*The following blogpost consists of 50% car photos and 50% food photos. For food photos, scroll to the top and bottom of the post.
Not documented below, but we started our day at Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara (practically behind our hotel!) with the intention of starting to tick off things from our shopping list. That is when I discovered there is a Beauty section there too! What sounds like a mega camera store is actually a department store… no complaints there because while doing my girly shopping, Alfred could keep himself busy in the Audio department. We also returned to our hotel room with a mountain of Nano Block sets. SO. CHEAP. We get ripped off crazily in Sydney AND online! Almost 50% cheaper in Japan!
Next stop, back to Shibuya.. during the day this time. We wanted to experience the Standing Sushi Bar / Uogashi Nihonichi. You must be thinking, wouldn’t that be quite tiring?? It wasn’t, it was a pretty quick session since the place is somewhat small and the the sushi chefs serve you quite quickly too. They do have english menu, so when you want to order you simply shout it out to the sushi chef and within minutes you’ll find fresh pieces of sushi sitting right in front of you. For me, I found it odd having to shout out each time, perhaps its because I’m rather soft spoken.. It would’ve been much easier ordering those sushi sets they had on the board, but then it wouldn’t have been the same experience!
Slightly horrifying being watched while you eat their flesh. Otherwise, really fresh!
This was when I finally got to try some Japanese otoro (tuna belly!), which just MELTED IN MY MOUTH. That made the crave list for sure. $6 for 2 pieces, ehmmm not badly priced?!
We could really keep eating but then we didn’t want to fill ourselves up too much so we can eat more… and how did we use the left over tummy space?
Alfred has been craving for some the whole time we were in Japan, and finally got it near the end of the trip.
We spent the remainder of our day at Odaiba, before I got to check out the fashion outlets… I had to let Alfred have his fun too. Hello Megaweb! (yawn…..z) The Toyota Mega Web is really just a 2 level show room of cars, some old, some new, some concept.
It wasn’t just all cars there that day, as we were making our way to the exit, a mini concert had started there featuring some Japanese girl band. Not weird at all realising that the whole crowd was made up of guys, who danced along to the girls’ moves… soo much energy!
Alfred checked out the History Garage in Venus Fort while I went for a quick browse through the fashion outlets (not much there sadly)
We headed to Aqua City, in search for a dinner spot that had a decent view of the Rainbow Bridge (it was getting late, and really cold so we didn’t get any closer to viewing the bridge)
We ended up going to Hibiki, a modern Japanese Izakaya because their menu was different to what we were used to.
Always good to familiarise the dishes they serve by looking at the plastic displays outside.
Beef rice cooked in a stone pot using spring water.
The dishes looked and sounded so simple on the menu but it was awesome on the tastebuds. Japanese cuisine definitely makes for an interesting dining experience.
We didn’t book in advance but still got a pretty good view from where we sat, just behind the couples on their date nights with an even better view…
In Aqua City, there is a souvenir store that sold Kit Kats! It was the first time we saw so many flavours under one roof, so of course we had to buy some.. especially since it was also nearing the end of our trip. Kit Kats are kind of like the default souvenir from Japan right?
Next post will be a little wet, dreary but then the best part is we went to Disney Sea!
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