Tokyo exchange adventures begin.. Saturday 土, 9 March 2013
Flew Scoot to Tokyo, which transited in Taipei.
A pretty long flight.. but rather comfy, since we took their ‘business class’.
From the airport, we took the airport limousine bus to shinjuku, which cost ¥3,000. Little did we know that shinjuku was actually a damn huge station! with our massive luggage, it was kinda impossible to walk down the stairs to the station.
In desperation, we took a cab to the Fontana office to get the keys to our apartment. i would recommend renting an apartment from them, as they do provide pretty good service. They drove us to our apartment, and they even remebered my enquiry about having an iron in the apartment, and brought 1 for me!
And so, our apartment is in Minato-ku area, in this nice placed called Shiroganedai(白金台). Our apartment is pretty small, at only 18 sq meters. I guess rent in this area is very expensive, since it is in central tokyo area.
The view of the neighbourhood from our apartment balcony:
The view of the bedroom from the door:
The view of the room from the bed corner:
Spent the evening exploring the happenings in the neighbourhood.
The shiroganedai subway station is only 6 mins walk out.
There are about 3 supermarkets nearby, with one which operates 24hrs.
There are several convience store around, and a small 100 Yen shop too! 100 Yen shop is an awesome place to get cheaper stuff to get anything you need, an especially good place to stock up on your essentials for your apartments!
However, resturants are pretty expensive in this area.:(