We kinda didn't do much today, it was move house day. We left Hatchobori and headed for Roppongi. We're now staying at the B Roppongi. I'll get a picture of it later, I keep forgetting to grab a shot. Randy and I left early to take our huge bags over to the hotel so we all didn't have to struggle at the time of check-out. Although it was a good idea, it sucked cause we did it during rush-hour. Thank god Randy was able to carry my suitcase cause it woulda taken me F-O-R-E-V-E-R to carry it up all those stairs.
After that whole production we picked up the folks and stopped by Akihabara so I could pick up a set of headphones and papa kuba could get a watch. I should've taken a picture of all the headphones, it was totally overwhelming. I finally found a fairly inexpensive (42¥) cool pair and papa kuba found his solar watch.
It was then time for an early lunch. If you like oyakodonburi, you must go to Tamahide in Ningyocho (Hibiya line, 1 minute walk from the station). This is where oyakodonburi originated in 1760!! and apparently it's quite popular. They open at 11:00 but Randy read that you should get there by 11:00 to make sure you get a seat.
This is the line at 11:05
This is the line at 11:30. It wraps around to the other side so the customers don't block the business next door.
So we got seated right away, unfortunately it was one of those sit on the ground - legs drop down in the hole beneath the table kinds of places. Ouch! It was so hard getting in and out of it! There were mats that we were sitting on and if we stepped on it we would slide. It was hilarious watching all of us trying to stand up after lunch.
Lunch was served within 5 minutes. You order at the cashier as soon as you get in and if you don't know japanese like us then ordering gets kinda difficult.
I guess it's good if you study the picture before you go in...
According to Randy and his folks, this was excellent. I'm not a big fan of oyakodonburi so I just thought it was ok. I think we were out of there in less than half an hour. When we walked out the line was just as long as when we went in.
Since we were so close to Ueno we went to check out Ameyoko so I could get more omiyage to take home, and note to self...don't go on Wednesdays cause the stores I want to go to will be closed. I hope I can make another trip down there before we have to leave!