Day 2 - 24 April
Both Ivan and me made a trip down to Asakusa to find our manga sensei, Hafiz, whose lodging is in a private dorm, and also to visit the Asakusa Shrine. Due to some my photos being too big, I'll only upload a few pics from now on.
While at the shrine, I never would have guessed that "this" is still there.
Yup, its Sakura. Before I left for this trip, when I saw the snapshot of Tokyo in the newspaper, I thought to myself that I have already missed the season. It seems like lady luck is by my side as I managed to see Sakura in late bloom period in the shrine and along a river which wind through Asakusa area.
However the search for our manga sensei is not going well. Again lady luck has not forsaken us, we visited this internet cafe and bought ourselves 15 minutes online time. The shopowner was very helpful and aided us in finding the private dorm, and we successfully met up with Hafiz.
Then its off to Ueno for some shopping. Bought a pack of Yugioh GOLD series and I got foil Jinzo and foil Mirror-force. We loitered around until its time to head over to Shinkuju for some night activity.
While in Shinjuku, I tried out this awesome doughnut from Krispy Kreme Doughnuts & Coffee.
The Krispy Kreme doughnuts is a MUST TRY. Located opposite to Takashimaya Time Square, Shinjuku. The queue is usually 20-40 minutes long. But their service is awesome.
In order to keep the customers, they give away free doughnuts, fresh from the oven.The sugar glazed doughnut felt warm in the chilly evening spring winds and warm doughnuts felt so soft, like marshmallow. >////<
The glazing made the outside feel crunchy while the soft fluffy inside is heavenly.
The doughnut help to keep me warm while waiting for Hafiz.
Treated to tonkatsu for dinner by Ivan's Ojisan and after dinner we (including Hafiz and another of his friend, Song De) head over to the nightlife of Shinjuku.
After the activity there, both Ivan and me managed to catch the last train back to Ikebukuro and I swear, from all that rushing and running, its the only time whcih I sweat that much.
Shall blog about other days soon.