Itinerary in Tokyo – Senso-ji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Market, Ueno Park, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ramen Street, Ichiran

Just arrived in Tokyo by Shinkansen from Fukuoka around 7 in the evening

Itinerary in Tokyo – Senso-ji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Market, Ueno Park, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Ramen Street, Ichiran

Continuation of my previous post Things to do in Fukuoka, Japan

Just arrived in Tokyo by Shinkansen from Fukuoka around 7 in the evening
We were supposed to ride a subway going to our accommodation but since we have luggages and we’re already tired, we decided to just look for taxi and ride it.

taxi shinjuku tokyo japan

When you ride a taxi in Japan.. remember that you don’t have to open the door. The driver opens it for you automatically otherwise you might destroy it if you put a force opening it.

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After around 45mins of travel time (because it was rush hour and was so traffic), we finally arrived in our accommodation (Shibuya, Japan)

It looks good and clean. A typical modern Japanese house setup and has traditional kind of bed.

airbnb accommodation tokyo japan

airbnb accommodation tokyo japan

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Our apartment is close to a shopping street so it’s good to walk around even at night time since some of the stalls are still open and there’s a lot of resto nearby.

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My mom doesn’t want to walk far and we decided to try this one. It’s a tonaktsu type of resto but has a lot of varieties to choose from.

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At first, I didn’t really know what I’m doing using the order machine haha good thing I asked someone to help me.
First, you have to put cash in it. then just input the number of your order and it prints out a receipt and you give that to the staff.

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

I was feeling hungry just watching him prepare the food. Looks good!

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

We finally got our order. Food was good! Especially the chicken with white sauce and the miso soup was nice too!

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

After dinner, we walk off our full tummy around the shopping streets just near our accommodation.

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

We went home to rest but I was not really feeling tired at all. So I decided to go out and just walk around Shinjuku area (I took the subway going there)

tonkatsu food tokyo japan

This is what Shinjuku looks like at night. so awesome!

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This place is so busy. I stayed up until 1 in the morning just walking around the city. A lot of people eat and drink after work.

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So after I felt tired, I went back home (took the subway again), rest to be ready for the next day..

Next Day

We woke up early to get to Tsukiji Market (LINK) for more details of the trip..

tsukiji market seafood shinjuku tokyo japan

tsukiji market seafood shinjuku tokyo japan
subway route map of tokyo. pretty complicated at first. but just look for the line you need and it will be easy

I think we were a little bit late for the market..   although there are still some who are selling.. but still, it was a good experience.

After roaming around, we felt hungry and we look for food (sea food in particular)

tsukiji market seafood shinjuku tokyo japan

tsukiji market seafood shinjuku tokyo japan
Fresh sashimii!!!! different parts of fresh tuna.. yum!
tsukiji market seafood sushi tuna shinjuku tokyo japan
this guy is preparing fresh sashimi/sushi

The fatty part of tuna meat is the best!!!

tsukiji market seafood tuna sushi shinjuku tokyo japan
fresh sashimi!!! tuna and uni my favorite!!
tsukiji market seafood shinjuku onigiri food tokyo japan
Different kinds of Onigiri.

I always see this guy when I watch videos in Tsukiji. I specifically searched for this guy and the seafood he’s selling

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this famous guy preparing the best seafood
tsukiji market seafood shinjuku tokyo japan
OMG! Heaven in a plate! seriously, I felt in love with this the first time I saw this. Love at first sight is true after all!

After pigging out in Tsukiji Market, we’re ready again to go to our next destination..

Senso-ji Temple – it’s a buddhist temple and actually the oldest temple in Tokyo
There were a lot of tourist everywhere you look. I was actually feeling a bit dizzy just walking around with a lot of people walking around me.
sensoji temple tokyo japan

sensoji temple tokyo japan
This is one hellah big of a lantern

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Asakusa shrine.. again, there’s a lot of tourist everywhere you go..
asakusa shrine tokyo japan

asakusa shrine tokyo japan
There’s also an incense burning going on in the middle of the shrine
asakusa shrine
How awesome is this?
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Ooohh a cherry blossom tree! Cool!

A shop selling different kinds of stuff that was made with matcha/maccha
matcha green tea ice cream tokyo japan

matcha green tea ice cream tokyo japan
Soft serve green tea ice cream.. it’s good actually

asakusa shrine tokyo japan food

I don’t know what they sell but there’s a long line and i’m curious. well, it does look good.

asakusa shrine food tokyo japan

katsu food tokyo japan
it’s a katsu type of food. inside there is a ground meat and veggies. tasty!

Okay.. On our way to the next, Ueno Park and Meiji Shrine..  ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

On the way to Ueno park. I want to go here just because of the cherry blossoms actually. apparently there were just a few left.

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ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan cherry blossom
nice tree of cherry blossom with different types

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This is a purification fountain where you wash your hands (there’s instructions on how to do it properly)

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After Ueno park, Meiji Shrine! My mother was really tired of walking and just sat outside while she waits for me, I went and go to the shrine. ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

It really is a long way going to the shrine! Haha

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ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japanThere was a couple who was getting married

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan
A lot of people were having picnic in the park

ueno park meiji shrine tokyo japan

It was already tiring going and walking from one place to another, but we need to make most out of it since we were already leaving the next day..
Next and last stop is Shibuya! We just took a JR train going to Shibuya station..

shibuya hackiko tokyo japan

shibuya hackiko tokyo japan
With the famous Hachiko! Have you watched the movie? if not, I recommend you do!

Some pictures of Shibuya at night.

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It was already late and it’s time for dinner (as if, it’s always time for food)
Of course, we are going to get ramen with the famous Ichiran (where you eat in a cubicle type so you can enjoy your ramen by yourself)

ichiran ramen shibuya hackiko tokyo japan

You order in a machine, get the receipt and fill up a form asking on how you want your ramen to be

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There’s a window in front of you to give you your ramen and take it out afterwards.. There’s also a faucet on the side for water.

ichiran ramen shibuya hackiko tokyo japan

ichiran ramen shibuya hackiko tokyo japan
I can’t describe how good this ramen is!

After having a very good dinner, we were already tired and ready to go home.. We will pass by Shibuya crossing again on the way to the train station.
The world famous Shibuya crossing. There’s a lot of people indeed!

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It’s nice to have a cold beer after a long day.. but which one to choose from these?

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beer tokyo japan

Next day..
Before going to Osaka station (LINK..) we want to have breakfast first (of course, ramen again!)
We are going to try the famous ramen street in Tokyo station

ramen street tokyo station japan

We asked the lady in the concierge on how to go there and she gave us instructions.. There’s also signs for directions to go there..

ramen street tokyo station japan

There were really a lot of ramen stall to choose from(currently about 8) and it’s really hard to pick where to eat!

ramen street tokyo station japan

Some of the stalls already has a long line even though the stall was not yet open.

ramen street tokyo station japan

We just chose this one, a lot of people were also eating here and we were already hungry.. anyway I think all of the stalls here has good ramen!

ramen street tokyo station japan

ramen street tokyo station japan

ramen street tokyo station japan

ramen street tokyo station japan
Enjoying my ramen. Haha I ordered rice because it looks good in the picture

ramen street tokyo station japan

After having a good ramen, we were on our way to Osaka by Shinkansen (will take us about 3 hours travel time). 

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