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New Year Eve part 2: Namja town

Namco Namja Town is an indoor theme park in the Sunshine City shopping complex in east Ikebukuro, Tokyo. The park was opened in 1996 by Namco, a Japanese company best known for producing video games, although the park itself does not focus on those games. Instead, it features themed dining, carnival-style games, a haunted house, and a line of character mascots exclusive to the park.

Ticket vending machine

Entrance ticket @ 300yen ($4), there are other package available, cost around 3000yen. One can play the theme games inside as many time as you like with it, or just buy the 300yen ticket and pay for individual games instead.

some exhibits

game ticket vending machine

Guinness world of record for Biggest jukebox measuring 20M by 12M, build in 7 June 1996

Gyoza Stadium~! around 10 stalls selling gyoza from all different countries and different part of Japan.

For 200yen, you can try you skill at catching fishes and baby lobster?

After some photos taking, onward the main attraction.. gyoza

so many shop to choose from..

which one..

bought my first pack of 8 gyoza, Yaki Gyoza @ 500yen ($6.50).. well, they taste normal..

Try the other store next, give a tag to wait as the gyozas are cook .. cost 500yen too for 8piece

Taste pretty different.. hehe, I don’t know what is the topping, taste weird o.O

olden days Japan railway

ghost house

Next up.. Icecream City πŸ˜€

again many to choose from.. have ice cream from turkey, italy, japan, hokkaido, etc.. AFAIK, there is also Curry ice cream (saw it on a Ch8 TV shown a while ago, hosted by Mark lee and Jeff Wang)
Anyway bought a ice cream from the Hokkaido shop @ 580yen ($7.50). Banana with chocolate topping.

Next, Desert empire

Mini Chocolate fountain~ you can buy mushmellow and strawberries here then coat them with chocolate yourself here

There is also a massage corner, with different type of massage service from different countries, like thailand, china, usa, japan.

Before I left, there was a show at the stage area, something to do with Doraemon

overall, quite a interesting place, but the foods are expensive 😦

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was deciding to go Odaiba or Ikebukuro today..

Odaiba – Comiket 73

Ikebukuro – Go Nagai 40th anniversary exhibition / Namja town

decided that I’m not so keen to go comiket..

Ikebukuro

Sunshine 60 street with many small shops, a street leading towards sunshine city.

Sunshine City

Go Nagai’s 40th anniversay exhibition poster, suppose to go to see this.. but the exculsive Revoltech black mazinkaiser was aleady sold out.. so didnt go in

Bleach Movie poster.. currently showing in cinema

many shops having sales. GAP also having winter sales, bought a muffler @ half price @ 1900yen($25)

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Christmas Eve

Spend the day at home doing laundry and housecleaning.. Was a holiday due to the Emperor’s birthday that falls on the 23th (sunday).

Around 4pm, Tai came on MSN and we had a chat. Told by him that while doing his uni project, he read about Singapore foods outlet in Tokyo! So after some searching, found the place to be at a place call Lalaport (weird name o_O ) and Lalaport happen to be at Toyosu which is 2 train station away from where I stay! So off I went to visit the place.

Toyosu station

Ya kun.. A set of Kaya toast with egg and coffee cost me 450Yen! ($6)

inside Lalaport

Food circus (sells asian foods including Singapore πŸ™‚ )

Marche style.. given a card to record what you bought inside, you only do the paying when u leave the place

Singapore foods.. not much choice thou..

Had laksa that night.. 750yen ($10)

Christmas decorations..

advertisement inside train station, featuring Teru of Glay. If I’m not wrong, its about blood test for HIV?

bought myself a xmas present :X revoltech shin getter 3 @ 490yen ($6.30) .. original price is 1995yen

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Akiba again!

Visited Akiba again, cause the new Master Grade Gundam Unicorn was launched during the week. πŸ™‚

There was a Transformers Movie DVD launch roadshow outside Yodobashi. On display is bumblebee!

At the other end of Yodobashi, there was another roadshow for the launch of Gundam “One Year War” collection DVD.

This is Yodobashi

Bought quite a few things that day :X

Firstly MG Gundam Unicorn.

Latest issue of Dengeki hobby

Come with free Gundam Astraea custom kits

And the shop I bought the magazine from gave free special dengeki gundam decals

lastly a gundam muffler, realise it was kinda too short for wearing… 😦

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Ragnarok Online, 1 of the first MMORPG I played and for many years. Meet lots of nice friends there too.

Book-Off, a large chain of shops in Japan that sells used books,manga, CD, DVD, games.

Was at 1 of the outlet near my place and saw this Ragnarok online OST which cost 1000yen ($13) πŸ™‚

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Tomioka Hachimangu

The largest “Hachimangu” (Shinto shrine to worship “Hachiman” god) in Tokyo, build in 1627 by an oracle.
Holds a festival every summer (around 15th of August) , which is numbered as one of the three major festivals of Tokyo.At the festival, more than 100 portable shrines carried by groups of people, descend the street.
Among them, is the largest portable shrine in Japan owned by “Tomioka Hachimangu”, which is 4.4 meters in height and weighs 4.5 tonnes, and is decorated with diamonds, rubies and pure gold.Along with “Fukagawa Fudoson”, holds a fair on 1st, 15th and 28th of each month (Flee market is also held on 15th and 28th).
And on the first and second Sunday, there’s an antique market.

a shrine located juz 10mins away from where i stay, went to took some night shots of the place

The portable shrines

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nice view from workdesk

happen to catch this on handphone camera at around 430pm while at work… sunset and Mt Fuji can also be seen

around the office, can actually also see tokyo bay(rainbow bridge), tokyo tower, yoyogi park.

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