After a tiring day around Mt Fuji, my family and I decided to visit Odaiba. I wanted to have dinner in Baratie, the One Piece themed restaurant located at the 7th floor of Fuji TV station. Also, as an anime fan, of course I can't miss seeing the life-size Gundam robot in Diver City Tokyo Plaza mall. We decided to look around and see the Gundam robot first before heading to dinner. We also decided to shop a little in the mall. It was already around 7:30PM when we arrived at the base of Fuji TV station. I was confused as to why the escalators are all going down (there were two escalators and both are going down. None are going up). When I asked the receptionist, I was told Baratie is already closed for the day. They allow guests to enter only until 7PM and last order is 7:30PM. It was exactly 7:31PM when he looked at his watch. Damn!
We ended up eating in McDonald's instead. Wow. You go to Japan to eat in a fast food restaurant. I was annoyed because I really wanted to see Baratie but we were late. Anyway, food in McDonald's Japan is different than McDonald's Philippines so it was okay.
After that mishap we decided to head back to our hotel. It is located within the Shinjuku area so we are blessed to see the bustling and bright night scenery of the area everyday. Shinjuku is a shopping district by the way and there clusters of malls around. You will never run out of places to shop.
I have never been to a Laduree shop though we already have one in the Philippines. Because the interiors are so cute, we decided to grab a late night dessert before walking to our hotel. I am not a huge fan of macarons and I have to say I don't understand the hype with Laduree. Yes, the interior are cute and they have a wide variety of flavors to choose from - most of which are unique to the store (like the mango jasmine macaron I ordered). I don't think the macarons are extraordinary and I don't think I will ever buy a macaron from them again (also because they are expensive). It might just be me but I am not a fan.
Yes, I love One Piece and I love Gundam Wing (the only Gundam franchise I watched).