|Animal Quarantine Guide – Narita, Tokyo|
“Hammie~~ Hammie picture!!! Must take pic!!!” －Jess
Iyemon Japan Espresso － didn’t get to drink it, choosing a hot cocoa at the end, but according to this site; this isn’t actually a coffee drink, but a very strong maccha (green tea) instead, that they name it ‘Japan Espresso’. WTF now I have to drink it!!! Japan has the coolest machine drinks, we swear!
By that time, there were only four of us including Stella and Mr. B.
Beckii arrived about two hours later, then we hit the bus to the nearest taxi station(?) — forgot what it was, too tired to notice BUT there were a lot of these bunnies queueing along right there on that place *kawaiiiiiiiii*
Ok so after the bus and the pink bunnies, we took cabs to reach Hotel Sunroute Shinbashi – our small yet cozy hotel for the next six days:
|pic credit: http://bit.ly/sunrouteshinbashi|
The hotel is located at Shimbashi / Shinbashi and it is really close to the train stations; a perfect place in this business area. The neighborhood was, as expected, busy, yet it was not as cramped as Shinjuku or Shibuya. There were a lot of restaurants and cafes nearby (mostly Japanese food) if you wanna grab a bite. Overall the hotel gave a fresh, modern and new feel. The rooms were tiny, but it is expected in Tokyo. The bathroom and everything was very clean and designed for efficiency. They provided free wifi, both in the room and the lobby. Breakfast was delicious but nothing special except the extra yum fruit yogurt that gave us the much-needed morning disposal, if you know what we mean. But the most winning point of this hotel (to us, at least) is that IT HAS ITS OWN ACCCESS TO A 24/7 LAWSON!! No, seriously, convenience store is a big win for convenience-seeking (read: lazy) people like us. For example, when we got to the hotel late at night after a very tiring day, we just popped to Lawson first to get a pack of hot bath powder (there are lots of these in Japan and choosing one is as exciting as choosing something from the drink vending machine), a can of beer and a pack of sweets, THEN go upstairs and ahhhhh….. an instant hot bath slash heaven before going to bed, relaxed and contented.
↑ pics taken in and around the hotel ↑
After a short freshen-up in the hotel, we were taken out for a late lunch at this petite Okinawa restaurant located in the Shiodome area called SEIJIROU SHIODOMETEN (清次郎 汐留店):
|pic credit: http://r.gnavi.co.jp/e888600/lang/en/ | http://jene.jp/jeneosusume/lunch/660.html|
|NOZOMI ISHIGURO Haute Couture Spring-Summer Collection 2014|
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Dinner time!! METI guys splurged (again) for us woohoo! We had this traditional Japanese dinner experience at TEMPURA TENMATSU SHIBUYAHONTEN (御料理・天婦羅 天松 本店):