Tokyo Day 1 – Lost to MinamiSenju
Actually this is a delayed post by 2 days, as I already arrived in Tokyo 2 days ago. Upon of my arrival at 7am, its freakin cold. Its already spring in Japan, but the weather range is from 3C to 12C.. Super cold for me who has been living in a hot climate country
From Narita to Ueno, took the Limited Express.. Kinda cheapest around. Arrived in Ueno at noon and got myself SUICA. From from here the adventure begins. It so happen that I did not thoroughly study where my Hotel actually situated causes me loosing alot of time and energy.
The free maps that i picked up at the airport are in English alright, but its not detailed as not all street names are in there. So I do not know where I am actually. And my nokia 5800xm GPS isnt helpful either as the map is not detailed and up to date (may hotel is not in the accommodation list.
Thank god that the locals were very helpful eventhough they do not speak english. I felt all my wasted times watching animu and jdrama paid me back well, as I could at least grasp the basic of the basic of left, right red light, Joban, Eki etc etc..
Arrived at the hotel at 2pm, and went to sleep due to tiredness. So basically it was my fault to think that its possible to walk from Ueno JR station to Minami-senju. I did not went anywhere on Day1 aside from getting to know the neighborhood’s marts.
This is what the neighborhood where I stayed for now looked like. pretty laid back.
Late lunch/tea time snacks ;__; Meronpan with crossaint(sp?) and a pack of yakult.
At dinnertime, a friend drop by and taught me on how to get proper foods and go about in tokyo using various JR lines. As a muslim, I cant simply eat stuff here, whats more that I cant read the ingredients as i has 0 japanese reading abilities.
Tried the take out ebi tempura set bento
Guess one cant simply slide into Japan and assume everything will go Keikaku doori
TL note: keikaku means plan