Explored Shinjuku Park, Shibuya Crossing, Hie Shrine, Harry Potter Cafe, Meiji Jingu Gaien, Japan National Stadium and Roppongi
The next day, we went to Shinjuku Park which is just in front of our hotel.
After taking some family photos, we decided to go to Shibuya. We were supposed to visit Yoyogi Park before that but we decided to just push through with Shibuya since we thought we will spend more time here. We also visited the Nintendo store at Parco mall.
We were glad that Ren also recommended a restaurant near Shibuya crossing. It’s called Cafe Gusto. This is the only time we really enjoyed Japan food since we got here because we ordered via app in English, and the place is not crowded and relaxing.
After eating here, Ren saw a Baskin-Robbins store and asked us to buy him some ice cream, he ordered the Honeydukes Sunday Special. I saw an ABC Mart here also, I was planning to buy a New Balance 327 but there were a few staff and they were all busy so I decided not to push through. We then decided to go to Harry Potter Cafe. We don’t have any reservations so we just explored the area.
After taking some photos, we then walked to Hie Shrine. If you can’t go to Kyoto to see the red torii gates, then this place is recommended.
After that we went to Meiji Jingu Gaien. As mentioned in my previous post, I like the color of the ginkgo trees and this is one of the place where you can see a beautiful line up of those trees. Unfortunately, we could not take a nice family photo here because there are a lot of tourists in the area.
Then we walked to the nearby Japan National Stadium where I booked a tour. My son loves football and he is aware that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic was held here. Getting a ticket here is limited, inabangan at inantay ko talagang mag open, buti na lang hindi ko nakalimutan. We were only allotted an hour to tour the area. We started at 4PM and finishes at 5PM so we decided to go to Roppongi after.
We had dinner at a nearby local store. We were supposed to eat at a conveyor belt sushi but I can’t find one. We were not into noodles that much but that’s the only option here. Ren was not able to finish his and mine too. I asked the cook that I will just take out the leftovers, but it seems they are not happy that we did not finished it. Tinanong ako kung ano ba kulang sa soup nila, baka need ko daw ba ng salt or any seasonings. Masarap naman talaga kaso ang laki lang talaga ng servings kaya di ko naubos.
Kaya kung kakain kayo sa mga ramen, udon at soba restaurants siguraduhin nyong mauubos nyo para di kayo mag explain haha.
Lastly, we stopped by at the Metropolitan Building to see Tokyo’s Skyscraper for free 🙂
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