Tsukiji Market and Ginza : Day 3

We really forced ourselves up to wake up early in the morning just to go to Tsukiji market..

we were thinking.. should we go for the Tuna auction at 5am? but since we came back so late and felt so tired from Disneysea the day before.. we decided to just go to Sushi Dai for brunch.

Actually i wanted to see the Tuna auction so much.. *kyknya seru banget aja gt liat tuna segede gaban dan liat si auctioneer potong2 tuna.nya pake samurai.. berasa si nat geo gt.. haha* If only they dont start the auction so early.. =(

the other thing that made us hesitant to go is they limit the spectator now. only 120 people are allowed to see the auction. and i think they are very strict with it. we were like.. what if we are the 121st person.. so wasted to wake up in the morning then.. huahua..

we reached Tsukiji market about 10.30 in the morning.. the market is still busy and smell very fishy. haha.. *yaiyalahh. namanya juga pasar ikann* we passed by a lot of shops before we reached Sushi Dai..

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and after we passed all this shops by.. finally we reached our brunch place.. i assume below pictures are the place where they are doing their Tuna Auction..

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okay.. so, i have been talking about sushi dai right.. ended up, we never eat at Sushi dai.. haha..

why?? because the queue is freaking longg.. like LONGGGG! and i forgot to take the picture. =(

well.. i already read some blogs that we need to queue 2-3 hrs to eat this Sushi Dai.. they said it’s the cheapest sushi shop over there and it tastes veryyy goodd.. but we dont want to queue that long.. since we already got enough in Disneysea. haha..

i remember that there’s 2 famous sushi restaurant here.. Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi..

so, we just try to stroll around and found that Daiwa sushi queue was not that long. like half of Sushi Dai.. we figured out that Sushi Dai only has 12 seats inside *tepok jidat moment* where Daiwa Sushi have 2 shops.. so, it can fit to 24 people.. without hesitating, we moved queue to Daiwa Sushi.

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*we ordered the set menu*

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*the fatty Tuna, the middle one is the best of all, and secondly is the unagi (below pictures) and the third one is the tamago.. The Tamago have the sweet taste that i never tasted before*
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The sushi pictures was only just half of it.. forgot to take the rest because we are just to concentrate to eat. haha.. *dan gw kepedesan gara2 wasabii.. kepedesan yg sampe ke hidung gt.. haha* you know right that most of sushi restaurant always put their Wasabi between the fish and the rice.. not like in normal restaurant in Singapore / Jakarta whereby they served you 1 different place for the wasabi.. the texture also a little bit different, more diluted than Singapore / Jakarta wasabi..

after we finished eating, we passed by Sushi Dai Q again, and we were very thankful that we moved to Daiwa Sushi.. because the person who already far before us were still in the Q.. it’s like not moving at all. i think we Q-ed for Daiwa Sushi about 45 minutes, and eat there about 25 – 30 minutes..

they said all the sushi bar are nice over there.. not just Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi. just that this 2 sushi place are the cheapest among all.

since Tsukiji market is somewhere near Ginza.. so we decided to just stroll around there first for a while..

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One of the largest shopping malls in Tokyo.. Mitsukoshi.. tried to go inside and saw that they are selling branded goods like YSL, Celine and with some other high end Japanese brand.. since we did not intend to buy anything branded.. we tried to go to their rooftop. which is not bad at all. haha..
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Quite nice right? apparently you can just sit down there and do nothing.. haha..

Ginza is like the Tokyo’s orchard road. but much prettier i guess. haha.. all are shopping malls and branded boutique..

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*cakep2 yaa bunga.nyaa.. macam di new york city gitu berasa.nya. muahahha.. pengen di comot buat voto2.. hihi*SONY DSCohh. and they have 8 storeys of Uniqlo here.. *faint*.. the biggest Uniqlo in Tokyo i think. haha..

well.. it turned out that we spent quite a long while in Ginza.. almost 4 hours there to went in and out the shops.. haha..

since i already made appointment with Thirza *my Uni friend who now reside in Tokyo*, so we quickly went to Shinjuku to meet her..

our legs was still so painful because of Disneysea the day before and the stroll that we took in Ginza. so we decided to went to some random cafe just to rest our legs for a while and do some catch up with thirzaaa.. hehe..

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Shinjuku station was crazyyy.. it is literally a sea of human.. no wonder research said that it’s the second world’s business train station. when we went out from the trains station.. so many girls / guys are singing in front of the the trains station.. my friend said they are there promoting their band almost everyday, selling out their CDs, giving out their flyer and waiting to be spotted by the talent scout. below is AKB 48 wannabe. haha..

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so, after we walked awhile in Shinjuku, we went back to Shibuya to grab our dinner.

i already did research for this restaurant.. bloggers like Lady iron chef said its one of the best Tonkatsu in Tokyo.. so why dont we give it a try? hehe.

