Monday, December 29, 2008

Tokyo DisneySea

Due to New Year Holiday Season, Tokyo Disneyland was overbooked. We then headed for the nearby Tokyo DisneySea but it was so crowded that we could not play anything. In this picture Dear stood in despair before the Indiana Jones Adventure. It would have taken us about three hours to stand in line waiting for the ride.

Tower of Terror


Beautiful parades at Tokyo DisneySea

--and beautiful flowers too...


We enjoyed eating the much-awaited Matsusaka beef yakiniku at Rokkasen.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


There happened to be a famous Japanese cartoon festival on display at Odaiba at the time we arrived. Hundreds of Jap animation fans flocked patiently trying to enter the festival.

We had Ramen at lunch time at Venus Fort Shopping Mall at Odaiba.

Fuji Television Studio Building at Odaiba

Gold Needle Statue

Dear stands in front of the Mega Web Toyota Motor Showcase, the Exhibition Hall of Toyota car makers

The replica of the Statue of Liberty


On Sunday afternoon we visited Harajuku, an area between Shinjuku and Shibuya. Harajuku has many small stores, like Soi Lalaisap in Bangkok, which caters to youth fashions. We have seen a lot of Japanese teenagers dressed in any fashion style they preferred hanging out on the streets.

Ninja Restaurant

We had dinner at Ninja Retaurant.

Dear was looking at a kind of cookies in the form of Ninja throwing stars.

We found that while other dishes were average, the Japanese beef steak there was great!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sky Deck at Mori Art Museum

Beef Rice near the Roppongi Hills

C&C, the famous fast food curry rice, is located inside the Shinjuku Station. The food there was very good and very cheap. We ate there three times during our five days at Tokyo.

Friday, December 26, 2008


At Yanaka cemetery which is famous for beautiful cherry blossoms in April.

At Ueno public park

Tokyo - December 2008

Dear and I went to Tokyo, Japan. The purpose of this trip was, frankly, to eat Japanese food.

We stayed at Shiragawago Hotel in Kabukijo in Shinjuku. The hotel is small but cheap and very convenient as it is only 10 minutes walk to the Shinjuku Station.

Tokyu Hands is my favourite shopping place.

Dear, as I called him the "Silent Guide", looked at the compass I bought from Tokyu Hands in order to assist him to find the correct paths and not to get lost.


Dear guaranteed the sushi at Ougi Sushi in Shinjuku was great!

Our favourites were Uni, Toro, and Ikura sushi.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Lunch with Tum and her colleagues

Tum always invites me to the annual New Year Lunch which she hosts for her colleagues. This year we go to Coca Restaurant on Surawongse Road.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Wang Nam Khieo

We went to Wang Nam Khieo and stayed overnight at Narisa Place, Thai Samaggi.

As there were five men and five women in our group, we rented two resort houses. The above is Baan Natavudh for the ladies. The house is new and comfortable. The environment is beautiful and quiet. There were beds, comforters and towels for everyone, with TV, hot showers, refrigerators, breakfast, etc. Narisa Place should be very famous in the future.

Vegetable farms are quite common in Wang Nam Khieo.

On the way back home, we stopped at Jim Thompson Farm, 50 kilometres from Wang Nam Khieo. The Farm is opened for the public during the New Year Season. However, since it was very crowded, we just walked around and took some pictures.