Thursday, April 2, 2015

Kit Kat, Ikebukuro Tokyo Store


If you love Kit Kat chocolate wafers and would love to take the challenge to try different kinds of special flavours which you won't be able to find in other countries except in Japan. There are variety special flavours such as Purple Potato, Cinnamon Cookie, European Cheese, Bean Cake and Wasabi, as well as three special varieties created by Japanese chocolatier Yasumasa Takagi: Sublime Bitter, Special Sakura Green Tea and Special Chilli.

When you travel to Tokyo, Japan, you shouldn't miss visiting  the world's first Kit-Kat boutique at Seibu Ikebukurohonten. There are more choices of unique flavours of Kit Kat chocolate wafers to buy for yourself or souvenirs.

Kit Kat Chocolatory Store is located on the basement floor of Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan.

Details:
Address: Seibu department store, 1-28-1, Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo Transport: Ikebukuro Station (JR all lines, Seibu Ikebukuro, Tobu Tojyo, Marunouchi, Yurakucho lines : East Exit) 
Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm; Sun and holidays: 10am-8pm  


Ikebukuro station is situated next to Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, Japan
Ikebukuro station is situated next to Seibu Department Store in Tokyo, Japan

A small Kit Kat Chocolatory Store is located on the basement of Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan
A small Kit Kat Chocolatory Store is located on the basement of Seibu Department Store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, Japan

Kit Kat Chocolatory Store with variety special flavours such as green tea, cherry blossom etc at Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Japan
Kit Kat Chocolatory Store with variety special flavours such as green tea, cherry blossom etc at Ikebukuro in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Thursday, February 12, 2015

    Tokyo Station & Tokyo Tower, Japan


    When you are feeling hungry and running out of ideas to find a good place to dine, you can take a ride to Tokyo Station. Tokyo Station is a 100 year old historical building and the busiest station in Japan which connects you to Tokyo Metro Network and Japan Railways (also known as JR for the high speed trains). Tokyo Station is located in the Marunouchi business district of Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan and also near the Imperial Palace as well as Ginza commercial district. This is a perfect blend between the Western architecture design which is surrounded by the traditional Japanese buildings.

    You will be fascinated by the historical building of a 100 year old Tokyo Station. You can take as many photographs of the exterior building of Tokyo Station within the designated areas which are surrounded by guard rails. You can also take photographs of Marunouchi skyscrapers after crossing the main street from Tokyo Station.

    Tokyo Station is another recommended place to eat in Tokyo, Japan. You can find various kinds of food served at small restaurants located at Kitchen Street in Tokyo Station. The prices can be either at reasonable costs or expensive, depending on your needs.  

    A panaromic view of historical Tokyo Station within Marunouchi district in Tokyo, Japan
    A panaromic view of historical Tokyo Station within Marunouchi district in Tokyo, Japan

    A 100 years old Tokyo Station is the busiest station in Japan, with Tokyo Metro and Tokaido Shinkansen (JR high-speed bullet train) lines
    A 100 years old Tokyo Station is the busiest station in Japan, with Tokyo Metro and Tokaido Shinkansen (JR high-speed bullet train) lines

    The authorities designed a wider pedestrian lane surrounded by guard rails at Tokyo Station,   preventing them from running over by vehicles in Japan
    The authorities designed a wider pedestrian lane surrounded by guard rails at Tokyo Station,   preventing them from running over by vehicles in Japan

    The architecture of Tokyo Station symbolizes the country's modernization and is surrounded by sky scrapers in within Marunouchi in Tokyo, Japan
    The architecture of Tokyo Station symbolizes the country's modernization and is surrounded by sky scrapers in within Marunouchi in Tokyo, Japan

    Walking to the other end of Tokyo Station which is quieter than the main operation side of Tokyo Station with trains coming from Tokyo Metro and JR lines in Japan
    Walking to the other end of Tokyo Station which is quieter than the main operation side of Tokyo Station with trains coming from Tokyo Metro and JR lines in Japan

    The busiest Tokyo Station dealing with trains coming from Tokyo Metro and Tokaido Shinkansen (JR high speed bullet train) lines in Tokyo, Japan
    The busiest Tokyo Station dealing with trains coming from Tokyo Metro and Tokaido Shinkansen (JR high speed bullet train) lines in Tokyo, Japan

