I want to let everyone know that I’m “sumimasen-ing” all over the place!!! It was my phrase of the day! I’m saying it without thinking twice about it now.
Speaking of thinking about it twice, hubby used to confuse arigato and konichiwa and now, I find that I’m confusing it also which is probably karma as I paid him out badly for it. He’d walk past someone on the street and say “arigato” then keep walking. I’d love to know what they were thinking.
This morning hasn’t started off great in that it’s been raining all night. It’s not cold. It’s pretty muggy, but the rain means we can’t go walking. The pics above were taken from our balcony. I was up early again and now can’t do anything. That’s a bit depressing.
Seeing as we were up so early, we had a second breakfast. This time courtesy of the Family Mart that’s thirty metres away (dangerous) and look at what I scored for not much more than 500 yen.
Ahhh, you wonderful treats that delight my taste buds. I miss you already.
Tomorrow we’re going on a tour (won’t spoil it by saying where yet!) and the tour was booked online. Because I want to make sure everything is correct and that we have the right meeting spot, hubby and I went to Shinjuku. The only info I had was that the pick up is from Keio Plaza Hotel but I wasn’t given the time. Inconvenient.
So we braved the weather. When we got to Shinjuku it was still raining.
We found the hotel the tour is leaving from and confirmed the departure time. All good.
Seeing as we were so close to the Tokyo Government Building and it was still mostly an undercover walk to get there, we decided to go on and see that.
Only to be met by the sign on the right.
No!!! They’re not allowed to be closed on a rainy day when there’s nothing much else to do!!!
We we went back to the station and walked around the shops. Looked at the food. Got hungry, got a little bored. Walked around in circles.
They’ve got one of those food areas where you can buy all kinds of food. Sadly, not many were offering samples. I would have loved to have tried some of the foods I saw. I didn’t even know what half of it was! So many people. And the food is packaged and packaged and packaged. Layer after layer of wrapping and packaging.
I’ve seen the restaurant “La Pausa” about the place here and was craving some kind of pasta. I would have had ramen but every place we went to had a line up and we didn’t want to wait. So, we went to La Pausa which is an Italian restaurant.
I took a pic of their lunch menu.
They didn’t have an English menu so we had to try to decipher ourselves.
Because I wanted to try something different. I had the one on the bottom right.
And that pic to the left is what I was given. Look ok doesn’t it? I mean, it’s not Italian and the egg on top was cold which was a bit weird but it tasted pretty good. There was some sort of cheesy sauce on the bottom too.
There are so many Italian restaurants here!! But they’re all like this. It’s “Italian” but with a Japanese spin.
As it was still pouring with rain we decided to take an afternoon break – it’s supposed to clear up later today.
I’m not sure if we are still a bit jet lagged (you can use that excuse for just about anything when travelling) but we lay down and when we stirred again it was 9pm. Changing time zones and 4am wake ups will do that to you!
We had a few museums and other indoor activities planned but that went out the window!
We went for a bit of a late night walk but there are no photos to prove it so did it really happen??
I’m so excited about tomorrow I’m barely going to be able to sleep!!!