mandag den 20. april 2015

Tokyo Day 3: Exploring Ueno

Starting the day of in our usual manner with a couple of these drinks :D
This day we went to Ueno Park to visit the zoo, and after that we walked to Ameyayokocho for some shopping.

The weather was really nice in Tokyo! Much warmer than in Copenhagen :o

We arrived at Ueno station, and went to a little food court just inside the park. Just from entering that, it was easy to see, what the main attraction of the zoo was. The pandas!

I got the cutest (and most delicious) panda curry. It was surprisingly yummy :)

Loooots of pandas :)

We then entered the zoo, but the pandas were asleep, and no fun at all :/

We walked around the zoo to look at the other cute animals. But the animals were not the only cute things that day. There were SO many small cute Japanese children. So adorable :)))

We also saw some red pandas. My favorite! They are super super cute :)

Fishies and turtles :)

After walking around for a couple of hours, we started to get really tired. Stopped for some ice cream to regain some energy, but it didn't work. We probably only walked through half the zoo, but decided to leave anyways.

On our way out though, the pandas had woken up. So cute :D

As I just mentioned, we were really tired at this point, but decided to walk around a bit to find some food. 

And we stumbled upon an amazing shopping area called Ameyayokocho! Hua especially loved this place :D

To our dismay, it started raining for the first time on our trip! :o so we hid up in different stores :)

We went for lunch in a ramen restaurant, but forgot to take pics! After shopping we went back to our apartment, since it was getting pretty late in the afternoon. 

For dinner, we made food ourselves! Our airbnb came with a tiny kitchen, so we decided to go to the supermarket. 

We walked through a lot go tiny streets to get to the supermarket, and I loved it! It was so cool to see :)

And our dinner! There was no table in the apartment, so we had to eat on the floor. But it was a delicious meal :)

Lots of delicious mushrooms and veggies with beef :D

See you in the next one! :)

torsdag den 16. april 2015

Tokyo Day 2: My first birthday abroad!

I'm about 5 months late with this post hahaha. But here it is; my birthday celebration in Tokyo!

Since it was my birthday, I got to decide what to do hehe. So off to Harajuku we go!
This day we walked about 20 minutes to get to the metro station, instead of taking the bus. Just to try something different :)

But I loved the walk! Got to explore and see how people actually live in Tokyo :D Aaah those small things ;') Makes me happy!

There was this beautiful creek (?) running through with small fishies, and a lot of nice flowers :)

And we also saw this birdie :D hehe

We arrived at Harajuku in the morning around 9AM, so got some coffee :)

And we had breakfast at a cafe. I don't remember the name right now, but it's a big chain, and they have shops all over Tokyo. 

After breakfast we went to Meiji-Jingu! We tried to find it the last time we were in Tokyo, but failed haha. And when we saw how easy it was to find this time, we felt a bit stupid haha. :p

At the entrance to the park

Lots of sake!!

I though it was really cool seeing all the different designs of the sake barrels :D

And it was so nice to visit the temple. It was an extremely beautiful place!

Rinsing before entering temple grounds

Derp face haha

After walking around the temple area for quite some time, it was time for lunch. We found a restaurant in Harajuku.

My happy face in Japan hehe

I got noodles. Chinese style, I'm pretty sure

Hua's dish. Looking back, we probably should have chosen a different place, cause the food was just so-so. But you can't be lucky each time, right?

We then walked to Shibuya to shop a bit, and Hua bought me a birthday cake :D So we went back to our room to eat and relax a bit :)

23 :D

The cake was really yummy! And I felt really thankful to be able to celebrate my birthday in Tokyo!

For dinner we went for yakiniku! 
On our way to Ikebukuro

I love yakiniku so much, and is probably one of the foods (besides ramen) I miss the most. 

Just look at all that delicious meat!

We purchased a 'set', where you pay a certain amount, and then you can order as much as you want of the meat and veggies. And we got salad too.

That is the face of a very happy birthday girl! :D

So good!!

And that wraps up this post! :D

See you in the next one!