Japan Travel Story | Tokyo & Mt. Fuji

This time round, it will be about my Tokyo and Mt. Fuji from the continuation of Japan travel story. Since writing for Osaka alone had become a long post so, I'm writing another post just for the Tokyo and Mt. Fuji portion.
Again, if you are staying in Tokyo for more than 1 day, I highly recommend you get a bus and train day passes for unlimited bus and train lines for certain lines. 

As a continuation of my previous post, since I was travelling to Tokyo, I bought a few things at the station to much on the train. The train ride was amazing. It was fast but not as fast as I thought it would be. My expectation was a little tooo high for the bullet trains. (lol)

The guys were pretty much couldn't move and when we hopped on the train, all of us were flat dead. 
When we reached to central Tokyo, Akihabara station, we were thrilled. 5 of us who were travelling to Tokyo, 3 of us (including me) were hardcore otakus. Akihabara is like a sanctuary for us. 
The boy was very sick by the time we reached to Tokyo and we had to run with our luggages since it started raining very heavily. All of us were drenched in rain, couldn't find the location of our Airbnb. After buying emergency umbrellas, trying immensely to find the airbnb location, found after a 35-45 mins walk, we faced another problem that all of us didn't know the passcode to go in to the building. We had to call Anna, who was the only person that knew the passcode, was travelling in Kyoto to her destination. 

After solving the problems, we finally got into the Airbnb to shower and rest. Eric and Halim went out to Akihabara to look around anime. Even though I wanted to go, the boy's temperature was boiling hot due to drenched in rain. I stayed at home and ate instant noodles that I bought from Osaka. It tasted amazing for just 200 yen. 
The next morning, we went to Shinjuku station to have brunch and we ate at the store where the big clock is in above photo. I ate the carbonara pasta and Marcus ate some burger. Let me tell you, that was the best carbonara pasta that I've eaten in my entire life. It was so good!!!
The shop name is called "First Kitchen" at Shinjuku station.
After eating, we went straight to Tokyo tower and Bunkyo-ku and Tokyo Dome. 
Tokyo Tower
Address: 4 Chome-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato, Tokyo 105-0011, Japan
Both Tokyo and Osaka and other cities from all over Japan is crazy with their vending machines. You can get probably anything you can think of from various vending machines. I mainly get water and some juice since it was like 40 degrees outside. (well, it's obvious that I exaggerate a bit. But let me tell you, IT WAS HOTTTTT!!!)
Tokyo Bunkyo Civic Center
1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-8555, Japan
+81 3-3812-7111
Admission: Free
Tokyo Dome
Address: 1 Chome-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004, Japan
Nezu Shrine
Japan, 〒113-0031 Tokyo, Bunkyo, 根津1丁目28-9
+81 3-3822-0753
After the whole day of touring, we went back to Shinjuku and tried their yakitori which was the grilled meat on sticks. It was amazing. So juicy and tender to chew and I'm evening mouthwatering now as I write this blogpost. 

The following day, some of us went to Mt. Fuji. Even though there were several warnings that there is a storm coming to Fuji and all the attractions might be close, we still went there anyways. We took a bus from Shinjuku station till Fuji Q-land.

This is the Mt. Fuji even though the head was covered by the clouds. When we arrived, it was raining quite hard and all the attractions were closed due to the storm. Most of us wanted a massage as we were all tired from all the walking and I decided to try going into the hot spring. Hot spring in Japan is one of a kind as we had to be naked while going in and let me tell you, it was one of a kind experience. I suggest you go in if you are dare enough to bathe naked with other women who were also naked. They gave you these robes to wear if you want to go out and meet your other half or anyone outside. Hot springs were around 1400 yen to go in and bathe. They provide all the necessary items like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, towels, hair dryer, comb, hair care and even skincare and makeup to do after you have finished bathing. 
After a nice hot spring experience, we were starving so we went to this kinda run-down yet traditional ramen place. The taste is traditional, simple and vegetarian so if you are a vegetarian, you can eat in this store. We ordered Miso Ramen, Shio Butter (salt and butter) ramen, Shoyu Ramen and gyoza for each person.
At 5PM, we were already planing to go back since we changed the bus timing to 5.10PM. At 5:05PM exactly, we heard the announcements that the Fuji Q-Land will start opening so we rushed to change back the timing of the bus and started queuing for the attraction. It was worth it though. I got to ride the World's most steep roller coaster during this trip. It was breathtakingly amazing.
After that we came back home feeling tired and sleepy. The following day was to visit Asakusa and Aikihabara. Asakusa was super crowded since the day that we visited was some kind of festival day and Japanese people like to visit their shrines to pray.
We had some free time for lunch and we went to this ramen place in Asakusa that is teeny tiny yet very crowded because of the taste and the price. 

After Asakusa, it is time for AKIHABARAAA!!!!
This is the moment I'm most excited about!!
After looking for some manga to buy, I purchased "Mikado no Shiho" manga series as the online translated version is only available for chapter 1-4 where the book has finished and it has chapter 34, volume 7. After buying the manga, I had an appointment with my very old childhood friend from state school. We were in the same class from primary till high school. It was really nice to meet and have a long conversation with her over a meal.
It was the last day in Tokyo. We took the train from our place to Narita from Shinjuku station and it took us around 20-30 mins to reach Narita. Since we were taking Scoot, we are transiting to Bangkok first where some of my Burmese friends will continue their journey to Yangon while I'm with the gang and back to Singapore. 

So, this is my Japan travel story. I really hope you enjoyed while reading and looking at my photos. All the photos were not edited whatsoever and there are several cameras for various photos. That's why you'll see the difference in the quality of the photos. Nonetheless, I hope you enjoyed looking at my travel story. I'll embed my travel video when it goes public (even though I have schedule-uploaded to YouTube.)
Doing trip research? You can read Part 1 of my Japan Travel Story for Osaka.

Have you been to Tokyo or Japan? Do you have any travel recommendations you can make for my next visit? Please feel free to ask me any questions about Tokyo or Osaka in the comments!

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