Monday, February 1, 2016

Day 1: Tokyo Trip (January 2016)

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Le hubby is always happy when we go to Japan. It's both of our favourite country and always at the top choice when we are deciding where to go for a holiday. I am really lucky cos I've been to Japan quite a number of times the past 3 years! Yay yay yay!

We arrived in the morning and since we had the full day to ourselves before Nat & Ray arrives the next day, we decided to go to Yokohama to visit the Anpanman Museum and the Cup Noodles Museum.

We took the airport limousine bus ticket instead of taking train cos it's more direct and we don't have to carry our luggage up and down the train platform stairs. A lot of train stations in Tokyo are undergoing renovations now and they are adding lifts and elevators which are really good because there used to be only stairs and stairs and more stairs so it is a pain to lug your luggage up and down. 

FIRST THING I BOUGHT!
We walked past a combi (convenience store) and I grabbed a Egg Mayo sandwich. It is the BOMB! I call it "Magic Bread". No one does bread like the Japanese! It's like eating clouds & rainbows. I just inhaled this and bought another one. Le hubby was laughing at me cos he said he never see someone enjoying bread so much. Hahahahahaha! 

Next stop.. Starbucks!

Matcha Soy Milk!
(My sis's recommendation and my go to drink at Starbucks)

Then we walked to Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall which was 20mins away. It was a nice walk because the weather was really nice. Look at Le hubby's happy face and you know how nice the weather was cos he gets really grumpy when it's hot. Hahahahahaha!

Random picture of my holiday nails~

After Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall, we walked to the Nissin Cup Noodles Museum which is a 20mins walk.

The streets were empty because it's a weekday and most people are working.

Bought tickets which was 500JPY per person.

Created our very own cup noodles!

Went for lunch at the top floor of the museum.
P.S: The food is not nice. -__-

I'll do a separate post on the Cup Noodles Museum!

Since lunch was so bad, we went for an early dinner at one of the combi! I love eating in combis because everything is soooo yummy! And affordable!!

#EGGPORN

Afterwards we headed to our AirBNB apartment! This is my first AirBNB in Japan because my past few trips we only stayed in hotels. I've used AirBNB since 2011 for my other holiday trips and I have good experience except for the one time I stayed with a druggie in Amsterdam. This apartment is really nice because it was in a quiet residential neighbourhood, 8mins walk from the train station and there's a lot of amenities close by. Nat & Ray booked the unit next to us which belongs to a different owner.

It is a small apartment and the 'bedroom' is actually a loft area.

No beds, just futon.. but it was comfortable! Just a bit scary climbing down the stairs.

The living room is a good size for 2 people with big luggage.

Fully furnished!

Best part was the bathroom! The tub is so high tech it talks to you! You can set the temperature and it will maintain the water temperature for you which is really awesome during winter time! It will also fill up the water to a certain level that you preset and inform you when it's done! WOW WOW WOW! I want this in my future home please!

The toilet was huge and there's a washing machine inside. Everything was new, clean and I love this apartment very much! Le hubby also liked it alot! :)

There was a food store near the train station which we call the 'Atas Chap Chye Png'. They sell noodles, rice, soups, side dishes.. awesome awedome! I love the broccoli & egg salad!

We went to Family mart to buy supper & next day's breakfast!

Super amused by the sizes of the cup noodles!

Tadah! Supper and breakfast! More magic bread!!

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