We’re back with another post! Sorry for the delay, we had some issues with our editing software so we had to fix that first. But that doesn’t matter anymore because Tokyo Day 2 is here! This post will be quite short because it’s just about Disneyland and Akihabara!
If you’re planning to go to Disneyland or DisneySea, make sure you buy your tickets beforehand instead of lining up to buy them on the day itself, because it saves you a lot of time. You can either buy them online, or at a Disney store- we bought our tickets from the latter in Shibuya on the night before. You can also check the expected amount of visitors for each day on certain websites, so you can plan to go on a day with less people. Remember to check the weather forecast because you won’t want your trip to be ruined by rain! DisneySea opens from 8:30am to 10pm on weekdays, and 8:00am to 10pm on weekends.
Seeing people walking around Disneyland or DisneySea (or any other Disney theme park) with Minnie Mouse ears is not a rare sight, these ears come in all sorts of colours and designs- but we settled for the classic ones hehe. We got ours for 1,200 JPY each.
DisneySea is considered the most beautiful Disney theme park ever by many, and I couldn’t agree more- the theming is brilliant. So much effort was put into all the little details of each ride and attraction, which makes the park so unique. If you’ve been to Disneyland and DisneySea, you would understand what I mean. However, if you’ve never been to Disneyland, I would suggest that you visit both parks, because they’re both very different. Definitely check out Mermaid Lagoon and Mysterious Island, they were my favourite lands, but mainly because of the architecture rather than the rides!
If you think that you’ll enjoy thrilling and fast rides more, you might not appreciate DisneySea as much. The roller coasters weren’t very exhilarating, even the scariest one wasn’t that bad!
Tip: try to get FASTPASS if you can!
Here’s an article that tells you what’s a FASTPASS and how to maximise its use: Tokyo: Why You Need to Take FASTPASS Seriously.
After exiting the Tower of Terror, we passed by a water fountain and Rach exclaimed: “Guys! Should we be kids again!!” So yeah, we ended up running through it, but smart Kat didn’t avoid the water and ran straight through it twice (as shown in the pictures below…).
We decided against having lunch at a proper restaurant but have street food instead, so we got hotdogs! The bun was a bit dry but I enjoyed the sausage. I don’t know why but so far all the sausages I’ve tried in Japan have been really good, and what I like the most about them is the texture. I can’t put it in words, but you’ll know what I mean when you try them!
We left DisneySea at about 5:30pm and headed over to Akihabara for dinner. You’ll surely enjoy Akihabara if you’re a tech- geek or an otaku! It’s the perfect area to shop for electronics, anime and manga, or even to visit a maid cafe (they’re everywhere). Don’t walk around Akihabara alone at night though, it can be pretty scary- ask Jayson, he can tell you about his frightening experience.
I came across Go! Go! Curry on a food blog and thought we should try it since they had good reviews. Their curry was very different from the ones we’re used to- it’s a lot darker, has a tinge of sweetness, but extremely rich in flavour! If you love Japanese pickles, they have a large tub from which you can scoop unlimited amounts onto your rice- people in Japan eat this with almost everything! It’s not hard to miss their shop, just look for the one with a gorilla!
I had their Shrimp Curry with mozzarella cheese as an extra topping. Yumm cheese! The cheesiness combined with the curry and the rice tasted amazing at first, but after a while, you’ll get sick of the cheesiness. There was a bit too much cheese in my opinion, but I enjoyed it nonetheless! The rice, the curry, the prawns were amazing. They serve all their curry dishes a generous serving of shredded cabbage.
Alex ordered the Grand Slam, which had one piece of chicken katsu, one piece of pork katsu, two sausages, one ebi fry (deep fried breaded shrimp) and a boiled egg. It doesn’t look very big in the picture because of the angle, but it’s huge. It’s not the biggest one on their menu though, they actually have an extra large version, and if you can finish that in half an hour, you’ll be on their wall of fame!
Another notable dish is their Pork Katsu curry, which they’re famous for.
That’s all for Day 2, today’s post is a lot shorter than our previous one because we spent most of our time in DisneySea, but stay tuned for more Tokyo adventures! You’ll see more of Akihabara soon!
Sorry to disappoint if you expected Alex to write this, he’s lazy as per usual.More pictures down below!
Kat and Alex.