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.
While they’re busy buying the ticket. I was shopping CD and BD at the nearest HMV store.
I paid all of my CDs and BDs around 50,000 Yen. Thanks to their Multi-buy promotion or I have to pay more.
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.
Then we took the Yamanote line to Akihabara station.
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.
We moved to Gundam Cafe where is our second choice.
Only smoking zone’s vacant so we have to find the other places for lunch.
Luckily I remembered that there is the delicious okonoiyaki shop in Akihabara UDX.
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.
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.
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.
The tools for cut and eat okonomiyaki.
We ordered chesse okonomiyaki and seafood okonomiyaki.
For those who fear of burning the restaurant due to okonomiyaki cooking. The restaurant will send someone to cook them at the table.
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.
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.
Next we went to the e-earphone which is in the alley opposite to Don Quijote.
The shop is in Log 2 Building.
We saw a large amount of headphones. We came to the right place.
There’re a lot of demo set here at the items shelves.
The headphone accessories is at the cashier.
The safety use of earphones ads from FitEar is very cute.
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.
Take a photo of Mayuyu.
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.
The stage on that day is Team A’s Morikawa Ayaka birthday so there is the flower banquet cerebrated her birthday in the lobby.
Bag deposit counter is in the front of theater door.
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.
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.