Nov 28, 2013

Postcard from Tokyo #1


On the last evening in Kyoto, we had some dinner at a bakery shop (the only one that was open at night), while waiting for our bus to Tokyo. If I was not wrong, the bus supposed to be around 10 pm. So after we finished our dinner, we were looking for the gate (though it was still 2 hours to the departure time). Our predictions were right, the bus gate was far at the back and the back side of Kyoto station was pretty crowded. We were looking for directions to the Willer bus. The only word we'd like to see that night was 'WILLER BUS', but we found it no where. We started to get panic because it was 30 minutes to the departure time and we still haven't find the way. Long story short, we found one direction that asked us to go around 3 blocks straight to get to our Willer bus. Seems like Willer bus is not officially cooperated with Kyoto station, so you won't find the Willer bus at Kyoto station. We walk through the cold night and was in total panic, we must not miss our bus or else we need to pay for another 3,800 yen. We finally found our bus and our seats and gone sleeping right away.

Woke up with the help of the chaperone after he said 'Tokyo station' for multiple of times. That means we were arriving to the last stop in Tokyo and we were already in Tokyo! It was very early in the morning, our eyelids were still sticking. It was hard to wake up in that kind of weather. We hopped off the bus and I was freezed within seconds. It was too damn cold and I was only wearing a denim jacket, I never thought Tokyo in the morning (in spring!) would be that cold. We went to the Tokyo station, looked for directions to go to Asakusa. The station was crowded, because it was a weekday. Just like in Osaka, I saw students in their iconic uniform (the ones you see in Sailor Moon movie) and salarymen in their black suits. The hardest thing to do that morning was to drag our suitcases all the way in the station, because it was sooooo crowded.

It was pretty easy to find our hostel called Nui, a very nice looking hostel located in Asakusa (highly recommended). Since the check in time is at 3 pm and it was early early early in the morning, so we left our suitcases and used the bathroom to wash our faces and got refreshed a bit (and still in a total sleepiness). We then had curry rice for breakfast near the hostel. It was my first time ordering meals with vending machine ahahaha quite confused with the kanji since I can only read hiragana and katakana. After that we went to Sensōji (which you can reach by walking from Nui) and walk around the temple. It was crowded because it is Saturday but I like it a lot! After walking around for sometime, we couldn't handle the situation that we were so tired and sleepy. We were looking for Starbucks but it was quite far so we end up having coffee at this little cafe called Fujita. It was a brilliant idea, though the coffee wasn't that good, but the owner was so kind and the customers that morning were grandmas who were also very kind to tourists like us. How I really love Japan and their kindness.

R slept at Fujita cafe (he can sleep everywhere fyi) while I was taking pictures of the cafe and the people walking outside. We then continued our day by walking around Sensōji, had some street foods (they were all looking tasty), watched some street performances, we really had a good day. Saturday morning is a great time to feel the local atmosphere.

After that, we decided to meet my friend, Sanae, whom I met last year during my trip in Korea. We met at Shinjuku and had some crepes. Sanae then helped us to buy the ticket for Fujiko Fujio. You can buy the ticket at the vending machine in Lawson, but the language is Japanese and everything is mostly in kanji. I really thank God that I met Sanae, because apparently there were some data like phone number and address to get the ticket. How am I suppose to know that the machine was asking me for phone numbers if I don't understand the language? Hahaha. With Sanae's help we got the Fujiko Fujio ticket for Sunday at 5 pm. Yay! We went back to the hostel to take a bath and sleep for like an hour (I really couldn't help my sleepy eyes). Oh Nui's dorm room is very neat and clean, the best dorm room during my trip across Osaka and Kyoto. By the time I got into my room (I was in the female from with 6 people in it), there was no one in the room ahaha so no one captured my awkwardness and tackiness. We went walking around Sumida river on the evening and made our way to Shibuya. Too bad my camera battery were dead *cry*








































Above is a picture of the famous Shibuya crossing! We went back and forth for like 5 times hahahah it was so crowded, people were rushing in different directions. Shibuya is like the center of all street styles in Tokyo, my eyes were busy capturing the memories of what were they wearing on the streets (they're like popping off from magazines). Can't help the coolness!

I'll continue my Tokyo story in the next post, see you ;)

5 comments:

  1. naaaahhh.. gitu dong, fotonya banyak, jd kan puas liatnya :D

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    1. Hahaha iya ini fotonya setengah di Tokyo masuk blog post ini semua :D

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  2. aaa.... asyik bangeett kak <3 lucu ya dekor cafenyaa <3

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    1. Iya porcelain dollsnya agak creepy tapi bagusss bgt :D

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  3. Hai.. April ini aku juga mau ke Kyoto. Ke Tokyo-nya naik Willer bus juga. Daaaann, bisku baru datang jam 12 malam, hahaha. Bingung dah mau diem dimana sampe jam 12.. hahaha

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