Thursday, December 09, 2010

Japan Trip 2010
Day 4

Mount Takao & Shinjuku

After 3 days in concrete Tokyo, we wanted to see more greenery. To Mount Takao! No regrets going there :)

At Shinjuku Station (the maze of train networks here is just amazingly vast!), we were given directions to take the semi-special train to Takaosanguchi. Straight route, we were there in 50 mins. It would've been the same price changing lines [520Y].

A rare sight - an empty row of seats.

Map of different hiking trails.

Instructions on how to get on and off the chairlift [900Y, up and down].

Relaxing and great views. Even here, Meiji had to advertise!

Get off the chairlift and start your hiking trail. We just followed the crowds. There's an observatory deck and places to eat.

Tempura soba [780Y] and Yamayasai udon [730Y].
Choose your meals from a ticketing machine (unleash reads the menu ^v^), slot your coins or notes in, get your tickets and change. Present your tickets to the person inside, they'll call out your numbers once food is ready. Take your trays, say arigatou, then itadakimasu!! Yummy~

After taking in the views, back down. Argh a long queue for the chairlift down! But it's all systematic, the wait wasn't that bad.

On the way to the train station, still pretty!

I saw this from the train

From hiking (okay not really~), to shopping! This time to Shinjuku.
Takashimaya and Tokyu Hands. We just love browsing through stuff at Tokyu Hands.

I like to read the explanations they give in the toilets.
"Shower - Rinses your posterior with warm water." How elegant.

We saw a poster advertising 100 Yen Shop in Ikebukuro Station, so we looked for it and found it after a few rounds of searching. After so much shopping, our tummies were rumbling. Had dinner at Denny's (24 hours). This place was noisy! The girls were just shrieking away - so different from being in the trains. We were squeezed so packed, there was no chance of falling, but it's quiet. Didn't take any pics of the food, too hungry!
Hamburger steak [880Y] and Chicken curry rice [850Y].


On Thursday, December 09, 2010 4:20:00 PM, Anonymous kate wrote...

thank you so much for talking about your trip here!! i wanna go to japan 1 day too....


On Thursday, December 09, 2010 8:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

Thanks for sharing with us your trip. ^_______________^


On Friday, December 10, 2010 6:11:00 PM, Blogger grumpy wrote...

You're welcome :)


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