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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wandering around Tokyo...

Ginza
Sunshine City
Back to Ginza

Once again we didn't have anything planned because we thought it was gonna rain today.  It ended up being a dry and wonderfully chilly day.  Go figure.  So what do we do?  Eat of course!  Sheesh.  I really really really gotta go on a diet when I get home...

A couple of friends of mine recommended a cheap sushi joint called Midori Sushi Ginza.  They warned me that there might be a line but it does move pretty fast.  They open at 11, and this was the line at 10:55...I don't know if you could tell but this is where we're standing and it loops around comes back to the entrance
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This is what the signage looks like...don't ask me for directions, we just got directions from yelp and they took us in some round about way.  It shoulda been really easy but I don't know why it took us the way it did.
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Not too shabby for all this sushi, 2 beers, a sake and two bowls of soup...the fish was really good
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Hahahahahahaa!!
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We were so full after lunch we took the subway to Ikebukuro and walked around the Sunshine City area.  I had to look for some Hello Kitty tsum tsum's for my friend Kathy...success!  So cute yah!
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Later on at night it was time for dinner and Kathy had told me about a new complex that opened up at Ginza station, so we went to check it out.
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It was pretty upscale but very nice.  I was starving and we were craving something other than Japanese food (WHAAAA???).  We saw a picture of Bearburger on the wall and it was a no brainer!  It was really good but kinda pricey for burgers. The bill came out to ¥5100 for two burgers, fries and a beer
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Up on the 11th floor you could go up to Kiriko Terrace.  It was really beautiful up there, it was open aired so it was a bit chilly, but you had wonderful views of the city.  Of course I didn't have my camera, I barely used it all day and now that I needed it, it was back at the hotel.  Iphone had to do...
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The terrace is split into two different rooms, green and water.  If I remember I want to come back during the day to get some better pics
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On the 6th floor there's Kiriko Lounge, it's also very nice but it was hot after coming down from up top
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We're heading to Hakone early tomorrow morning so I gotta get to bed.  See you tomorrow!

9 comments:

KitTKat said...

Tsumtsum arigatooooooo!

jalna said...

The sushi looks very, very raw, and the HK tsum tsums look very, very cuuuuuute!!!

Leslie's pics said...

Kat - ok, so here's how it went: Me: "gomenasai...hello kitty tsum tsum aru?" Girl: really slowly, "tsum...tsum..." Me: "hai, hello kitty tsum tsum..." Girl: after a few seconds "AH! tsumu tsumu! hai!" wth?!?!?

Jalna the sushi was very, very gooooood!! and the tsum tsums are kawaiiiiii!

jalna said...

πŸ˜‚ ぀む぀む!!! You know . . . if ぀む぀む originated in Japan, then WE'RE saying it wrong. Hahahaha!!!!

Leslie's pics said...

hahaha no kidding, but I walked away kinda scratching my head!!

KitTKat said...

Tsumutsumu hahahahahahah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Leslie's pics said...

sigh.... :-\

Kay said...

I'm having so much fun traveling vicariously with you. Wow! That's pricey for hamburgers and such!

Leslie's pics said...

Thanks Kay! Yah, it was pricey...good though! Not sure if we would eat it again but I'm glad we went :)