Greetings from Japan….*kiddin* NO NO, The Tjungs are not in Japan today. This is just a pretty late post.
Last April, we decided to take J to Japan!! This was his first trip ever beside our main land, Indonesia; visiting families and relatives. And we love the ideas of flying and travelling cheap with kids under 2yo, yeahhh we were so into this free tickets, entry fees, rides, etc. Ha. Another main reason was it’s nearly J’s birthday on June, so we thought we’re gonna take him to Disneyland as an early 2nd birthday present. So, yeahhh….Tickets booked. Accommodations ticked. Visas approved. We’re ready to roll. AND here’s a glimpse of Tokyo from our lenses.
Train rides are always something amused us, especially J. His first experience riding a real train, I mean other than Thomas or Chuggington (only mums know and familiar with this stuff). Guess what?! He loved it. J kept screaming “choo choo…choo choo…” He often awaken from his nap because he heard the sound of a train coming. Poor mumma and daddy ;(
Ginza, Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining, and entertainment district. In love with this neighbourhood and can’t help it, other than taking #ootd picture while J’s napping.
Even the fending machine here was so sophisticated, and so vary. We were able to get our hot or iced coffee anytime we want. No bad mood. ha.
And OH my gawddd…these food here was a total winner. Our Top 2 by far. Pic 1. pancake was not a pancake at all, it was an egg mousse, so light, soft and melted in your mouth. Pic 2. KOBE BEEF, perfection! We’ve honestly never ate something better than this. Even J said “e..naakkk” (meaning: delicious) First time ever he said that word. We couldn’t help to LOL.
Harajuku, It is the center of Japan’s most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights. Located between Shinjuku and Shibuya on the Yamanote Line. A place where you can find many local designers shops and galleries, also vintage collections shops you won’t miss out. Definitely one of our favourite place in Tokyo. We visited Harajuku twice in a week, just because we can. 😉
Yoyogi Park, located at the end of Harajuku main road, is one of Tokyo‘s largest city parks, featuring wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for jogging, picnicking and other outdoor activities. If you need some quiet time / relaxing time, here is the best place for you. Taking kids to this place was also not a bad idea, get them in touch with the nature and let their creativity rules.
Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. It amused me with the modern yet classic architecture of its buildings and corners. I am simply in love.
We visited The Tokyo current Imperial Palace (皇居, Kōkyo) which located on the former site of Edo Castle, a large park area surrounded by moats and massive stone walls in the center of Tokyo, a short walk from Tokyo Station. It is the residence of Japan’s Imperial Family.
Shibuya, known as the popular shopping and entertainment area in Tokyo. We went across the famous Shibuya Crossing but couldn’t take a good picture cause we had to push the stroller in the middle of massive crowds. SO sad… Not a big deal though, because beside the Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya was also the home for some good coffees. This time, we only had a chance to visit 2 places; Streamer Coffee Company and About Life Coffee Brewers
Shinjuku, it is a major commercial and administrative centre, housing the busiest railway station in the world and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, the administration centre for the government of Tokyo.
We live in this neighborhood, so we gotta spend quite lot of times strolling and exploring the surrounding areas. We walked along the houses and found so many interesting walls and designs. So, we took some #ootd pictures here.
Last but not least, Disneyland…J’s favourite part of the trip. To my surprise, he was able to call almost all the names of the Disney characters he met in the theme park, and very well behaved during the trip. He refused nap that day just to play merry go round and dancing cups for few times.
We decided not to go to Disney Sea during the trip, cause we’re concern of J’s health after the incident; the night before we went to Disneyland, he hit his head onto the bedside table in our hotel room, so we gotta take him to the nearest hospital to had few stitches. So, that was why he’s wearing a net on almost very photos, cause it used to cover his stitches till it dry and got removed. What an experience we had in Japan. LAUGHS to TEARS were involved. It’s been challenging yet fulfilling. We’ll definitely come back anytime soon just for these bunch of goodness. Seriously, I enjoyed visiting the mini market and 7 eleven, call me weird..Ha. Wait till you were there and find the joy of buying cheap high quality goods. ><
See you in the next blog. xx