Tokyo 26 Mar 2014

The last time I stepped into Tokyo territory was in 2009 (excluding my transit to/fro Hokkaido at Haneda airport in 2012). It’s been an awfully long five years, during which Japan went through and then recovered from its tsunami catastrophe.

This time I came by with a friend and we’ll be meeting up with another friend in Tokyo the next day. My main goal is to see the Sakura blossoms which I’ve been thinking about for a really long time. With that activity confirmed in the itinerary, I left the rest of the planning to my friends.

We took a Cathay flight promotion at about SGD680 and reached Tokyo at close to 3pm. After getting a NEX + Suica package at 5,000yen (this includes a round-trip reserved seat ticket to/fro Tokyo station from the Narita airport, as well as a Suica card with 2,000yen value for use at JR lines and subways), we arrived at our accommodation, Khaosan Ninja, located between Bakurocho and Asakusabashi.
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We took some time to settle down into our capsule dorm located on the 5th floor, all stairs, and headed out to Ikebukuro in search of Ichiran ramen.

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Ichiran Ramen at Ikebukuro, Tokyo

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My first meal in Tokyo 🙂

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