Twilight Singapore in Tokyo: Day 4
Day 4 was eventful. We set out to do some sight-seeing.
Itinerary: Asakusa – Sensoji Temple & Check out Fortune Cats, Ginza – Swarovski Flagship Store for the Crystal Forest, Imperial Palace, Ueno, Dinner with Evelyn in Jiyu-gaoka.
PICTURE TIME! Errr… Before we post the rest of our pictures, we’ll cut to the chase cause we met this CUTE GUY.
We met Taylor at the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. Maria was checking out some fortune cats on a window display of a souvenir shop. Then she noticed a video camera on the outside of the shop window, directed at her. Then she looked up and saw Taylor with 2 friends and his dad. Straightaway, she called me, “Aishah! It’s Taylor!”, while pointing outside the shop. I was flabbergasted. This cannot be happening AGAIN. (But I was THANKFUL -thankyouthankyouthankyou! that it did. ) He recognized us from the airport and he was so friendly and chatted with us a bit. We gave him a gift that is a traditional Japanese gift to wish the receiver Happiness, Fortune and Luck. HEEEE…
Honestly, we had no idea that he will be there. We are NOT stalking him cause our itinerary for Day 4 was already packed with touristy stuff. NO TIME FOR STALKING. SERIOUSLY.
Ok now, here’s our pictures of what we did for Day 4.
Sensoji Temple at Asakusa
It is Tokyo’s oldest temple with more than 1,300 years of history behind it. It has dozens of souvenirs shops lining the street between the temple and the giant Kaminarimon lantern. (We copied and pasted this info from the Subway pamphlet. )
A shopper’s haven that looks like 5th Avenue in New York. Even the shops are almost similar.
The Swarovski Flagship Store with the crystal forest and crystal fountain (We were not allowed to take pictures inside.) Maria die-die (determined) wanted to come here.
For the upcoming Girls’ Day Festival in Japan on March 3rd, usually the Japanese would display set of hina dolls and household items, wishing girls healthy growth and happiness.
Bus with A LOT of TVs. I was just in awe…. How can they fit all those TVs on the side of the bus?
I sooooooo LOVE the lights and the reflection of the city skyline on the Imperial Palace moat. AHH!! I saw a MOAT! My FIRST MOAT!
Er… We cancelled Ueno coz it was already too dark and we had to meet Evelyn for din-din.
Dinner with Evelyn at Jiyu-gaoka
This restaurant specialises in freshly made tofu. We had one that had a creamy texture that tasted like cream cheese. YUMMY and NICE. We were stuffed and burped all the way home. NO LAAA… We’re ladies you know…
Recommended Midnight Snacks for those who ever come here (Clockwise)
Yoguruto, YUZU Juice, Lemon and Honey Sweet (Good for sore throat), Teh Tarik (Milk Tea) in a bottle (SEDAP! Buy 1 for each day!), Hokkaido Cheese Cake, Peanut Butter Sandwich and.. beeru!
While on the train home.. We found THIS!
Twilight is in JAPAN!
That’s all for today and tomorrow will be an exciting day! It’s 3.00 am now and we’re gonna sleep. Look out for our DAY 5 post, ok?
AISHAH & MARIA.