It’s my brother’s graduation today so we all went to Tokyo Daigaku. It started drizzling since early in the morning and stayed that way until late afternoon. I mean it didn’t rain hard but since it lasted long it’s kinda annoying. Anyway, the graduation ceremony was held only in a small hall. Different from graduation ceremony in Indonesia that usually lasts for hours and is full of many speeches, the one that I attended in Tokyo was short. It started at 10 and finished at 11.15.
After the graduation, we went to Ginhachidon for lunch. It’s a restaurant that serves rice with seafood on its top, located across the university. I ordered rice with salmon, minced tuna and scallions for JPY 500. The tuna wasn’t cooked but it tasted really fresh. The rice was served with miso soup, as you can see in the photo.
The next place that we visited was Ginza, since I had never been there and I’d like to go to Loft. Different from Loft in Shibuya that consists of many levels, the one in Ginza only has one level. As expected, I went crazy there and bought many stuffs, from make-up to notebooks. I could spend hours only in Loft, to be honest! Muji is also right on the top of Loft, and this one in Ginza also has Muji cafe. We also stopped at the biggest branch of Uniqlo here in Tokyo. Since it offers many choices, I surrendered to the temptation and bought a pop-art bag and a skirt *sigh*
My brother had a plan to visit one cafe everyday before we left Tokyo, and today we had some coffee at Doutor, still in Ginza. For this autumn, they serve Marron Latte, coffee with chestnut syrup. It’s too sweet for my taste actually, but it’s quite comforting for the rainy day. This branch of Doutor isn’t really big but I found it comfortable since it’s not located in the main street thus the atmosphere is calm and quiet.
That day we had dinner at Hamazushi in Kita Ayase, 20 minute walk from my brother’s apartment. It’s a sushi restaurant that sells sushi for JPY 100 per plate! It was delicious, and I think we ate around 30 plates (the people at the table next to us ate around 70 plates. CRAZY)? I also ate sea urchin sushi for the time, recommended by my sister in law. I didn’t like it hahaha. The highlight from the dinner was actually the dessert, egg pudding. The pudding was so soft, creamy without being too thick. I could eat this everyday, really!
Since it’s bright outside, we decided to have picnic at Ueno Park and visit Ueno Zoo! We bought our lunch at a supermarket then after that we’re looking for a nice place to sit and eat. We found a perfect spot near the pond. Even though it’s turning cloudy, thank God it didn’t turn into rain.
Satisfied with our lunch (of course because the chicken katsu I had was huge!), we took a stroll around the park, heading to the zoo. I always enjoy visits to the park because it always feels nice to be surrounded by the trees and to see other people enjoying the park as well.
Ueno Zoo was built in the 19th century, and the ticket price is JPY 600. For now, the most popular animal is the big panda, Shin Shin. Yes, we got to see him having his lunch.
The zoo was pretty big, and walking around it got my legs really, really tired. But it was fun! I always love seeing many kinds of animals 🙂
There’s nothing much to write about my trip to Yokohama because I basically went there only to see WINNER (you can find the fan-account here). I also spent the last day in Tokyo in Shibuya again, and I won’t write it because it would be boring. All in all, it was another fun, memorable trip to Tokyo. I got to visit places I had never visited before, saw many interesting stuffs, went to WINNER’s concert and truly spent the precious moment with the people I love. I’m planning to visit Japan again, but this time I wanna go to Osaka and Kyoto since I’ve never been there. Hopefully next year, I’m still looking for the perfect time. But for now, let’s work hard and save hard!