The Japanese metro. Most stations have gates
Almost all subways are nicely ventilated and are very clean. You are not allowed to eat or drink on the subway! There are posters about it. I thought this subway was funny because there’s a fan on top of the ceiling..
The next station and other details about the station are translated in English and very clear
Outside of Shinjuku Station!
These vending machines are everywhere! Even in neighbourhoods outside of homes.
Here’s one expensive department store. There are several throughout Tokyo.
Just walking around Shinjuku Station.
Heading to the downstairs food department (depachika) in Keio department store
Abundant desserts! All nicely presented
Forget regular nigiri pieces, look at those sushi balls!
Huge variety of bento boxes. So colourful and delicious looking!
Ouu sushi logs! So much easier to eat. I don’t have to pull out chopsticks and pick up pieces of sushi
I needed some sugar so I got this light lime flavoured mousse cake. Everything you buy at these depachikas are packaged nicely. If your food is cool, they will add a cool gel packet to make sure it stays cool during your trip home!
The fruits are just beautiful! I guess its how they’re being presented too
I swear they make the cantaloupes look so nice with their perfect looking stems
These bento boxes have this shiny glaze that makes them look perfectly.. fake! It’s also super pricey. This one here is roughly 38,000 yen which is equivalent to $369 Canadian dollars O___O
Anime used for advertisements
You can get from one part of the subway to the next
Shibuya crossing in front of Shibuya 109. Shibuya 109 is popular among teenagers. They sell a lot of brands that caters to them. A lot are expensive as well.
Just walking around the area and spotted a cute teddy bear on top of this building!
I thought this restaurant had a cool sushi display 🙂
Finally found an arcade!
Purikura Machines! Popular among young Japanese people. A guy cannot be in one by himself. He must be accompanied by another person. I hear this is to protect the clientele which is primarily girls.
Made some new Japanese friends 🙂
Here’s a close up of how these pictures look like. Purikura machines make your skin look flawless and your eyes bigger. I didn’t didn’t even wear blush but the machine added it =d
Heading to my first hostel. On the way I just stopped by another food department.
I bought this sushi log when I was at the Keio food department and this is how the packaged it! See how they added a cool gel packet to keep the sushi fresh?
I also bought this delicious bento at the food department store 🙂
Leaving the hostel to get a taxi to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Check out this sushi origami at the receptionist desk at the hostel 🙂
I headed to the Tsukiji fish market at 4 a.m only to find out that it was closed! Funny because I spoke to the receptionist and he didn’t tell me it was closed. When I got to the fish market, I was looking for Sushi Dai, a very popular sushi place and I just couldn’t find it. A local tried to help me but she didn’t even know that the market was closed either! I eventually found out because another girl was looking for it and was just told that the markets closed some Wednesdays -_- Very disappointed 😦 I’ve read reviews but I never came across that important detail…
Right next to the Tsukiji Fish Market
Made a new friend and stopped by for some early morning ramen near Ginza station! First time trying ramen in Japan and it is definitely different. Thicker broth used here.
Look how big the bowl is!!
Walking to Ginza station and had to check the make just to make sure I was on the right path. If you can see, there are taxis in designated areas and they are shown on the map.
Outside of Asukusa station which is the closest station to my hostel.
In Japan they they like to make perfect fake models of their foods to display and advertise.
Sensoji Temple close by to the hostel/station! One of Tokyo’s most colourful and popular temples. After the temple, there is a shopping street over 200m.
The stuff that’s sold at the 711 in. So delicious looking!
On my way to Ginza station from my hostel.
Outside of Ginza station.
Food department store (depachika) in Ginza!
Omg these are so good! I had the cuttlefish one.
Headed to Shinjuku again!
Electronic store in Shinjuku. Electronics are really big here in Japan. I didn’t visit any electronic shop except for this because I wasn’t much interested in it =d
Finally got to Shinjuku Gyoen National Park
Finally got to Sanrio Puroland!!! *-*
The area outside of Keio-Tama Center Station is considered to be Hello Kitty town.
Heading to Tokyo station to take the Japan Rail to Kyoto!
Finally found some Dragon Ball Z stuff! Wish I had the time to get to the Dragon Ball Z museum at J-Tokyo World but there’s always next time 🙂
Heading to Tokyo Ramen Street!
Lining up at Rokurinsha, one of the most popular ramen shops here on Tokyo Ramen Street (Tokyo Station). Line ups are long and there are a lot of business men that come by here.
Inside Rokurinsha. Quite small and busy
The place is so busy that they have a machine for you to put in your order and pay before you take a seat! A lot of busy restaurants uses this method.
Behold, one of the best ramen noodles ever!!
Outside Tokyo station 🙂
On my way to Kyoto!!!