Hello from Tokyo!
This will just be a mini-post to say Konnichiwa! We didn't do anything at all after landing except to grab a dinner of yummy Japanese curry at Shinjuku!
Our flight landed at 1pm Tokyo time, then we had to sit on a (very expensive) train into Tokyo itself, which took 1.5hrs. Then... we got lost among the train system. For over another hour O.O
So we only got to our hotel at 5.15pm, at which I promptly conked out for a nap.
And to think I was thinking of slotting in a visit to DisneySea on the first day... hahaha.
Also... it's freaking freezing O.O (it was -2°C!)
Tokyo has lots of different train lines & some are rapid ones, some are subway lines, some are metro lines (yes, apparently there's a difference). So basically I think what happened is that we were circulating for a while on a more major metro line looking for our stop, when in fact we are on a subway line :S
And omg... Tokyo has bloody complicated, sophisticated & cheem toilets (NO JOKE I TOOK 5 MINS TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CLOSE THE DOOR) but their train stations have NO escalators/lifts.
Dragging a suitcase up & down steps is no fun :(
Japanese beer Alaric bought aboard the express train into Tokyo.
He says it tastes just like Tiger Beer.
But not proper snow :(
Seemed more like rain, but I guess at least it doesn't wet you as much.
(After we got to the hotel I changed & bundled up in as many layers as I could haha)
Didn't see much within the vicinity of the Shinjuku metro station except a 4-story Uniqlo... Had a look but they had nothing that isn't available in Singapore. And we were actually refused by quite a few Japanese restaurants because they were completely full O.O I mean, that like... never happens in Singapore right? Guess all the people in Tokyo like to eat out on Friday night!
Oh & we noticed that a lot of Japanese men eat alone!
Most Singaporeans seem quite self-conscious about eating alone.
And... they EAT DAMN FAST OK.
I was totally like "Omg the Japanese are gonna hate me because I eat damn slowly!" -> hence decreasing the turnover in their restaurants, which is very chop-chop eat & leave in 30mins.
Anyway I'm super tired; we're probably going to visit Shibuya (shopping district) tomorrow!
I hope the weather gets warmer soon or DisneyLand + DisneySea is going to be rather painful.
And I totally wanna go to a cat cafe! But I just Googled it, it seems damn expensive... 10USD for 15minutes in the cafe, excluding food & drinks. And you can't pick up or wake up the cats O.O
Wahlewz. Might as well call it a cat zoo if I can only look at them!