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Japan Day 3

January 12th, 2009 by admin

With the rest of the week completely booked with shoots, today was our only ‘free’ day. Walking, seeing the sights, and a bit of shopping (not much cus of our Aussie peso) was the plan.

We started with breakfast at First Kitchen. There are so many burger places in Tokyo now, apart from the usual U.S. based McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s etc, there are better Japanese alternatives such as MOS Burger, Freshness Burger and what we tried this morning, First Kitchen. I ordered a pork burger, which was decent, but not quite to the MOS standard. What was good was the side salad; super fresh lettuce, nice bacon, sauce, cheese and cute tiny little croutons. The highlight was however, the soft boiled egg. Perfectly cooked and individually wrapped, you crack it open, and allow it to slide out of the shell and onto your salad. This was a much better alternative then the same old french fries.

Walking towards the shops the cold set in, nothing beats a bottle of Royal Milk Tea in this case. It warms your hands, tastes great, and is cheap at ¥120.

Next up we trained it over to Harajuku, and walked to the Meiji JingÅ«. I’m not sure what the occasion was, but there amount to people was mind blowing.

Lining the route to the shrine were Ice Sculptures, some of them were very intricate. With the morning sun filtering through the trees to the ice, we were impressed and if it wasn’t for the crowds around us, it would have been a very peaceful place.

The small shop complex near the shrine had a few stalls setup, so we picked up some fresh hot bean paste dumplings, giving us some much needed energy to attack Omotesando.

This looked like potpurri but was tea.

We finally got to Omotesando and the streets were crawling with shoppers.

We walked through a few shops, but with the conversion rate, bought next to nothing. After we walked back to Shibuya, we spotted this R35 just cruising, no one really looking at it.

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