Welcome to Maisen (Shibuya) :

Tokyu Department Toyoko Store (West) 9F, 2-24-1 Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-8319, Japan

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This is really hands down the best Tonkatsu that i have ever tasted. muahahha.. The Pork is very tender and juicy inside.. not oily at all and the bread crumbs are crunchy but not hurting your throat.. and the rice.. ahh.. so soft and fluffy.. i can eat this everyday. hahaha.. their specialty is Kurobuta (Black Pork)  cutlet. a must try if you are a Tonkatsu Lover..

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glad to see you there girl! hope to see you again soon! ❤

Ohayou Tokyo! Day 1

Emang holiday itu selalu berasa cepet bngt ya.. ga nyangka 9 hari udah berlalu.. dan waktu.nya kembali ke realita kehidupann.. *noooo!!!*

but before im coming back to reality.. let us relive the trip.. hehe..

We went to Tokyo by Delta Airlines 6 o clock in the morning. *it was the same flight that took me to USA for my school trip 4 years agoo.. ahh.. another good old memories*

Thankfully it was a pleasant flight, and get to reach Tokyo by 2.30 in the afternoon. Since we only booked 7 days of JR pass ticket, we bought a limousine bus ticket to get to the apartment where we stayed for 3 nights in Tokyo.

nothing fancy about the limousine bus.. it’s just a normal bus that will drop you to some hotels. since we are staying in an apartment, we took the bus to the nearest hotel from the apartment.

the bus was our very first encounter with Japan public transport. and it really amazed me they are really on time.. when the ticket said that the bus leaving at 3:15pm. it will really leave on the dot.. *pokok.nya pas jem.nya berubah jadi 3:15, lansung tancap gas tanpa nungguin siapapun.. beneran ga lebay.. haha*

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this limousine bus service cost us 3100 yen/person, which means around 36 SGD. The bus ride took about 90 minutes from the airport to Excel Hotel Tokyu in shibuya area, the nearest hotel from our apartment.

once we reached there, we immediately walked to our apartment. luckily it’s only 10 minute walk from the hotel. *kan cape juga boo jalan sambil narik2 koper. haha*

finally we reached to our lovely apartment named ‘Feel A Shibuya’. we booked this small room from Airbnb, and we loved it so much. it is near shibuya crossing, small but cozy for 4 of us, provided us with portable wifi and all amenities are ready to use.. feels like our own home for that 3 nights. hehe..

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since we reached apartment about 5pm. we quickly go to Ichiran Ramen for dinner because we didn’t want to queue so long.

all bloggers, trip advisors and other social media said that Ichiran Ramen is a must go place when you are in Tokyo / Osaka.. *hits banget deh ceritanya ini tempat.. haha*

from our place to Ichiran, we must across the road via shibuya crossing.

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shibuya crossing is just so happening.. *jadi ini kyk perempatan dimana semua orng bisa nyebrang kemana aja dr perempatan itu. gw ga ngerti deh cara atur traffic.nya gimana.. hahaha.. ohh. btw. di jepang gelap.nya cepet bngt.. kyk jem 6 gt udah gelap bngt*

Ichiran Ramen is just across Tsutaya mall.. it’s one line with 109 Men’s.

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it was only around 6pm, and there was a queue already. luckily it only took us 10-15 waiting time..

since Japan is well know as a vending machine country, this ichiran ramen also require us to order via vending machine.

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so you just insert your notes and coins, and just press whatever that you want to order. after that, the machines will print out 1 small notes that you must show to the waitress later on. after showing the small notes, they will ask you to circle the preference.. like the noodle thickness, how strong the soup that you want, spiciness, etc.

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if you see the red and green light behind my order paper.. it’s the seating arrangement. they only have 2o seats in total. *dan ga ada bangku yg hadap2an donkk. haha.. gw lebih suka makan yg hadapa2an gt.. kyknya lebih enak aja drpd makan sebelah2an kyk gini.. selain bisa ngobrol, bisa icip2 jugaa.. klo kyk gini kan ga bisa yaa.. haha*

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ohh. one funny thing.. we could not see the waitress face here, if you need anything, you just need to press the small button in the middle. and they will come to you. *agak anehh yah rasa.nya klo ngomong ga liat wajah.nyaa*

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they provide us with glass and cold tap water. so practical yaa.. haha.. we dont need to keep asking if we want to refill.

and finally.. the moment we have been waiting for!!

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ohh.. how i love this so so muchh.. *semua ramen enak di singapore lewatt.. ippudo.. santouka.. semua lewatt.. hahaha*

im not a fan of thin noodle.. but this one is really different. its thin but chewy, the soup was perfectly made.. strong but not make you sick of it. and the porkk.. hmmpp.. it’s just so yummyy and tender. all are just perfect in a bowl.. *faint!*

after we had our glorious ramen.. we just stroll around in shibuya and went back to our apartment, we were just so tired because none of us had proper sleep and we need to wake up early for the next day, because Disneysea is waiting for us! hehehe.

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Goodnite from the glasses ‘family’ and Hachiko! ❤ ❤