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Saturday, March 11, 2017

[Amaya Travels] Tokyo, Japan (Kanda Myojin, Ramen, Okashi no Machioka)

Back to Tokyo~

♡  Kanda Myojin ♡

2-16-2, Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan

Had some spare time after shopping for sweets, so I decided to visit Kanda Myojin near Akihabara. For Love Live fans, you would know that the Kanda Shrine was heavily featured in the first season of the anime. Not sure about the second because I didn't watch it :P

The famous steps.
In the anime, the girls ran up and down these steps.

Pretty drain cover!
Main compound
There was a shichi-go-san ("Seven-Five-Three") festival ongoing during the time I was there, I think. This is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and three- and five-year-old boys. Lots of well-dressed kids with their parents :P

Customary to make well wishes!

To shorten the queue, people were coordinated to stand four in a line.

And pick up your fortune~

Snacks being sold in the area
There was also alcohol xD

♡  Ramen ♡

Ippudo I think? 
Tried the famous Ichiran ramen!

♡  Okashi no Machioka ♡

Kaila recommended finding these outlets for affordable sweets! Really good choice if you want to buy omiyage that isn't of the usual variety. I do find that kitkat (especially the normal flavours) aren't all that cheaper than what I can get in Singapore though. My tip: get stuff you can't get in SG!

There are a few outlets peppered around Tokyo, so look for the one nearest to you!

All things matcha!
Cute characters galore!

Gummies and sweets!
Butter chicken flavoured chips, anyone?

Also spoilt for choice when it comes to senbei (rice crackers)!

Hope you enjoyed this rather random collection of photos~!

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*Emoticons courtesy of JapanLover.me.