Japan Trip : Tokyo – Akihabara

Japan Trip : Akihabara

After we got off Romancecar at Odakyuu Shinjuku station. Now it’s time for the trip in Tokyo.

After we got off the train. We planned to go to Tokyo Disney Land on the next day but we’re afraid that the ticket may sold out. So we’re going to buy the advanced tickets at Disney Store. The nearest one is at LUMINE EST.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

While they’re busy buying the ticket. I was shopping CD and BD at the nearest HMV store.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

I paid all of my CDs and BDs around 50,000 Yen. Thanks to their Multi-buy promotion or I have to pay more.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

After finished the business at LUMINE EST. We went to the hotel in Shinagawa for leaving all luggage before went to Akihabara for buying earphones. The earphones I’m going to buy is Sony MDR-EX800ST which is sold only at headphones stores or professional audio stores.

I also see the Sony’s 4K TV promoting their kabuki performance in 4K event at Sony Building. They invest a lot for this event.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Then we took the Yamanote line to Akihabara station.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

We’re planing to have a lunch at AKB48 Cafe & Shop but there’re a lot of people queuing. So we have to find the other choices.

AKB48 Cafe & Shop has 5 parts. They are the small shop on the most left where sell a large items, mini theater for events or group customers, take home counter, cafe and the large shop.

The shop here has less items then the one at AKB48 Theater but it has the items fro sister groups and exclusive items. If you want to look around the items before buying or want to buy somethings quickly as the souvenirs for your friends. This shop is the good choice.

At the time I went. The shop is very crowd. I also found the wota dad and son discussing about their oshimens while are  in the queue for paying. It’s very hard to see this in Thailand.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

We moved to Gundam Cafe where is our second choice.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Only smoking zone’s vacant so we have to find the other places for lunch.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Luckily I remembered that there is the delicious okonoiyaki shop in Akihabara UDX.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Akihabara UDX is very near the Akihabara station. If you watch the anime “Oreimo”, it’s the same buidling that has the large screen where Kiririn screams at the anime trailer shown here.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Now we’re at our target “Okonomiyaki Yukari”. This shop is very famous in Ozaka and they open their branch in Tokyo here.

It’s usually full but there weren’t any people on that day. We almost left because we thought it’s closed.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

This shop allows smoking so we’re lucky enough that there weren’t many customers on that day. The ones who smoke left the shop at the time we went in.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The tools for cut and eat okonomiyaki.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

We ordered chesse okonomiyaki and seafood okonomiyaki.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

For those who fear of burning the restaurant due to okonomiyaki cooking. The restaurant will send someone to cook them at the table.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The person who cooked our okonomiyaki is very fluent in English. He also tell us about okonomiyaki history. I know after that he is the higher-up of this restaurant.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Their taste are very good. Seafood one is full of crab leg, shrimp, squid and scallop. Cheese one is taste like pizza. It feels greasy after eat it for a while although eat it with Jalapeno sauce.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Next we went to the e-earphone which is in the alley opposite to Don Quijote.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The shop is in Log 2 Building.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

We saw a large amount of headphones. We came to the right place.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

There’re a lot of demo set here at the items shelves.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The headphone accessories is at the cashier.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The safety use of earphones ads from FitEar is very cute.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Cross the road to AKB48 Thearter at Don Quijote on the 8th floor.

Don Quijote is the discounted store which sells many products such as clothes, cosmetics, toy, etc. On this branch the famous maid cafe @Mate is here too. While you take the escalator to the 8th floor, you will see AKB48 photo, music and video almost every floors.

Because we don’t have any ticket. We can only take the photograph here. The rule of photograph here is don’t take the photo of  TV screen while the performance is shown and don’t take the photo of the members.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Take a photo of Mayuyu.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The name of MVP who watch AKB48 theater 100 times will be listed on this board. The list is very long so it has two boards now. The one I take a photo is the original one.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

The stage on that day is Team A’s Morikawa Ayaka birthday so there is the flower banquet cerebrated her birthday in the lobby.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Bag deposit counter is in the front of theater door.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

If you don’t win the ticket lottery but want to watch the show, you must be in the lobby before they closed the escalator to 8th floor. However they may not allow to do that on some days except who are in the ticket waiting list.

Japan Trip : Akihabara

Found AKB48 team Surprise on the way back to the station.

Next time we will go to TOKYO SKYTREE, the world’s tallest broadcast tower. Please look forward to it.

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