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Japan Trip - Day 4 of 5 (Extension)

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Japan Trip – Day 4 of 5 (Extension)

Day 4, trip extension. My trip to Japan was fully sponsored by the company for the first 3 days and a few colleague cum friends of mine extended for another day or two.

Today we travelled on our own instead of following the tour guide. We learned to travel using the most popular and cheap means of transportation, the train.

Thanks to Narita Hotel's helpful front-line staff and all the helpful people in the train station, we managed to achieve we planned without a hassle.

We started off with wandering around Shibuya and then back to Shinjyuku. Shinjyuku? Yes… we were here on the first day but the purpose was different. On the first day, we have to rush through the place visiting a shop or two but today, we walk around taking pictures of people living in Japan, understand the culture, experiencing how is it like to live as a local in Japan. We visited places where the local’s visits, eating the food of what local people consume. It was a wonderful experience.

The more I know about Japan, the more I like Japan. What I miss the most? I have to say all the beautiful and well-mannered people, the culture, the cleanliness, the city and etc.

Day 5 – To be continue…

Day 5 – To be continue…

Unlike the past 3 days, we travelled on our own today. We took a Keisei Line from Narita to Tokyo. At first, we are having difficulties locating the station but we managed to get hold of it with the help of a lady who speak English.

I mention that I like the people. Look at them! queuing to board the train.

Keisei Train departing to Ueno…

he is old but he is still serving the community

Look at the people crossing the street at a time!!! This is what I call HIGH Density…

Ramen stall at the back lane of a small shopping complex. A lot of office worker having their lunch here….

Ramen served by the stall… It cost us close to 1000 yen a bowl. (estimate RM 30) oishi

look at the choices of cigarettes available… it took Mui Teng some times to locate the item she wanted

Triangle pack rice with sea weeds… I used to see this in anime… This is the first time me seeing a real thing.

beautiful graffiti??

People of Japan..

TAKASHIMAYA……….. Biggest shopping complex in Japan?

Look at the crowd… still the same day and night


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      2008.02.18 Edited

      yup... i miss them all the time...
      just by thinking of them make me hungry... ha ha ha

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      2008.02.17 Edited

      How often? Well, I go back once a year. But I've been not so long apart from Japan, just for one year. Now I miss Japan, especially Japanese foods :)))

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      2008.02.16 Edited

      yup... the ramen tasted sooo good...
      tantatantan... how often you travel back to Japan? Starting to miss Japan?

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      2008.02.15 Edited

      yes, this is the real life in Tokyo. interesting pictures. I like especially the last one. and the ramen looks sooo good!