Sunday, March 15, 2015

Diver City, Odaiba, Tokyo Japan

It was concert day today, we knew gates opened by 10:30am but we decided to drop by Odaiba for lunch and of course to see the enormous gundam statue. It was going to be crowded at the concert hall so I decided to just bring my GoPro Hero 3 and see if there's any use. Most of the time we were just using my mobile phone, LG G3 for this itinerary. 

Going here should land you to Tokyo Teleport Station.

I was in full gear tourist mode.


Diver City is well known for its shopping malls, hotels and leisure options. This building is the Fuji TV Building. Japan's headquarter of Fuji Television network. I've read tourists can also visit the futuristic building to catch some popular TV goodies and programs.

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This wide area is clean surrounding of Diver City. Parking spaces, bridge and a small garden. If you observed that red wheel shaped. Its a ferris wheel. Underneath it is a Leisureland which is a huge entertainment section for games and arcades. The geeks safest haven.

We came from the mall entrance so this is the view when we were approaching the this baby, a 1/1 Scale Gundam RX-78-2. We are not gundam enthusiasts but yes, it is a must see for tourists. There is a gundam cafe where we passed by. I wonder why we didn't dine in. I think it was because there was an event that day. See those people lined up? Too bad we were not able to catch the presentation during night time whereas it is said to emit smoke and incredible light setup.




There is another shopping mall adjacent to Diver City Mall called Aqua City. It has an all ramen themed food court and you can tasted all kinds of Ramen from all over Japan! Oh I can't believe we missed it! We had so little time to explore for more sitings as we were late for the concert. 

Address: Japan, 〒135-0064 Tokyo, Koto, Aomi, 1−1−10
Phone:+81 3-6380-7800
Hours: Monday through Sunday - 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Kyushu Jangara Ramen Harajuku, Japan

Dang! I forgot to insert this one before we left for Metropolitan Gov't Building.

With our tired feet, we went back to the Kyushu Jangara Ramen's famous branch is Harajuku. Yuzu introduced us to its juicy tonkatsu meat ramen.

It is a usual small restaurant but is built of 2 floors. We decided to get into the 2nd floor so we could also watch the people passing by downstairs. As we ascended into the stairs and let the family take the tiny lift, we saw the walls are heavily pasted with posters and manga illustrations.


We immediately found a table which is just when we walked in, right in front of the door. There's only 2 tables since the common seats are single ones like those in a bar. We took the menu as soon as were seated and checked on the photos. Yes, English menu is indeed available. Yuzu advised everything tastes good so we can choose anything.  

 Sssshhhh! Sakura is ZZZzzzzz

Since I am no fan of spicy, I ordered:
Kyūshū Jangara Miso - "Miso taste cheering straight miso flavor with a tangy and subtle spicy. Scent of traditional specialties alignment miso boasts. Awase (mixed) Miso taste."


My husband, Jr wants spicy so he got the Karabon: Blend of dozen of pungent spices to taste of "Bonshan". Hot spicy "Bonshan"


One of the meal posters
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I love how the eggs are boiled. Not just boiled, stewed boiled with a special sauce. I am amazed how these eggs are cooked, I haven't checked on google because I know I won't be able to learn how to cook ramen. This is one of the best ramen I've tasted because of its miso soup and I've always loved the  fresh ramen noodle. I am not a fan of its pork. I've tasted several kinds of ramen but I can only remember one ramen where I ate its pork meat. It was in Daikokuya here in Singapore, ramen is called Sapporo.

Location: 1-13-21 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan