Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tokyo, Japan (Odaiba and Shinjuku)


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).








25 comments :

  1. Amazing post dear!
    Great pictures. ☺

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  2. As mentioned, Im off to Tokyo next week and really can't wait to explore!


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  3. Such a shame the restaurant was closed for the evening, but nice that you still got to do some shopping and see some other things on the day :)


    Away From The Blue Blog

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  4. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing..
    xx

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  5. Oh, I so want to visit Japan. Thanks for sharing this piece, feels like I've been there too. But definitely, I sure want to visit Japan and see this Gundam Robot and be on that One Piece covered steps before I die. Great pictures, those Macaroons and that shop look so pretty. ♥

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  6. I really hope I can visit Japan one day, it must be absolutely amazing!

    Bella Pummarola

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  7. Amazing photos... very aesthetically appeasing!


    Amber
    All the Cute

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  8. The photos are gorgeous - I'm also not a fan of macarons but those look stunning.

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  9. how lovely is everything!
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  10. I love your photos. There are lot of cool and cute things. Macarons look so really good. *w*
    xoxo, Shiki
    [Beauty and Destroy]

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  11. Love everything about this post! Thank you so much for sharing your expirience! I would love to visit Japan one day :-)
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  12. u are so tempting me with ur travels. Love those macaroons and shopping looks so exciting too.
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  13. Japan is a beautiful place to visit. I love your photos. Kisses!

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  14. It is very beautiful. thanks!

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  15. Haha! Go to Japan! Shopping is amazing in Japan especially if you love cute stuff. There are so many unnecessary cute and useless stuff there that will make you want to buy them. And then you end up regretting because you realize you don't have any need for it.

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  16. Thank you! You will definitely love Japan.

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  17. Yes, Japan is the land of all things cute and unnecessary.

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  18. Thanks! Yeah, I don't get the hype with macarons. They feel like sugared air to me.

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  19. It is an amazing experience. Something that you will never forget.

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  20. You should if you are an anime fan! Too bad we were running out of time and weren't able to visit Akihabara for all things anime!

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  21. I know. It would have been the highlight of my trip because I am a huge fan!

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  22. Wow! Can't wait to see your Tokyo posts!

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