I arrived at Tokyo Station, exactly 7:30 am.
It was so cold. I was shivering while walking from the bus stop to Tokyo Station.
I need to know where’s the Ginza line is.
But I can’t think, … so I asked someone in the station.
Going to Ginza line from Tokyo Station, need to board to Maranouchi Line, alight to Ginza Station, change to Ginza Line, then board to the train going to Asakusa station where the Sakura Hostel is located 😊
Ah OK, easy peasy 😛
But unfortunately, it rained when I reached Sensoji Temple.
And I can’t find the hostel!
I can’t find the small bridge landmark that I got in their website.
I called the hostel, to ask again. But I they just said to go to the small bridge. I wanted to tell them, if they can pick me up at the temple. LOL
After roaming around the temple (while raining), Finally, I found the small bridge!
Since their check in time is around 2:00 pm. I took a shower and leave my things at the hostel. And ate breakfast too. Now I’m ready to go!
First stop, Imperial Palace.
I went back to Tokyo station. From there was a long walk to the garden.
Kinda disappointed, because I just saw the bridge. The Imperial garden was closed that time.
I’m starving and can’t find for something to eat.
So, I decided to go to Shibuya, maybe I can find something hot or rice bowl around.
But I need to see Hachiko first before lunch
I went to the Hachiko exit, but I can’t see the statue. And it was raining 😞
I looked around, one more time.
And there he is.
That’s why I can’t see him. Because of the people around the statue, taking photos.😅
I’m really starving.
I found a local store, where I need to order, using their vending machine like tool 😊.
You need to insert the coin first. Then some of the items (food) will light up based on how much you inserted. You can only choose on the lighted items. Then you will get a small paper, that you will need to give to a waitress. Then I just sat and waited for my rice bowl.
After lunch, I just walked around Shibuya, then went to Harujuku.
Just one station from Shibuya.
I didn’t stay in Harujuku that long. Just wanted to see some anime and cosplay walking around the street
It was getting dark already so went to my last stop which is the Tokyo Tower.
At the subway exit, you will already see the Tokyo tower 😃
I just needed to get closer, meaning walk and more walk 😅.
And here it is!
There’s souvenir shop at the ground floor too.
I went back to the hostel, ’cause I’m really tired but looking forward to a good sleep (I haven’t slept for 3 nights. I always have trouble sleeping when traveling 😆)
I was able to talked to my roommates. I learned a new tradition from Emily, a British teacher living in japan for 3 years.
Wow! Because of her, we found out how to use the fortune/wish thing in Sensoji temple. So we (me and Aika) decided to go early as possible. This is so exciting! 😀