There’s a few places where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view in Tokyo. But this is probably the only one that’s free: Tokyo Metropolitan government building.
On the way to the observatory, we can’t help but notice how clean the streets are. In Japan, we can see workers cleaning even the grooves of escalators early morning, something I’ve never witnessed in the 30 or so years of my life in Singapore. The attention they pay to details is amazing.
There’s hardly any crowd even though this is the CBD area, cos we visited on Saturday. We took some time trying to locate the building, then queuing up at the lift to go up the 45th floor. That was probably the only time we saw more people, mostly tourists, going to the same place.
This was one of the most memorable parts of my trip cos it’s so fun! So much to see and I’m quite surprised the goods sold at the flea market were of such varied and high quality~ I bought two tops at ¥300 (SG$4), a skirt at ¥400 and a coat for ¥500. K got some t-shirts as well.
There’s a famous udon place called Mentsu-dan we wanted to try. Unfortunately, google maps was having trouble pinpointing the place so we wasted some time finding it.
Order at the counter…
Next up is Tokyu hands!
I ate some before remembering to take a picture so this is all that’s left, hahaha~ I think the best is Cassis Chocolat from Sadaharu Aoki.
Also a sheep installation. Don’t ask me. I have no idea what this is.
We headed to Shibuya, where I enjoyed shopping at Loft more than I did at Tokyu hands. It’s somewhat like the lifesyle section of Eslite in Taiwan. There’s cosmetics, bento accessories, homewares, stationery etc… Spanning 7 storeys. You can also do your tax refund directly at the customer counter.
I’m not sure whether it’s cos we took too long a time to get back to our apartment, but though we ordered rare, the cheese didn’t really flow out as like those we saw in videos, lol~
Anyway, before we headed back, we had dinner at the Tempura place near our house.
Admittedly, I’m not a fan of cheesecake, and at first, when we realized they only sell it whole- all 6? 7? inches of it, we were hesitant.
But lo and behold, this cake is addicting. I find myself finishing almost a quarter of it before I could stop myself.
Next post here!
See the rest of our Tokyo trip here.