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Trip to Kyoto (Day 2)

There is no sign of Typhoon 6 in Kyoto.

Visited a friend and had a wonderful time; I feel fresh.

It’s a hot day so wanted to eat a nice Uji Matcha Kakigori (Uji Green Tea Shaved Ice) in Kyoto.

We visited few Japanese cafes but all had a long queue.

I gave up on a nice Uji Matcha Kakigori, then decided to further continue shopping at JR Isetan Kyoto, Kyoto Station before returning to Tokyo.

This time I bought many hair clips of Complex Biz because a lady is so good at teaching me new hair styles.

I happily bought these. hahaha

I bought Eki Ben (Boxed Food for on the Train) and Kyoto Craft Beer (Dark Beer) for Shinkansen.

I had Mango Ice Cream for dessert.

This was a great break for me.

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Trip to Kyoto (Day 1)

I had sushi at Sushi Train Kantaro at Tokyo Station before departing for Kyoto.

I can take a plate freely from sushi train or order through the digital order system.

When it’s ready, it will arrive on the truck above.

We had many sushi.

Now I’m ready to depart for Kyoto by Shinkansen.

I had my dessert, seasonal ice cream/mango ice cream, and coffee, on the Shinkansen.

Typhoon 6 is approaching; therefore, there is no sign of Mt. Fuji today.

I’m glad that I’ve safely arrived Kyoto without any delay.

I like Japanese traditional things and started shopping at Kyoto Station: Kyoto Souvenir Shop Iwai.

Finally, I checked in at our usual hotel in Kyoto, Kyoto Century Hotel and went out for shopping at JR Kyoto Isetan, Kyoto Station.

I know I should shop in Tokyo because no much of difference.

However, when I’m in Tokyo, I always have something to do and I could not find time for no plan shopping.

Usually. the department store welcomes us with cosmetics.

I love the colour that was available last year – one of Les 4 Ombrés series.

I’ve been hunting for it or similar colour and I learned that popular cosmetics can run out fast.

True enough I get one product that is only one left.

I’ve got samples for Lifting!

I shall try them!

I continued shopping for clothes.

I had so much fun shopping and window shopping.

The store closed at 8 pm so we had no choice but stop shopping.

We had Kyoto cuisine at Manju, Underground Shopping Area Porta, Kyoto Station.

Kyoto Craft Beer

And Kyoto Seasonal Set.

We enjoyed a slow walk back to hotel after dinner by looking at Kyoto Iconic Buildings.

Kyoto Station, Central Exit.

Kyoto Tower

I love visiting Kyoto and I never get board!

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Tokyo Midtown Roppongi Loves Summer 2019 (Suntory)

Suntory is sponsoring events at Tokyo Midtown Roppongi under the theme of Loves Summer.

My niece and I enjoyed cooling down at the stream.

The roof changes in various colours such as blue, green, pink, white, etc.

Choco waited for us patiently. Good Boy!

The park turns into a nice Japanese Style Opened Air Restaurant: Roku Midpark Lounge.

We can purchase drinks and food to dine here.

Soon I will try their Japanese craft gin – Roku.

There is a light and mist digital art show at the garden of the Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

I watched it with Choco and Choco seems to enjoy it, too. hahaha

Our evening walk would be fun.

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Tokyo Midtown Summer Loves 2019 (Stamp Rally)

My niece came over to spend long weekend with me.

We participated few programmes at Tokyo Midtown Roppongi under the theme of Tokyo Midtown Summer Loves 2019.

We visited an exhibition introducing beauty of creature and arts with these beauty at 21_21 Design Sight.

We found a stamp rally table so we decided to participate in collecting six stamps of insects to gat a glittering sticker sheet at Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

We visited six places to collect six stamps.

Unfortunately, a sticker sheet is for children only and I couldn’t get one.

My niece happily put them on her favorite Precure (the Pretty Cure).

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Belated Father’s Day

It’s an once in a month flower arrangement class day.

I look forward seeing my class mates for chatting and arranging flower do relax me well.

I had a dinner appointment with my parents; therefore, I couldn’t stay for tea.

Dad wanted to go to Nihonbashi Kiyokawa for eel dinner.

We had our dinner at nice Washitsuka (Japanese room).

There is a small Japanese garden at the corridor.

This restaurant has 145 years of history and the building is 90 years old.

The building became Japanese tangible properties last year.

And we had this restaurant to ourselves only.

How exclusive and luxurious.

Food is also good; I started with Unagi (eel) Cola.

It doesn’t taste eel but it’s with eel essence.

I also had nice Akita Sake Shirakamisanchi,

It was a nice belated Father’s Day with my parents.

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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Official Tickets

Originally, the deadline for applying Tokyo Olympics 2020 official tickets was at 23:59 hrs of 28 May 2019.

I applied some on 27 May 2019 and the traffic to the official website was smooth, VERY smooth.

The following day, on the deadline day, I applied more tickets using Dad’s name at late evening of 28 May 2019.

Wow, the waiting time appeared on the screen and it says more than an hour and I’m to be connected after 298,405 people.

The screen hasn’t changed for few hours.

Nonetheless, I managed to applied and received the confirmation for my submission before 11:59 of 28 May 2019, but I was close.

According to the screen and TV news, Olympics Committee has decided to extend the closing of application for the tickets to the following day before 11:59 am due to the heavy traffic to the official website.

Now I’m waiting for the result on 20 June 2019.

I’m hoping to get at least one ticket to experience feeling being at the memorable Tokyo Olympics 2020.

to the application form

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Trump’s Visit to Tokyo

I returned from Australia and I was surprised to see many police men in my neighborhood: Roppongi Area.

Soon I found why; President Trump was invited as the first State Guest of the new Emperor Naruhito.

American Embassy is located in the area and Prime Minister Abe was planning to take Mr. and Mrs. Trump for a dinner at the restaurant in Roppongi.

I felt very safe when I was walking in the park at night because I bumped into a police man every 5-10 m. hahaha.

I pitied police men because Trump’s Visit was on 25 – 28 May 2019 and Roppongi was crowded by people due to the event: Roppongi Art Night on 25 – 26 May 2019.

The arts were displayed.

And there was the free opened air documentary movie on Banksy.

I met up with parents for dinner.

It was difficult to get a table on Saturday, 25 May 2019.

I visited few restaurants and I managed to get a table that was just cleared at Le Pain Quotidien, Tokyo Midtown Roppongi.

I usually come here for a brunch and it was my first time having a dinner here.

I even like their dinner menu!

It’s simple, fresh, delicious and economical.

The restaurant is highly recommended for dinner as well!