Chapter One: Tokyo – Day 1

The first city on my trip: Tokyo!

This is my 3rd time visiting Tokyo. But still, I get lost for a few times, walking to the wrong direction, failed to understand google maps direction, and running out of phone battery.

I’ve made it to this place on my first day in Tokyo:

Kaminarimon Gate

I only taking pictures in front of Kaminarimon gate because it’s so crowded. I already went inside on 2015 so I think it’s okay to just pass by for this time.

 

IMG_3955
Everyone want to take selfie with the giant lampion.

Ginza Itoya

This is a 12-floor stationery store that located in Ginza. You can buy paper, pen, postcard, DIY stuff, art stuff, some cute tote bag, and everything-related-with-stationary-stuff in here. They also organize some craft workshop every once in a while.

 

 

 

IMG_3970
For stationary lovers, this place is basically HEAVEN.

 

IMG_3960
Somebody need a piece of paper?

 

IMG_3969
If you want to buy paper in here, pick some of the paper samples and bring it to the nice lady behind the glass wall. She will back with the A4 size paper version from your choice.

 

FullSizeRender_1
Everything is sorted by color. I die in happiness.
IMG_3962
Every paper has different texture and thickness.
IMG_3963
I need all!

Miyazaki Clock

It’s really a struggle for finding this clock because it’s hiding inside Nippon Television Tower area. Almost give up because I was walking back and forth around Shiodome for 45 minutes and didn’t find it. One my way to Tochodame station, I was sightseeing to my left and right side (or in indonesian, we called it celingukan :p), and then when my head turn to right, I see some steampunk thingy that made me stop and screaming inside OH WAIT I CHECK IT FIRST FOR A MINUTE.

DSCF4569
This clock is really HUGE I drop my jaw when I saw it with my own eyes.

This clock was designed by Hayao Miyazaki and created by Sachimaru Kunio. The weight was 28 tons, 10 meters tall and 18 meters wide, and took 4 years of work.

The windup hours are:
– Monday to Friday 12:00 15:00 18:00 20:00
– Saturday and Sunday 10:00 12:00 15:00 18:00 20:00
The show starts 3 minutes and 45 seconds before each hour.

Seems like there’s a variety show doing recording at that time, because there are a lot of camera man and some people are gathered to see this yellow creature that I defined it as a chicken.

 

DSCF4574
Anybody can explain to me why this chicken is so famous?

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

At the end of the day, I went to see Tokyo from above at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. Not the best view I have to admit, but it’s free so I can’t complain hehehe.

IMG_3984
Sunset in Tokyo, beautiful as always (if only the glass reflection wasn’t there -_-).
IMG_3985
The skydeck is 360 degree so you can move around take the cityscape picture from a lot of side.

 

That’s all for day one! My feet are so pegal and sengklak but still made it!

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Chapter One: Tokyo – Day 1

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s