Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Walking around Ikebukuro and Harajuku (First day)

After checked in to my Hotel in Ikebukuro, it was already 1 pm. Ah I feel like I've spent a lot of time at the station and to find the Hotel, lol. I decided to take a walk and look for any foods because my siblings were starving. ck

When walking, we found seven eleven and I was craving for something sweet, so I immediately went inside to buy some snacks, haha. I bought few kit kats and pocky, hehe I love Kit Kat so much~! (๑´ㅂ`๑)♡

There are a lot of snacks in there, but I can not linger too long because my siblings wanted to eat. When you travel with other people, your desire isn't a priority lol.

I bought pocky grand chocolate and the chocolate tastes so good because it is very thick. Hehe, my first snack in Japan! (ᵄ̴̶̷́ॢ ˙̮ ᵄ̴̶̷̀∗ॢ)·₊♡

When walking and looking for a restaurant I see a lot of vending machines, it seems like every few meters there must be a vending machine, lol. I love to use them because it is very easy and fast!

And I realised Japan is very friendly for pedestrian, I walked with ease while eating my pocky and look around along the way, there is no pollution or vehicles passing wildly like in Jakarta, really fun!

We walked and came to a crosswalk near the BIC CAMERA, and finally we found a ramen restaurant! ( ॣᵅัロᵅั ॣ)ᵎᵎᵎ♡

I was very happy because one of my list of foods to try in japan it's ramen! And it's very easy to order, using the machine. All I need to do is enter the money and pressing the food I want. And then there will be out a piece of paper with my order. 

When I came into the restaurant I was very hungry and couldn't wait to try the ramen. The workers were friendly and welcomed us with enthusiasm. I also spot a group of ikemen (LOL) at the corner but I didn't take a photo of them la, haha! (º﹃º)ෆ⃛ೄ

One of the workers came to me and speak Japanese, I guess he thought I'm Japanese. then I gave my order and he asked if I join a table with my sister? I just replied, "Hai". then he asked me again and this time I didn't understand .. OMG HAHAHA, I answered "Gomenasai, Nihonjin wa Janai", then he was surprised and spoke little english, wow I didn't expect that because my friend said very few Japanese people who can speak English, haha. (● ˃̶͈̀ロ˂̶͈́)੭ु⁾⁾

And this is my Ramen! Spicy Ramen with minced meat and miso soup base. I also ordered extra eggs topping and it was yummy! I know I know it looks very tasty rite? /slapped

This Ramen cost around 850 yen

After relaxing for a moment and fill our bellies with delicious food, I remembered there's one item I need to buy when I arrive in Japan, Wifi MMC!

Because I only bring my camera, I cant use the photos I snap at the camera directly. With wifi mmc, I can simply connect my iphone to the camera and take the photos quickly and upload it on instagram LOL.

We walked to BIC Camera to look around and buy a wifi mmc. Bic camera sells a lot of electronics, cameras, mobile phones and also their accessories. 

I asked if there is Wifi Mmc and the worker there told me to go up to the 2nd floor, because the 1st floor specifically for mobile phones and accessories. I've asked my friend about the price of the MMC, so I already saving money for it, hehe. It's around 8500¥ (after tax) which I still think it's expensiveee until now, lol.

I got the Toshiba one with 32GB capacity size, I asked one staff to help me set the connection between my Camera and my iphone. She's very kind and patient despite failing numerous times with the set up, I feel very nervous but happy because she was succeed!

After I managed to use the wifi mmc, I immediately take pictures and upload them to instagram hahahahha. maybe this photo looks familiar? LOL (⁎⁍̴̛ᴗ⁍̴̛⁎)

I still want to have a look at Bic Camera, there're a lot of interesting stuffs, but we had to walk immediately because it was already 3 / 5pm. I wanted to visit Kit Kat Chocolatory that only exist in Japan. The flavours there is specially made, different and unique, more tastier? Since Kit Kat is my favourite, I definitely can't skip this. hahaahah ( ๑˃̶ ॣꇴ ॣ˂̶)♪⁺·✧

The store is located at the basement of Seibu department store, the Kit-kat price is more expensive than regular Kit Kat. There're Matcha Sakura flavour, Cream Cheese and Chili, ah I hope there's more flavour but in fact only 3 flavours to try.

The basement at Seibu sells a lot of foods, cakes and sweets, I almost turn crazy as I passes through the shops, I think I'd buy all of them. However I just bought some sweets because I was going for a walk, bring a lot of stuff wont be fun, lol. 

See all the cakes look so tempting, hahhaha

My sister and I really wanted to visit Otome Road in Ikebukuro and its located near  Sunshine City. I had to walk a few miles away from Seibu to get there and it's not far IMO. Initially, I wanted to visit Neko Cafe on my first day in Japan because it's near Sunshine, but it seems can't cos I still want to visit Harajuku after this.

(continue to part 2)


Sarah Barker said...

SO many amazing pictures! It makes me want to jump on a plane and leave for Japan now. Especially since I live in such a small town. >.<

My favorite picture is of the Ramen. It's looks so far an above any American Ramen I've eaten.


imaginarymi said...

The cake look so yummy, but I was wondering halal or not? :/


keemji said...

So that's what it's called. I've been telling my friends about the gadget which you can use to transfer photos directly from your camera... Can't wait for part 2! More Japan posts.

I love your outfit btw.

Hanie Kuar said...

You're making me hungry with those food pics! :3


Miharu Julie said...

Semuanya makanan manis ughhh =3=)
Comi kawaii banget ya <3 *cium*

Churi chan said...

Awesome! Looks like you have an awesome trip :D

Chloe said...

I haven't been to Ikebukuro but that Kit Kat place how did I miss it? ;A; I miss the green tea and sakura flavoured Kit Kats there...


Little.glutton said...

Woww~ ♡♡
Can I connect this kind of WiFi from my camera directly to my Samsung s4? It's not only work on iphone right?
Really100x appreciate your reply
Thxx~ ♡☆

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