Thursday, December 16, 2010

Japan Trip Day 7 - Breakfast -> Early Lunch at Kyushu Jangara, Harajuku -> Meji Shrine -> Harajuku -> Shibuya

Breakfast at Italian Tomato at Sardonyx Hotel - We had a change of soup today. The simple breakfast at Italian Tomato is quite nice. 4 different sets to choose from everyday.
Hot Dog Set

Toast Set

Bagel Cheese/Ham Set

Checked out. Left the big luggages and backpacks at Sardonyx. Will come back later to collect the backpacks. Took JR Yamanote to Harajuku station.
Okachimachi Station

Outside Harajuku Station

The narrow 2-lane road outside the Station

Walking towards Kyushu Jangara Ramen Restaurant, where we planned to have an early lunch. Bloggers claimed that the soup base is delicious and the queue is long. So we decided to have early lunch. They open at 10am on Sundays.

Colourful Shop Front and its many colourful attractive advertisements and menus. Surprisingly, there was no long queue. It was almost 11am. The shop is on the 2nd level.

Many colourful and cute menus just outside the entrance to the shop, on the 2nd level.

Chef at work

Customers enjoying the ramen at counter

Cute menu at counter.

Hubby and I ordered the popular Kyushu Jangara Ramen. My 2 children also placed the same order but with additional ingredients.
Kyushu Jangara Ramen - The soup base is thick and tasty. A bit on the salty side. I added water to dilute the salt level. This Ramen is much better than the Ramen at 骨武.

After lunch, made our way to Meji Jingu Shrine. Spotted Italian Tomato shop, the same shop which we had breakfast at Sardonyx Hotel. This is a branch in Harajuku. It has many branches in Tokyo.

Otomesando taken from the overhead bridge

A very busy Harajuku Station

Autumn Trees in Harajuku

Main entrance to Meiji Shrine

Tori gate


Bourgogne Wine

Japanese Wine?

Ō-torii, the largest torii in Japan at 12 meters high, made of ancient cypress. Three imperial seal at the top


Tori Gate, Kita-mon (north gate) before the shrine

Area of drinking water


Donations, fortunes, stamps and seals

Main Gate to Shrine

Around the shrine

Meiji Shrine, constructed from Japanese cypress wood topped with copper roofs.

Prayer and Wishes on wooden cards

Wedding couple in Shrine

Ladies in kimonos

En route to Entrance

After Meiji Shrine, we walked north to Takshita Dori.
Takeshita Dori Shopping Street Entrance - very colourful street

Pretty crowded though not as crowded as Asakusa. Colourful street

Meiji-dori (明治通り)

Omotesando Shopping Street

Omotesando Hills

Omotesando Street

Omotesando Hills

At the end of Omotsesando street, is the Omotesando Station so we took a train to Shibuya Station, one stop away from Omotesando Sation. Youcan take the Hanzomon or Ginza line to Shibuya.
Uopn arrival at Shibuya, we looked for the Hachiko exit. Saw the statue of faithful Hachiko.

And witnessed the Shibuya Famous and busy Crossing

En route to Spanish Steps

Loft Building

Spanish Steps. Parco Shopping Centre in background

Two models doing an advertisement on the steps

Shibuya 109

Shibuya 109-2??

JR Shibuya Station

Took train back to Sardonyx hotel to pick up our backpacks to check in Sheration Tokyo Bay at Disneyland. Took the Hibiya line to Hatchobori Station and transferred to Keiyo line which is very fast as it skipped many stations. From Maihama Station, took the Disney Cruiser to Sheraton Tokyo Bay Hotel.

Our Japan Itinerary

Day 1 - Flight to Incheon-Seoul

Day 2 - Breakfast -> Incheon Transit area -> Lunch -> Tokyo, Narita -> Limited Express to Ueno -> Checked in Sardonyx Hotel (Review) -> Matsusaka Beef Steak Dinner at Satou, Kichijoji -> Shinjuku at Night

Day 3 – Breakfast -> Odyaku Romance Car to Hakone-Yumoto -> Small train to Gora Station -> Leave luggages at Setsugetsuka Hotel -> Gora -> Sounzan -> Owakudani Boiling Valley -> Black Eggs -> Togendai -> checked into Setsugetsuka Hotel (Review)-> Dinner at hotel restaurant -> Outside the hotel at night

Day 4 - Breakfast -> Gora Station -> Checked out -> Gotemba Premium Outlet -> Togendai -> Check in to Hakone Green Plaza (Review) -> Dinner

Day 5 - Breakfast -> Checked out -> Odawara Castle -> Checked in Sardonyx Ueno -> Ueno Unagi Dinner at Izuei Honten, Ueno -> Ameyoko

Day 6 - Breakfast - > Ueno Park -> Lunch at Tsujiki -> Imperial Palace -> Ginza -> Asakusa -> View from Shinjuku Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building -> Ramen Dinner

Day 7 - Breakfast -> Early Lunch at Kyushu Jangara, Harajuku -> Meiji Shrine -> Harajuku -> Shibuya -> -> Dinner at Shinsuke, Shin-Urayasu

Day 8 - Tokyo Disneyland -> Lunch at Tomorrowland Terrace -> Dinner at Hokusai

Day 9 - Breakfast -> Tokyo Disneysea -> Lunch at Vulcania -> Dinner at Sakura

Day 10 - Breakfast - > Check out -> Skyliner to Narita Airport-> Holiday Inn Tobu Narita (Review) -> Lunch at Edokko Sushi
-> Old Narita Temple Town -> Naritasan Temple -> Dinner at Aeon Shopping Centre

Day 11 - Breakfast -> Flight back to Incheon -> Transit -> Lunch at Incheon -> Home Sweet Home

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