Wow. What an incredible trip to Tokyo this has been. I’m currently typing this up as I’m waiting for my flight to board. I have been waiting for this trip…well for pretty much, forever. It’s my very first time in Japan, period. It’s so sad that that’s a statement (since I loveeeee Japanese food and it’s so close to HK) but I have to say…damn worth the 27 years of wait!!!!! 😀
Before I go into Day 1 of my Tokyo TravelwithJess post….let me just say- it has been amazing…aside from my bulging stomach. (I’m wearing gym clothes to the airport….cause everything else is too tight. UGH!)
You can check out some other TravelwithJess posts (in SF) here, (24 hours in Macau post) here and (in Beijing) here! There’s a ton more travel posts on the blog so make sure you check it out on the category side.
TOKYO. Clean, bright and filled to the brim with bomb ass food.
8:15am-READY to board the plane from HK to Haneda 🙂
10:30am– Some breakfast eats on the plane and an episode of Walking Dead!
2:45pm- Arrived at the beautiful Palace Hotel in Tokyo! After a quick shower and nap- we were ready to explore Japan!
~6:00pm– out and about around Ginza before dinner. Love the Tokyo Metro…so clean, nice and convenient.
6:20pm- we arrived early for dinner at Ukai-tei! Yup, a FOOD blog post will be up soon.
6:45pm- we went with the abalone and Ukai selected beef course for 24,840 yen a person (HK$1,745 a person.) SO EXCITED.
7:20pm- this was part of the dinner set we picked…steamed sea urchin with an amazing lime butter cream sauce. OMG. Just look at it. I didn’t expect the flavors to compliment each other so well.
7:35pm- The teppanyaki master at work!
7:45pm- Amazing wagyu beef grilled to PERFECTION. The perfect amount of marbling. We were stuffed!! We also ordered some cocktails/wine! Total came down to about 30,000 yen a person (HK$2,105 a person.)
Around 9pm– since we had an early dinner. We decided to go try drinks at Bar High Five! Walk-in’s welcome.
9:10pm- you tell them what kind of drinks you want and they prepare it for you! This one was the seasonal pineapple cocktail.
9:12pm- I went with this refreshing yuzu, citrus-y cocktail drink!
9:45pm- we tried to fit in one more ramen meal nearby.
9:55pm- It closes at 10:30pm!! We made it…and NO LINE!?!?!?
Nope…was already last order and the restaurant wasn’t taking anyone else in.
Perfect first day in Tokyo! <3 Absolutely loved it. More posts about Japan comin’ at ya!
Lots of <3, Jess