Monday, 2 May 2016

Day 2 in Tokyo (Part 2)

Marunouchi Brick Square,

I had some time to browse through Marunouchi BRICK SQUARE. Its basically a shopping zone, I did shop a little and ate a little, I had lunch here too. Their restaurant list is impressive, from Italian French to Chinese cuisines. They have western style grill at Manhattan Grill.

Next stop Ginza! 

Ginza is is a district of Chūō, Tokyo, located south of Yaesu and Kyōbashi, west of Tsukiji, east of Yūrakuchō and Uchisaiwaichō, and north of Shinbashi, thanks to Wiki, we now know the exact location of Ginza. Its Singapore's Orchard Road. Everything at Ginza is upscale, the departmental stores, boutiques, restaurants and coffee shops are upscaled, as in you will find international labels here. To think Ginza was a swamp during the 16th century,

Ginza is now a popular destination on weekends, the main north-south artery is closed to traffic since the 1960s, under governor Ryokichi Minobe. 

When night falls, we had dinner at an authentic Japanese restaurant. We had language barrier because they can only speak Japanese. Ordering was a hassle, but the tasting was fantastic! 

After dinner, we walked some more because there were more shops to see at Shibuya. 109 is a name of a departmental store at Shibuya, it is taken from the Japanese characters tō (meaning 10) and kyū (9) as in Tōkyū. Smart huh? We end the day with few drinks at an Irish pub before we head back to the hotel. 

What a fruitful day!

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