Tokyo, Japan – Day 7(c)

Ebisu garden walk
Snuggled between Meguro and Shibuya, Ebisu is a little more laid back spot than its surrounding areas and Yebisu Garden Place offer a fairly pleasant promenade and relaxed shopping area. The red building is Benugo Coffee Shop which we just walked past.

Dinner was sky dinning with Boon-chan, where she brought me to this really nice okonomiyaki place where I got an excellent view of the Tokyo city and had freshly made tofu with a dash of salt, 2 different type of of okonomiyaki and the best gyoza I had ever tasted. It was flat and crispy and although it felt like the usual wantan we had back at home but the sauce was so good. I would have gone for a second order if it was not because I had another round of eating. Finally had some Ebisu beer at Yebisu!

渋谷区恵比寿4-20-3 恵比寿ガ-デンプレイスタワ-38F

tokyo aerial view
The view from the restaurant, we were there at 530pm and there was still day light, the times I was there. Tokyo was always cloudy and I never had the chance for blue sky. Tokyo looks soooooooooo densely packed here.

do you see the sakura
Do you see the rows of Sakura trees lining the road near the school?

sun set
The sun started to set at 6 plus.

night view

Roppongi Hills (六本木ヒルズ Roppongi Hiruzu?), also known as ‘Artelligent City,’ is one of Japan’s largest integrated property developments, located in the Roppongi district of Minato, Tokyo. Constructed by building tycoon Minoru Mori, the mega-complex incorporates office space, apartments, shops, restaurants, cafés, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a major TV studio, an outdoor amphitheater, and a few parks. The centerpiece is the 54-story Mori Tower. Mori’s stated vision was to build an integrated development where high-rise inner-urban communities allow people to live, work, play, and shop in proximity to eliminate commuting time.


rongppongi hills view
View from the viewing gallery from Mori Towers, 1 of my favorite photos from the night. As we were sitting there, we saw the Tokyo Towers changed colors and fireworks far out from Disneyland.  The fireworks was such a nice surprise… 🙂

Champagne anyone? Always needed to congratulate Y san’s graduation, do you know in Japan, Sakura blooming do not only represent spring is here too, it is also the time for graduation, school starting, change of jobs, and retirements etc. おめてどうございます、Yさん

chicken rice
Surprise supper location! This is a pretty popular place for Singapore food, trust the Japanese, they actually had an instruction menu on how to eat the chicken rice. Taste of chicken rice was much more mild compared to our oily fragrant rice. I still prefer my chicken drumstick over chicken breast selection. A small portion is about 1000 yen….. It was heart warming to see so many Japanese patrons there enjoying our local food. 1 of the employees there was a Singapore student and he spoke such good Japanese that put me to so much shame on my struggle with the language. 😛

Hainan Jeefan Shokudo
6-11-16 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. monkeycrab
    May 02, 2010 @ 12:05:48

    I find the name of the chicken rice place very interesting! Hainan Jeefan Shokudo!!!

  2. Xuan-er
    May 02, 2010 @ 12:07:32

    Jeefan = chicken rice ba? =P

  3. abraxis
    May 03, 2010 @ 15:19:30

    Yebisu at Ebisu Gardens! Awesome beer, isn’t it? Did you hit the gift shop in the Beer Museum? There was a Yebisu flavored jelly that was good!

    Roppongi Hills…one of my favorite hotels is part of that complex.

  4. Xuan-er
    May 05, 2010 @ 20:32:31

    no, i did not, maybe next time =)

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