    I was fascinated to Japanese Culture as everything is designed in an order and systematic which is easy for us to abide like traffic and escalator rules in Japan
    I was fascinated to Japanese Culture as everything is designed in an order and systematic which is easy for us to abide like traffic and escalator rules in Japan

    My favourite Tulips exhibition outside of Tokyo Station in Japan
    My favourite Tulips exhibition outside of Tokyo Station in Japan

    Affordable restaurants and food stalls within Kitchen Street at Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan
    Affordable restaurants and food stalls within Kitchen Street at Tokyo Station in Tokyo, Japan

    Restaurants ensure customers enjoy their privacy and comfort during their meals by placing a divider on the table while sharing the table besides hanging your coat in front of your table in Tokyo, Japan
    Restaurants ensure customers enjoy their privacy and comfort during their meals by placing a divider on the table while sharing the table besides hanging your coat in front of your table in Tokyo, Japan

    And, these are some night photos of Tokyo Tower before heading back to our hotel. Tickets to the main observatory decks of Tokyo Tower and Tokyo Sky Tree can be rather quite expensive if you are on budget trip to Japan. Well, there is an alternative way to visit the observatory deck for free, at the Government buildings such as Observation Deck: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at Shinjuku, Tokyo.


    On the way to Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan
    On the way to Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

    Walking up the hill as we were heading towards Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan
    Walking up the hill as we were heading towards Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

    Close up with Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan
    Close up with Tokyo Tower in Tokyo, Japan

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  • Saturday, December 6, 2014

    Akihabara Anime, Manga and Maid Cafe in Tokyo, Japan


    We are heading to Akihabara after our lunch meals at Shibuya. Akihabara is located in the central district of Tokyo, which is a popular place for Japan's otaku (male nerds) who are obsessive with anime, manga, video games and computer goods (as well computer parts too). I am not an otakus (the term for female otaku) but I am curious to explore some of the stores at Akihabara.
    Beside that, there are many interesting Maid cafes or Cosplay restaurants at Akihabara district. Due to my limited time at Akihabara, I don't get the opportunity to experience at a maid cafe or cosplay restaurant. It is not difficult to search for a maid cafe as there are many pretty maids standing and distributing leaflets, to promote their maid cafes nearby Akihabara Station. As when you step into the maid cafe, the maids will bow and greet customers in friendly mode besides offering them towels and menus as well as exchanging some basic interactions. This is  strictly clean service as customers have to obey the basic etiquette and rules when patronizing a maid cafe. Customers are forbidden to touch and take pictures of the maids, asking for their personal contacts and staking their privacy. 

    It is highly recommended to get to Akihabara Station by riding on JR Yamanote (the Green Metro Train which runs in a loop in Tokyo city.) JR Yamanote connects you to popular districts of Shinjuku, Shibuya, Harajuku, Tokyo Station, Ueno and Ikebukuro without changing the trains at a short distance of traveling.


    Arriving Akihabara at the train station in Tokyo, Japan
    Arriving Akihabara at the train station in Tokyo, Japan

    Pretty maids promote maid cafes at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
    Pretty maids promote maid cafes at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

    Famous Labi and Sega stores at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
    Famous Labi and Sega stores at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

    Akihabara is popular for video games, manga, anime and computer goods in Tokyo, Japan
    Akihabara is popular for video games, manga, anime and computer goods in Tokyo, Japan

    One of the maid cafes can be seen nearby Akihabara Station in Tokyo, Japan
    One of the maid cafes can be seen nearby Akihabara Station in Tokyo, Japan

    You can find anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara streets in Tokyo, Japan
    You can find anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara streets in Tokyo, Japan

    A popular Sofmap is selling all kinds of anime, manga and video games at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
    A popular Sofmap is selling all kinds of anime, manga and video games at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

    There are rows of anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo, Japan
    There are rows of anime, manga, video games and computer goods along Akihabara Electric Town in Tokyo, Japan

    An interesting softdrink dispenser machine with co-sponsor by Sega at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
    An interesting softdrink dispenser machine with co-sponsor by Sega at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

    A shop sells anime and manga at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan
    A shop sells anime and manga at Akihabara in Tokyo, Japan

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