Days in Tokyo – Some more local food before bidding goodbye to Japan

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Lunch is at Yoshinoya in Ikebukuro nearby our hotel. The Gyudon is so much better than the ones I ate in Singapore! The beef is given in ample quantity, thick slices, lots of sauce and sweet onions!

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This is the set that I ordered. Pour the raw egg into the filter to separate the egg yolk and the egg white, then pour the egg yolk onto the gyudon, add in the green onions, stir and the don is ready for eating. It’s really very very very good! The salad is fresh, and there is sesame sauce for you to add in. Yum yum~~~

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Look at the plastic bag, it is last minute shopping loots from Uniqlo. Japan is really too nice to shop! Haha. Retrieve our luggages from the concierge and pack in our last minute loots before we take the airport limousine bus from the hotel to airport.

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After checking-in at the airport, we have dinner at this restaurant (it is outside of departure hall) and the food is really great with reasonable price range!

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I have fried prawn don and the prawn is crispy and juicy, coupled with the egg and Japanese pearl-like rice, it’s really delicious.

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Mum has Cold Soba with Tempura. Super nice too.

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Dad has grilled beef with rice and omg, the grilled beef is heavenly good. Look at the colour, it is cooked to a perfect state, not overcooked, but not too raw.

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We order 2 plates of sushi and the sashimi are really fresh! Slurps~~~

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Narita Airport is great to shop for snacks. So do delicate more time by arriving at the airport earlier for food and shopping like us!

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Arriving at Changi Airport with loads of luggages containing our loots at 3am. I finally finish the travelog for my Tokyo trip in March 2013. Next travelog will be on my recent trip ( actually I just arrived in Singapore on Saturday evening) to Kyoto, Nara, Tokyo, Kawaguchiko and Hakone. 🙂

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Days in Tokyo – Shinjuku Gyoen for Sakura :)

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On the last day, we decide to go Shinjuku Gyoen to try our luck on Sakura. Because I am feeling a little lazy to transfer to Shinjuku Gyoen Mae Station, we alight at Shinjuku Station and walk over. What a wrong decision because we lost our way, walked for nearly 45 minutes and ended up at the other gate entrance at the other end instead of at the Shinjuku gate entrance. Oh well~~~

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I love how the garden is so peaceful and scenic that I really enjoy strolling through it.

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Such a huge Sakura tree with full blossoms! I am so exhilarated that I was jogging over to it! Haha. We snap lots of photos with it over here. It is one of the most pretty Sakura tree that I have seen thus far! 😀

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With some petals of Sakura lying just below the Sakura tree, it really makes a pretty sight! One of the Ojisan who was taking photos of the Sakura tree, volunteered to help us (all together) take a photo of the Sakura tree. The umpteen times that I really appreciate the helpfulness of Japanese. 🙂

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There’s this small little shop selling snacks and ice cream, and we bought this Red Bean Vanilla Waffle Ice Cream which is expectedly good! Oh well, ice cream in Japan never taste bad, at least not that I have tasted one before. Heh. Sitting on the bench under a mini Sakura tree, enjoying ice cream, life cannot be better.

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On the other side of the garden, Yulan Magnolia is also in it’s full bloom! Whitish big flowers against the clear blue sky is also a photo spot that cannot be missed! So beautiful. 😀

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Sakura Tree or Yulan Magnolia, which is prettier? I like both!

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The garden is really big but because we are flying back today, and needs to be back to hotel after lunch, we only manage to stroll half of it. Maybe next time, I will delicate more time to this garden and finish the other half of it. 🙂