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Tokyo Day 1!

Meiji Shrine > Harajuku > Shibuya
Manage to squeeze a 4 day trip to Tokyo from Osaka for my Japan trip in April 2013!
The hotel that we got was in Shinjuku so by the time we arrived in Tokyo and settled into the hotel, it was already about 2pm.
Decided to visit Meiji Shrine first because I wanted to get some amulets for the family.
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Meiji shrine is located at Harajuku, right opposite the famous Harajuku street.
It was a long walk to the shrine but the scenery was great as usual. I love the tranquility.

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Don't really need much explanation, the usual thing to do when you visit temple/shrine.
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Found this really cute heart-shape at the gate!
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We headed over to Takeshita Street after, which is also known as the Harajuku street.
People go there to shop but my main purpose is to go there for the crepe!
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It's the yummiest crepe ever. Honestly. I'm a huge fan of crepe and this just hits all the right spots.
I got the strawberry with cheesecake crepe, so there's a slice of cheesecake in it and it's sooooo good.
So good that I came back on all the days that I was in Tokyo just to eat this. Not joking.
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Of course, they also have a lot of different selections. I'll try all of them eventually!
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Angels Heart crepe are the best! It's located quite a distance from the entrance but it's worth it.
Plus, there's other crepe shops located at that area too but...just try Angels Heart.
And only Angels Heart.
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Popped by a Calbee shop to stock up on snacks for souvenirs. I don't really eat chips much but these are good. They have three different type of potatoes!
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Also manage to find a super pretty minnie mouse which I bought to hang on my bag!
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Decided to head to Shibuya for dinner afterwards.
Saw a cute WC shop on the way!
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Dinner at Genki Sushi!
I know there's an outlet in Singapore too but I couldn't decide on where else to have dinner at so I stuck to my own comfort zone haha
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Sushi was amazing, no doubt. It was our first sushi meal in Japan though!
In Osaka, we always go to Ippudo for dinner since it's near the hotel plus it has my favorite Tsukumen. In Tokyo, we finally had more variety for our meals.
This roast pork sushi is superb. I wish they have this in Singapore.
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I honestly tried. I tried to appreciate sea urchin but I really couldn't! I know some people love eating them but I hate the taste of it! I feel like vomiting everytime I put it into my mouth. We ordered the premium grade urchin to try thinking that it might taste better but no, still dislike it.
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I love salmon. Fatty salmon.
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Fried Octopus! Yummy nonetheless.
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Fried potatoes!!
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Shopped around a little before heading back to Shinjuku to explore that area more since our hotel is there! That conclude day 1 in Tokyo (and the 6th day in Japan I think?)
If you noticed the lack of words for pictures, it's actually 2am and I really want to sleep haha
Going to bed right after finishing this post!

It's 2014 now, trying to clear much of my 2013 posts haha
Have a good year every one! (:
I miss Japan...but looking forward to this year's trip!

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