arrived Nov 12th morning, waiting for a limousine bus to transport us to hotel. Didn't have enough sleep, panda eyes ... zzz...zzz...zzz
我们到东京上午十一月十二日， 我们等待豪华巴士运输我们酒店, 我们没有足够的睡眠，眼睛肿. 困倦 ...
We stayed at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa and here is how our room looks
我们住在 Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa 这里是看我们的房间
Our 1st journey was Asakusa Kannon Temple. Public transportation is normally by train even there is a bus but train is faster.
我们的第一行程在Asakusa Kannon寺. 火车是最喜欢的公共交通，因为火车比公共汽车快.
However we were in foreign land, had no idea which direction so we asked ... interesting, we talked in 2 alien languages and we could understand :D
[History: Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple) is a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, the center of the shitamachi (lit. "low town"). The legend says that in the year 628, two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the Sumida River, and even though they put the statue back into the river, it always returned to them. Consequently, Sensoji was built there for the goddess of
Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.]
There was Chrysanthemum season so there were a lot of Chrysanthemum flowers, very big !!!Time for lunch, our 1st lunch in Japan. Street food, very easy to order. Just insert coin on a machine, press the menu you prefer, you get a coupon and give it to a cook. Within a few minutes it's served ... however after finished you have to return the bowl back to the counter and clean the table.
Our next destination is Hard Rock cafe @ Ueno. Some interesting pictures while on our way ...
我们的下一个行程是在 Hard Rock Cafe 在 Ueno. 有些的趣图片.
[Ueno Station (上野駅,
ueno-eki) is a major railway station in Tokyo's Taitō ward. It is the station used to reach the Ueno district and Ueno Park -- which contains Tokyo National Museum, The National Museum of Western Art, Ueno Zoo, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and other famous cultural facilities. A major commuter hub, it is also the traditional terminus for long-distance trains from the northern Japan, although with the extension of the Shinkansen lines to Tokyo Station this role has diminished in recent years. A similar extension of conventional lines will extend the Takasaki Line, Utsunomiya Line and Joban Line to Tokyo Station via the Tohoku Through Line on existing little-used tracks and a new viaduct.]
We went toYodobashi-Akiba for dinner.
[Yodobashi Camera Co.,Ltd. (ヨドバシカメラ) is a chain store mainly selling electronic products. Currently, there are 20 stores in Japan. The store in Akihabara (Akiba), immediately next to JR Akihabara station, is 9 stories tall and sells a wide selection of toys, videos, computers, laptops, cameras and audio equipment, including high-end items. It also has a variety of restaurants on the 9th floor. In Shinjuku near the west entrance to the JR station, Yodobashi has several tall stores close together, also providing a wide selection of electronics.]
Dinner @ Fugetsu restaurant. Their signature dish is Okonomiyaki.
[Okonomiyaki is often described as a "Japanese-style pizza" and it is a dish that is especially popular in Osaka. Fresh vegetables, meat, fish and/or shellfish are blended into the batter that is used as a base, and that mixture is then poured onto the griddle. Once it is thoroughly cooked, a special sauce - together with mayonnaise - is brushed on top, a further topping of dried bonito or seaweed is applied, and the Okonomiyaki is then ready to be eaten. The taste of the Japanese people, "Okonomiyaki" is something everyone should try at least once.]
Before that, we took appetizer Doughnut Plant NY 1st.Time to go back to hotel ... so tired ... while on the way back we saw a Singapore Seafood restaurant.
Some view of/from hotel at morning