Haneda Tokyo – May ’13

Raiding the local supermarkets is a no-go action in Japan!
So well-stocked such that the food&beverage galore
is every Japan-enthusiast’s worst nightmare…
you’ll wanna cram the entire store into your baggage home.
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Yummiest kitkat ever! Even better than Matcha in my opinion 🙂
Or perhaps I was just ravenously hungry.DSCN1169
Tada!! Pink!:DDSCN1170
It was sooo cold at 8am in the morningDSCN1171
The welcoming sight of the Rainbow bridge from some distance away.DSCN1175 DSCN1174 DSCN1173 DSCN1172
The mall nearest to our hotel at Grand Pacific Le Daiba.DSCN1176 DSCN1177 DSCN1178
Does this feel like New York to you?
Felt as though I got transported away in the instant.
That is the Odaiba Statue of Liberty,
or rather they call the place the Gate of Goddess DSCN1179 DSCN1183 DSCN1182 DSCN1181 DSCN1180 DSCN1184 DSCN1185 DSCN1186 DSCN1187 DSCN1191 DSCN1190 DSCN1189 DSCN1188
Shelf-full of Onigiris and takeaway sushisDSCN1192
Minerals, juices and sakeDSCN1193
My favourite pastry shelf! The waffles are amazingly good…
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Personal favourite…
Doraemon’s all time favourite snack: the DorayakiDSCN1198
Red bean fillings 😀 *melts* I can die a happy girl.DSCN1199 DSCN1196 DSCN1200
Legit Yoshinoya.
What they have in Singapore is crap I will never eat it here ever again.DSCN1201 DSCN1202

The original Cat Cafe in Odaiba!DSCN1203  DSCN1206 DSCN1205 DSCN1204
As usual, I was cafe-hunting and found several owned by foreigners
retaining much of their own country flavours while adapting to Japan’s ‘fast-food’ concept.
Even the wines are served on-the-go.
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Diver City! A newer mall quite a walk away from Grand Pacific
but since I was awake (though totally shagged out to the max)
I made my way there on foot and watched the stores open.
The amazing thing is…all the stores open at 10am on the dot.
There are security members on the handsets who give the ‘go’ command
and all of a sudden the entire mall comes to life with music
and you hear “OHAYO GOZAIMASU!!” all around you.
Customers feel like they’re the most important person,
and because everybody greets everybody with a smile,
you’ll feel naturally inclined to smile right back.
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By far the cutest store I’ve seen!
Poke-ball sushi mascot to draw the crowd in.

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Baskin Robbins!! But I was too full for ice-creamDSCN1228

 

Arcade and entertainment centre where kids and teenagers spend after-school hours.DSCN1229

 

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Had this for dessert. The crepe was soft, and very unlike the ones I ate in Ion Orchard before it closed down.
There’s a reason the Japanese do their crepes better!
It’s less oily, definitely.DSCN1248

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Best caramel cafe latte smoothie I’ve had…in my life.DSCN1255

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Calbee Store…where they have dine-in options with coffee, potato snacks…
and basically you can eat their products within the store.
Fascinating.

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Pocky fans beware!! Legit Glico store.DSCN1263

 

If I were 3 years younger I’d go crazy over this.DSCN1264

 

 

Now for the popular local snacks catered as souvenirs for the touristsDSCN1266

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GUNDAM EXPO!
Not a fan but TOTALLY IMPRESSED!!
This machine moves and acts out an entire battle sequence according to the screen behind it
which flashes a fighting scene and such.DSCN1277

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My crepe!!DSCN1279

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Could still see the Freedom Goddess from Diver City.DSCN1287

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Lunch was…DSCN1289

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At this point I went back to the hotel to finally catch some sleep before heading out again in the evening.

TEDDY BEARS tehee.DSCN1291

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Vintage Museums within Aqua City.DSCN1295

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in NEWYORRRKKKKKK~~~~ *sings*

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And back to the hotel after goodies shopping and walking around in the comfortably cold weatherDSCN1302

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Spoils. I swear the next time I’m scheduled for Japan,
I’m bringing an extra luggage for more goodies shopping!!
Groceries shopping for the win 😀DSCN1307

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