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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Day Eight (April 8th~ Tokyo)

Sorry for the long time i took to update.

Enjoy the pictures!

I'm ready and waiting for the rest!

We're forever lazing around, btw, the futons are really sofy and comfy.


Yummy Gyozas for breakfast!!

Ramen and Garlic fried rice at a chinese restaurant in Ikebukuro.
I realised that Ramen in Japan is really rich in flavour!

In the JR train, on the way to Shibuya!!

Shibuya is a city filled with people and sky scrapers.
A really busy shopping area.

The statue of Hachiko.
A touching story lies behind this statue:

Chu-ken Hachiko (lit. the faithful dog Hachiko) was born in Akita in 1923 and was first brought to Tokyo in 1924. He and his owner, Mr. Eisaburo Uyeno, were inseparable friends right from the start. Each day "Hachi" would accompany Eisaburo, a professor at the Imperial University, to the train station when he left for work. Upon returning, the professor would find the dog patiently waiting, tail wagging. This happy routine continued until one fateful day in 1925, when the professor was taken ill on the job and unfortunately died before he could return home.

Despite the fact that Hachiko was less than two years old at the time, the bond between dog and owner was strong. Hachiko continued to wait each day at Shibuya station for a friend who was never coming back. At times, he wouldn't return home for days at a stretch.

The Akita became a familiar sight to commuters as he kept his vigil for over ten years. On March 8, 1935, Hachiko finally went to meet his master. He died on the very same spot he last saw his friend alive.

This isn't a real train, its in fact a waiting area for people to sit and hang around.
Its just opposite Hachiko!

Very busy street.

Shibuya Central Town

A Ramen Shop

Pretty, dazzling cell phones! *i can't get enough of them*

Big Fries behind me!

Mega sized Coke!

KUJIRAYA, whale restaurant.
This place specialises in whale sashimi, whale steak and whale cooked in many styles!

Entrance to Shibuya 109.
Very famous shopping mall, it looks a little and feels like Singapore's Far East Plaza but the prices of merchandise here are much higher.

A pretty salesgirl in 109.
In fact, there are many pretty girls in 109, working and shopping.
They are mostly beautifully tanned with huge, bouncy curls, great skin, very big eyes with superb dress sense.

Inside Shibuya 109.

Famous Shibuya busy cross junction.

Shibuya 109 from afar.

and guess what?
They also have 109 for men!

Insidee 109 for men.
The guys are so stylo and good looking.

The Suit Company, a retailer that sells working shirts, pants, shoes, belts etc.
I guess guys would love this shop, i see many shirts with nice colours and pants with nice cutting here.
Hope it will come its way to our sunny shores soon.
It's not a Japanese company though.
It reminds me very much of Zara.

Uniqlo is scattered everywhere in Japan.
It's like Singapore's Giordano, selling all basics, but very nice, simple and cheap.

Back at Harajuku, with the cosplayers who gather here (near Meiji Bridge) every sunday.

Kaiten Sushi.
I feel that every tourist should at least dine here once when you're in Japan.
It serves great, fresh and resaonably priced sushi on a conveyor belt.

We waited around 20 mins for our seats.

Some plates of sushi costs only 115yen or 100yen.

I love TORO! It's the fatty part of tuna, it's certainly much better than Maguro!

Yummy crab soup!

This caramel ice cream is WONDERFUL!!!

All conquered by us!

Soft Bank, a well known phone company in Japan.

How i wish they were mine.

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