shopping at Ikebukuro

After the tiredness day to Hakone, we decided to hold back the plan to Kamakura on the forth day. Just too lazy to have another one-hour train ride, also don’t want to tire the kids.

We wake up quite late on that day and lazing in the room until afternoon. Our destination for the day is shopping exploring Ikebukuro. Since we are staying in Ikebukuro, so we don’t have to take any train or buses, instead our transport for the day is our feet.

We first explore around the west and north Ikebukuro which is near to the hotel we stayed, then only we headed to the east Ikebukuro. East Ikebukuro is in another side of the JR station and it is much busier.

We have our lunch at a famous ramen restaurant from Osaka. The ramen here in Tokyo is not as nice as the one in Osaka. But, one thing good about this ramen restaurant is, they serve porridge, rice + ramen soup.

We headed to Sunshine City which is just opposite the ramen restaurant. Bring the kids to Toy ‘R’ Us and have our first shopping spree at Uniqlo. Uniqlo is a common brand in Japan, their clothes is cheap and the fabric is good although it is made in China. :)

After that, we went to Tokyu Hands to search for the bento tools. There are a lot but most of the items in my list are sold out, especially the collection of pooh! Anyway, I just try my best to grab whatever they have.

It is a fruitful shopping day. Really can’t imagine if I shopping at Shinjuku and not Ikebukuro, there must be even more fruitful!

This is ramen restaurant we went …

Kid Utensil was served without asking

While waiting for the ramen…..

The porridge ramen

The ramen

Uniqlo, see the star blinking effect from the light? My S80 showing sign of retire… :)

And some of the photo of the street in Ikebukuro => here…. I am using DC to snap the photo, with one hand, and some of the photo is snap while walking.

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