The first agenda of Day 5 was visiting Tokyo Dome, a 55000-seat baseball stadium in Tokyo. It’s linked with Tokyo Dome City, a huge amusement park and LaQua a commercial center with a huge spa, shops and cafeterias.
There were flowers everywhere at the exit of the station nearest to Tokyo Dome.
This is how it looks like. I couldn’t find a proper spot to capture the whole building that time.
The crazy roller coaster ride. Would you dare take a ride?
Look at the tiles! I want to believe that Ai Otsuka sang at that spot in Tokyo Friends
The huge ferris wheel at Tokyo Dome City. Mind you, both ferris wheel and rollercoaster aren’t sitting on ground. They are on top of a building! Which makes riding either one scarier.
Somewhere around LaQua. They’ve got shops and cafeterias.
After camwhoring around Tokyo Dome, we took a subway train to Ameyoko market
, the place to go to get Japanese snacks and candies. It’s basically a market.
A temple in between stalls.
There wasn’t much there. We doubted whether the food and snacks there were halal, so we didn’t spend much time there.
The Kaminarimon Gate. You can see this in the earlier episodes of Mr. Brain
Then we met Oiyour
(who is 182cm, tinggi gila ok!), Reza’s friend from Alam Shah who is studying in Hachiouji, our tour guide and photographer of the day! That’s Nakamise dori
, a place where you can get buah tangan from Japan. There are stalls selling fans, kimonos, key chains, fridge magnets, postcards and such.
Inside the temple. There were traditional slots for coins. A wishing well, maybe? Was dark inside, with lot of people were praying inside the temple.
We then walked towards this big river, near the spot where people watch Sakura blossom during spring. Before reaching the spot, we stopped by this restaurant to have sushi.
So FRESH and FAT. You don’t see sushi like these in Malaysia! I had nine plates. Or more. If I could tapau these and feed you guys, I would.
I think this is the Sumida river. There are cruise boats along the way.
Should be great to be able to cruise at night!
You can get electronics and toys here at a low price. Iylia and Aishah bought Swatch watches at the fraction of the retail price. A shopping haven for gadgets, Gundam and figurine collectors. It’s very lively here, you’d see girls dressed up like maids, passing brochures and inviting passerbys to their Maid Cafes
. Inside these cafes, the waitresses are dressed like those you see in mangas. Watch this video
Oiyour then brought us to this halal kebab restaurant. The each had one.
We took a train via the Yamanote Line
toYurakucho. We wanted to go to Imperial Palace
. I wanted to go to Imperial Palace. We had to pass Marunouchi first.
. The business district. Where people are well-dressed and the buildings are super posh.
How cool is this? Tall offices and luxury boutiques everywhere.
Even the fire extinguisher looked like it was made of silver!
It’s super pretty at night.
We only reached the bridge at the bottom and right side of this picture. That place is unbelievably huge!
At the end of the day, we only got to see the Imperial Palace from a distance, no good photos by then. My camera died. We took pictures of us jumping near this river with Oiyour’s camera. Then got the chance to walk on the green grasses (I took my flats off) near this Kusunoki Masashige’
s statue. It was already dark and Reza was about to arrive at our last destination, so we had to go.
I will continue this post once I’ve gotten the pictures of the final destination of the day, Ebisu Garden
. Sounds familiar? Because it’s THE place where Makino met (and later married) Domyouji in Hana Yori Dango
in the live action series 🙂