Monday, August 31, 2015
Japan Trip 2015 - Tokyo - Day 8 - Airport Limousine Bus (From Shinjuku To Haneda International Airport)
Finally, we were ready to go back our hotel to collect our luggages (we checked out by 11 am and left our luggages with the reception as our flight was around midnight). We need to take the airport limousine from Keio Plaza Hotel to Haneda International Airport. We managed to buy our bus ticket the day before. It was very easy to purchase the bus ticket. We bought it from Keio Plaza Hotel Lobby. The hotel staff will make reservation for the bus seats on the time that we wanted. Then we just walked over to the ticket machine (the staff will show you) to purchase the bus ticket. The bus timing schedule at Keio Plaza Hotel. The bus reservation receipt (printed by the hotel staff). The bus tickets issued when we paid at the machine in the hotel. Keep the tickets with you till you reach the airport. The bus staff will tear a portion of the ticket. The ride from the hotel to Haneda International Airport is about 1 hour. For those taking the airport limousine bus from Shinjuku Train Station, there's a ticket office on the ground level of the station facing the road.This is the same spot to take the bus too (infront of the ticket office). While waiting for the bus to arrive, we browse a mini exhibition of antiques in the hotel lobby. They were so beautiful. The hotel is indeed very beautiful, too bad we could not stay at this hotel cause we could not get any cheap promotion price.
Friday, August 28, 2015
After a long day out, we finally made our way back to Shinjuku for dinner and last minute shopping. Found 100 yen shop near our hotel, hope I marked the location correctly. The most important food product that I must bring back to Singapore must be the banana cake. As it has a short expiry date of about one week, I decided to buy at the very last minute. Tried to find the banana cake at Takashimaya but surprising they dont sell. :( So on the information given by the salesgirl, I headed to Odakyu and managed to get the banana cake. Yipee, it tasted so good and delicious, no regret buying. We can also get the banana cake from the airport but prefer to get them in Shinjuku incase I could not find at the airport. Make a wise choice cause it leaves us plenty of times to shop in the airport for other stuff hahaha. The banana cake comes in 8 or 12 pieces in a box and comes in different flavour. I prefer the original banana cake. The original banana cake costs 1029 yen for 8 pieces in a box and 1080 yen for 8 pieces in a box for the strawberry flavour.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
We visited Ginza. Ginza is a bit boring for me. Ginza is lined up with lots of malls and is known as a flamboyant district for sophisticated adults. After spending less than an hour here, I decided to hop to Shibuya. Shibuya is catered mainly to youngsters. Sibuya is famous for the scramble crossing infront of Shibuya Station. Of course, I found myself crossing the famous junction hahaha. As it was a Sunday, it was difficult to find a nice place to sit and watch the people crossing, all the good spots were taken and cafes and restaurants with good view were full. I managed to find a spot above Shibuya Station but part of it was blocked by trees. Video of the famous Shibuya Crossing infront of Shibuya Station.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Our next stop is Tokyo Skytree. It is like a little town in here. I love this place much. The skytree tower is the tallest freestanding broadcasting tower in the world measuring 634 m in height. It has two observation decks on 350 and 450 meters above ground. Inside the tower were lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, etc. First was to take the train to Oshiage Station where the skytree is located. The place is really clean and nice place to take a walk along the canal. It was a cloudy day with threathening rain. Really cool weather. I did not go up the observation tower as I had tinnitus, already felt my ear blocked from the morning visit to the metropolitan tower on the 45th floor hahaha. The ticket does not costs much is about 2000 yen for adult. What interests me was the many shops and the supermarket sold many fresh and beautiful vegetables, I could spend the whole day here. Surprised the vegetables were not expensive. There's a bakery that sold very nice bread. They were quickly sold out and replenished by the bakers. They baked on site. We managed to get fresh hot bread and they were very soft. We headed to the food court for our lunch. There's a water station where you can have free water. They even have table cloth for you to clean the table. After our meal, we need to clear the tray on our own and separate the recyclables. I had the chinese meal - sweet and sour prawns with egg soup. Hubby had the burger set with rice. After lunch, we continued our shopping in here. After a satisfying trip here, we decided to visit Nakamise Shoppping Street again in Asakusa to get more souvenirs. It was only two stations away.