Our second last day in Japan, is our play day. Of all days, it rains on the day we plan to visit Disney Sea. That did not stop us from going any how, remembering the time it rained when we visited Universal Studios in Singapore… it wasn’t so bad. Okay well we probably did not go on as many rides as we wanted but it was still fun going around the park, in our over priced Disney ponchos.
First off, some real food to fill our tummies so we didn’t have to spend a yen on food at Disney Sea (first time we succeeded!)
I had spotted a branch of a sushi franchise, (the name, I’ve forgotten) located just near our hotel so I wanted to try it out. It wasn’t anything great compared to the other sushis we’ve had so far, a little disappointing actually, it somehow reminded me of the cheap sushi we get back in Australia… fortunately we ordered some otoro and that made things a little better ;P
We began our long train ride to Disney Sea. We chose Disney Sea because, well I’ve been to both Disney Sea and Disney Land Tokyo before and found Disney Sea to be the better one. It was different to any other Disney theme parks so instead of visiting 2, we visited 1… and save the other for another trip. Our second Disney theme park together! (after Hong Kong).
When planning our hotels, we were so tempted to stay in the Disney hotel for the full experience but couldn’t justify the $300-400/room rate and it booked out so quickly anyway because of school holidays I assume. We figured we might save this experience for when we visit Disney in California!
One thing which I love about Disney Sea is the rustic European characteristics of the park, it really feels like you’ve been transported to a different place. The first time I visited Disney Sea, none of us had a usable camera (all our camera batteries were dead), I only relied on my film camera… so very limited shots. So this time I made sure cameras were charged and tried to to take as many photos as I can… though I admit that the rain did not help one bit.
This is why we refuse to ask people to take photos for us, but… the theme park person offered..
There it is! Okay the other reason why I love Disney Sea… because of Mermaid Lagoon! #littlemermaidfangirl
Can’t remember what ride we just came out on, but this was the aftermath.
We queued over an hour for this ride, may seem a little bit kiddy but it was a fun shooting game
It was around 10PM when we got back to Tokyo station, tummies still in need of a feed and we remembered reading there being a “Tokyo Ramen Street” near Tokyo station and the tsukemen there is awesome. We were surprised to find that said ‘street’ was actually a row of shops within the station, featuring several well known ramen chains. There is also Tokyo Character street where you’ll find stores selling merchandise of popular cartoon characters, too bad we were a bit late because they close around 10.
The one with the longest queue was Rokurinsha, which is the one we wanted to try. After spending so much time queuing during our trip, it didn’t seem so painful.. because queues move rather quickly for food places. People eat, and go.
Apparently this is the popular choice so we went with that
Really big serving! I could only just finish the bowl to myself. It was different way of eating, as you dip the ramen into the thick soup for flavour and then *slurp*. It was so flavourful! I have yet to find some good tsukemen in Sydney!
Definitely would love to go back there again, and maybe check out the other ramen shops there. It was pretty late by the time we got back to our hotel and we had to set our alarms to 4:30AM to make it to Tsukiji Market before 6AM.. another mouth watering post ahead! #bestsushiintheworld
Come back shortly!