Winter wonderland in Tokyo – Day 1 & 2

Finally after nine long years, I get to visit Japan again! To the land of ramen, culture and innovative inventions. This is my first time visiting in the cold winter and I certainly love the weather there. A real good respite from the hot weather we all face in the little red dot we call home. My family and I took the night flight via the Singapore Airlines and reach Nippon at 6 A.M, ready to start the day right! Staying at Shibuya Excel Tokyo gave us a good view of the iconic Shibuya Crossing together with the very spacious four-bedded room.

We started the day with a good coffee at the Excelsior Cafe while waiting for the shops to open at 10 A.M and so that we could check in to the hotel at 2 P.M. As character fan, the first place to visit is definitely the new Parco shopping center which had the Pokemon center, Nintendo shop, One Piece, Monster hunter and many more! Unfortunately, as it was a Saturday, the crowd was crazy and I did not manage to enter the Nintendo shop but nevertheless some pictures were taken below! Shibuya is really huge and one day is definitely not enough, there are large departmental stores, Mocha Cat Cafe, Shibuya 101, Tokyu Hands and many more…

With the intention of buying a Gen 2 Nintendo Switch, Yodobashi Camera @Akihabara was the go to place! Purchased a Nintendo Switch at 299K yen (around SGD$376) together with an additional set of Joycon with Mario Party. Great deals when there was also a 10% discount and 5% credit card discount when you pay by Visa.