrio, and whatever else – but I wasn’t looking. Too busy fangirling.

Sailor Moon Marriage Certificate | www.rubyyee.com

it’s the Sailormoon marriage certificate!!!!

Google Maps link

 

Saturday

So, we were meant to go to the Tokyo Skytree for a cheese fondue restaurant…but then we saw – OH, what’s that?! A pop-up Doraemon cafe? Sorry Chen, no fondue for you – catfood for me instead!

Tokyo Skytree | www.rubyyee.com

The Skytree

Tokyo Skytree | www.rubyyee.com

So many awesome fish flags.

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

SURPRISE!!!

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Fairy floss soda [¥600]

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Dora-latte [¥650]

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Dora Ramen [¥1,200]

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Doraemon beef rice [¥1,650]

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

I wanted to have my lunch with Doraemon instead of Chen

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

In he goes!

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Good plates

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Doraemon Souffle Ice [¥1,500]

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

Happy

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe | www.rubyyee.com

ドラえもん KACHI KOCHI Cafe

Google Maps link

Now that lunch was done with, time to look for ice cream!

63°C Tokyo Skytree | www.rubyyee.com

Tomorakuno 63℃

63°C Tokyo Skytree | www.rubyyee.com

Premium milk flavour [¥380]

It’s located on the fourth floor of the Tokyo Solamachi building.

Just outside the building there’s a mad Studio Ghibli shop and I spent waaayyy too much time in there. I bought things…many things. Go there and also buy many things.

Donguri Kyowakoku | www.rubyyee.com

Donguri Kyowakoku

Donguri Kyowakoku | www.rubyyee.com

cuuuutteeee

Oh, there was also a Pokemon Centre there where Chen had a good ol’ time. It’s smaller than the one in Sunshine City Alpa in Ikebukuro, but that one is so out of the way.

Okay, now we’re done with the Skytree so time to make our way to Kappabashi Kitchen Street. oh look, Hokkaido milk soft ice – better get some!

Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice [¥330]

Orange Street | www.rubyyee.com

Random Orange Street in Asakusa

Apparently, the orange street is great for their restaurants and shops.

So, an hour, about 8 lunch box and multiple other purchases later, we were finally out of Kitchen Street. I didn’t both taking photos this time because…how different can one street get in a year?!

Google Maps link

Woohoo, time to get to Tokyo Station to get some more fandom shit and junk food and omiyage!

OMG look at all the Sailor moon goodies! These are the ones I didn’t buy. Didn’t buy – better take photos instead.

Tokyo Station | www.rubyyee.com

Sailormoon goodies in Tokyo Station

Tokyo Station | www.rubyyee.com

Lip balm and hand cream

Tokyo Station | www.rubyyee.com

Should’ve bought that damn scarf! T_T

Tokyo Station | www.rubyyee.com

GACHA!!!

Time for a sushi break

Good feast session

Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

Yubari Soft Ice break! [¥330]

Yomeishu | www.rubyyee.com

Yomeishu for dinner.

 

Sunday

Get up early – take the train to Shin-Yokohama and get to the ramen museum!

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Rookie mistake – ordered the full size bowl.

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Totally worth it though, the broth was A++++++++

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Better portion size

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Walking to the sweets shop

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Funny seat for eating my ice cream.

Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

Hokkaido soft ice!!

Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum | www.rubyyee.com

Creepy Mascot

Google Maps link

Oh, there’s a whole chunk of time with no photos. We went to Loft in Yokohama as well, and it was so much better than the crappy Ginza one we went to! It was haauuuugggeee!!!

Anyways, back in Ginza for some ICE CREAM!

Milk Parlour | www.rubyyee.com

Takanashi Milk Parlor

Milk Parlour | www.rubyyee.com

Got the swirl

Takanashi Milk Parlor | www.rubyyee.com

Chen got a glass of milk…

And now, time for some straight up good sushi train! We went at like 4pm and there was a line?! What?! Not too long, but the restaurant was full and that’s because the sushi was goooooooooooood.

Nemuro Hanamaru | www.rubyyee.com

Nemuro Hanamaru | 回転寿司 根室花まる

Nemuro Hanamaru | www.rubyyee.com

Kingfish?

Nemuro Hanamaru | www.rubyyee.com

Tiny creatures!

Nemuro Hanamaru | www.rubyyee.com

OMG It’s egg blobs on a nigiri! YARRMM

Nemuro Hanamaru | www.rubyyee.com

Chen’s stupid hamburger

Google Maps link

Time to check out the Tokyu Hands in the Tokyu Plaza. It is fancy in there. Oh look..a chocolate shop.

Cacao Market | www.rubyyee.com

Cacao Market

Monday

Last morning…better walk to breakfast so I can try to catch that damn elusive Farfetch’d! FYI, I didn’t catch it. We walked because it was peak hour and we did not want to experience that again. One morning was enough.

ジョナサン 中野坂上店 | www.rubyyee.com

Jonathan’s | ジョナサン 中野坂上店

ジョナサン 中野坂上店 | www.rubyyee.com

Tea and tisane wall!

ジョナサン 中野坂上店 | www.rubyyee.com

Traditional Japanese breakfast for me, please

ジョナサン 中野坂上店 | www.rubyyee.com

Weird yam paste for Chen

Google Maps link

Time to get to Shinjuku now that peak hour was finished so Chen could play some Mario Kart.

Mario Kart | www.rubyyee.com

Happy bugger

 

Okay, then we spent the next two hours shopping in Lumine looking for a bag lol. Time for a snack break!

ZAKU ZAKU | www.rubyyee.com

ZAKU ZAKU

ZAKU ZAKU | www.rubyyee.com

SO GOOOOOOODDDDDDDD

Time for lunch! We spent about an hour looking for where the airport limo bus would leave from! It’s a completely different place from the Narita one. my gawd. Can’t go to Japan without Marukame.

Marukame | www.rubyyee.com

Number 1

Marukame | www.rubyyee.com

Number 3. Chen can’t pass up bukkake

Google Maps link

Spirits | www.rubyyee.com

Alcohol for Chen. Soda for me.

Alright, get home, shower, pack, get to the airport….to eat some.

Dorayaki Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

Dorayaki Soft Ice

Haneda Aiport Hokkaido Milk Soft Ice | www.rubyyee.com

One last Hokkaido soft ice before boarding.

The Goodies!

Time to go through all the goodies we bought on the weekend!

Fake food from Kitchen Street and Tokyu Hands

Sailor Moon Haul Part 1

Sailor Moon Haul Part 2 | Also Sekaido Haul

Sailor Moon Haul Part 3

Sailor Moon Ring!!

Food Haul 1

Food Haul 2

Food Haul 3

Food Haul 4

Ghibli Haul

Doraemon Haul

Stationery Haul 1 | Sekaido Haul 2

Stationery Haul 2 | Sekaido Haul 3

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