Tokyo, Japan – Day 1

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Image credit to Hyatt Regency

We have a total of 9 travelling together for this Japan trip and we flew direct from Singapore to Narita. As we had a lot of baggage with us this trip and the JR pass would not be activated till 2 days later so we bought the Limousine bus ticket to bring us direct to our accommodation for the next 2 nights: Hyatt Regency Tokyo in Shinjuku. The deluxe twin room was big in Japan standard as they were able to add in the extra bed for us and the room still would have enough space for all to move around. The hotel is at a quiet corner of Shinjuku just opposite to the Metropolitan office where you can go up to the observation area for free to view the Tokyo skyline. Frequent shuttle bus was also provided by the hotel to Shinjuku station or it was just a short 15 minutes walk away.

Limousine bus is about 3000JPY per passenger for 1 way from Narita, slightly more pricey and slower if compared to taking the train but it was much more convenient for all of us considering all our baggages. Bus tickets can be bought on the spot when you arrive into Narita airport.

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By the time we checked in and settled down, it was already close to 7pm and we walked to a nearby popular restaurant for a welcome dinner hosted by Sushi san and me. He chose such a great place (土佐料理 祢保希) that I would highly recommend the food and the view was a bonus for us too. In fact, we tried to go again 1 week later but all 5 branches were full house.

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First served was a cold dish of seasoned vegetables to kick off your sensory journey while waiting for the rest of the dishes.

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Egg plant salad, this would come recommended as the egg plant was very fresh and juicy.

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Roast chicken that was so juicy and tender.

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Deep fried salted local fish which wasn’t very popular and lucky we only order 1 of it.

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Seasoned lotus bud salad, very unique.

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Of course, sashimi is not to be missed in Japan.

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Bonita fish was the speciality of the restaurant and this sashimi is usually paired with garlic and soy instead of wasabi. This one is seared bonita sashimi

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Seared bonita sashimi with sea salt, a tad too salty for me.

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Grilled sushi with fish

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Fish skin stew, very interesting for all of us.

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Cream sauce vegetable coquette, the cream was so nice that even a non coquette lover actually fell for it.

Dinner took almost 2 hours with lots of food and drinks, that we could face the cold wind when walking back to the hotel.

Address:
日本, 東京都新宿区西新宿1丁目26−2 新宿野村ビル50F

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. abraxis
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 05:38:31

    Besides the size of the rooms and the location, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo also has a direct exit/entrance downstairs to Tochomae Station on the Toei Oedo line. Very convenient!

  2. Xuan-er
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 08:31:17

    @abraxis: true but i never use it cos I always walk to the Shinjuku station. I think that station close early like 10ish

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