After the lunch, we had to pop back to the hotel straight away as the Limousin bus left the hotel at 3pm for the airport. We had booked the tickets and checked out already. So we just picked up our luggage from the reception at waited outside for the bus.
Farewell Tokyo. I'll be back.
After checking in at Holiday Inn Narita, we popped onto the free shuttle bus to shopping mall from the hotel.
On arrival, we headed to the food court straight away. I was so excited to find the branch of this chained Takoyaki shop. I planned to try it in Ginza yesterday but was so full that day hence gave it a miss. I got to try in today.
Mister Donut again.
After a quick yet nice dinner, We did a bit shopping at Jusco and grabbed some stuff to bring back home.
Today was our last day in Tokyo. A bit sad.
We could see the Tokyo Tower from here.
The steak on the left was Australian and the one on the right is Japanese Wagyu.
The view at the back was fantastic. Even better at night I suppose. We were first served with the Australian steak. The chef cut the steak into cubes effortlessly. They were actually quite tender, the most tender sirloin steak I have had.
Then comes the legendary Kobe beef. What can I say! It's a perfect balance of meat and fat. Every bites were full of oiliness and juiciness. To whoever will ask, yes they melt in the mouth.
The bill came in a total of just under 150,000 ( £100). Expensive, but worth every penny.
Simon got this. I don't remember what it was. I think it's mango ice cream in cream.
On the lower floor are meat and delicatessen.
Wagyu beef again. They enjoy a lifestyle of massages and beer to get those marbles. We would try it on Tepanyaki tomorrow. Can't wait.
Hello Kitty shop.
Manga shops everywhere.
On my itineary, we planned to get to the Namja Town in Sunshine City to visit the Icecream city. Yet we were tired and hungry by this time and decided to give a miss. We realized that we hadn't try sushi on the conveyor belt yet. Therefore, we asked the lady at the information at Sunshine city for a recommendation and direction to the closet one. This was the one she recommended.
Uni (sea urchine) sushi that melt in your mouth instantly, almost as fresh as those in the fish market.
Ikura ( salmon roe) sushi.
Simon fell in love with sushi in Japan.
So full we were now and decided to wander around Ikebukuro before popping back to the hotel. This was the Bic Camera building, a giant electronic store. I like the design of the building with the numbers on the huge "mobile phone" showing the floor directory.
The queue behind us ( a long queue).
My Kobe burger set ( 和風ハンバーグ), 990 yen, excellent value of money. The texture was so soft that it didn't taste like a normal burger.
Served very hot.
Very full now, we were back on the main streets at Ginza and visited the Nissan Gallery.
The Skyline was on display as we walked in. Simon had been waiting for a long time to see and get inside this car. The Skyline had a lot of small little gadgets that are often found in some modern day Japanese cars like the reverse camera, which is a good idea for all those short people that can't see out of the rear window. The Skyline was one of 2 cars in the showroom, so we didn't spend too much time there as the other car was locked up and on a stand. Upstairs was all of Nissan's accessories, range from small models, soft toys, key rings, jackets etc etc etc....the list goes on and on.
Wako department store. The iconic building of Ginza. Ginza's a luxury shopping area with heaps of department stores and designer boutiques. It' more pleasant to do shopping over here at weekends when some of the main streets are close to traffic.
Pictures were not allowed inside unfortunately.
It was actually quite a warm day today. After climbing 8 floors in the Sony building, we fancied some sweet. And I saw Fujiya. Perfect timing.
Ice cream with mix fruits and a cup of syrup to add flavours.
Simon's ice cream. Mouthwatering isn't it?