japan day 1 – okinawa . ashibinna . kokusaidori . naha main place

I love love love Japan’s hotel breakfast. They put quality in every single dish.

😍😍😍😍😍

Always start with a salad. Fiber very much needed during travels for me. I always constipate during travels.

The omelette… omg… damn good. The french toast at the back is good too!!

Some of the specialties in Okinawa. Stir fry bittergourd. Not as bitter as I thought it would be. TC not a fan of it though, I like bittergourds.

The thing in the little bowl is a tofu… it’s a little chewy? It’s a very acquired taste. Tasted nuts… a little sweet and salty at the same time. Very confusing because all the flavours just comes together at the same time.

Banana and Okinawa’s sweet potato snacks. Hmmm… I’m not a fan of those snacks.

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Here’s a picture of our room. Lol. Trust me, we are usually not that messy. If you have been to japan before… you know how small hotel rooms here are. It doesn’t really matter how much you pay for, the size of the walkway in the room is narrow. We don’t even have space to open our luggage… πŸ˜‘

Almost forgot to mention that we received free vitamin drinks from the hotel too. ✌

Here’s a nice view from our hotel room!

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Okay, time for me to prepare and head out for some shopping.

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That’s the hotel we’re staying at.

The street.

There are 1 or 2 days monorail passes available! 1 day means it lasts 24 hours from the time you buy from the ticketing machine. Β₯700 for 1 day. Don’t remember for 2 days. Haha. Update again when I’m getting it 2 days later.

Monorail doesn’t move very fast… it does take quite long to come.

It’s quite scary sometimes to think that there’s nothing to “hold” on to the monorail. Once it leaves the station, it’s just the railway and nothing at the side.

Wefie while waiting!

That’s the monorail.

We head to Platform 4 to wait for the bus that goes to Ashibinna. The bus comes every hour, so good luck if you missed it. πŸ˜… Not the bus pictured below, that was the bus we have to take when we go to the LCC terminal.

So here we are. Let’s see…
I really don’t think I’ll get anything though. I don’t have any money budgeted for branded stuffs even if it is on sale.

Very hangry. I need to get food first. Wanted to order from here initially but… they take quite long to prepare food. So I went to another which doesn’t have any queue.

This one.

He has heaps of yakisoba.

Shared one and it’s pretty good. Β₯1,000 though. Lol. Cannot complain.

I didn’t get any bags, shoes or clothes. Michael Kors’ price is really good though, 40% off and the shop is giving another 30% off on top of that. Coach too and they still have pretty new designs.

I bought something from my favorite shop though. Ka-ching!

Omg. I love these cuties a lot. I would have gotten everything if I was rich and have to space to put everything out. Lol.

I bought 3 capsules from the machines. I feel cheated by one of it, also my fault la. I thought it was a toy but turns out… it was only a badge. πŸ˜‚ Can’t wait to play with my new toys!

Done with the outlet within 2 hours because I really don’t want to spend so much. I am very cheapo.

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Gonna head to the main shopping street, Kokusaidori. Get down at Kencho-mae station and walk over, it’s just nearby.

There are many quirky shops around.

They have weird snacks like this one.

Snake wine. 😨

Many shisas! Maybe I should get a pair. 😏 The first shisa on the left at the top row very cute hor? Like feeling nervous.

There’s a shop selling things from the aquarium and there’s a tank filled with little jellyfishes! So nice to see! I can’t wait to go to the aquarium tomorrow.

Finally found the ice cream stall! I will advise you to look for a stall with more flavours, the one we went to has only 10 flavours. But even the other stalls that I’ve seen, they have like 20 flavours? I thought they would have at least a hundred. 😞

TC got a softee, purple sweet potato and vanilla. Can’t really taste the sweet potato.

And I had a gelato, sugar cane flavor. Now that I think about it… isn’t it just sugar? Hahahha! πŸ˜…

This shop sells very pretty stuffs! I bought a few but can’t be bothered to open up and take pictures of them now because it’s all nicely bubble wrapped. But I did get the pretty star sand here.

Oh look!

We just witness the making of baumkuchen!

Looks good.

Okay, I give up. It smells too buttery. 😡 Good if you like butter. Β₯650 for this pack.

Found a market!

There’s a stall selling baked stuffs.

I bought a Okinawa brown sugar cake. Not bad.

Yay! There’s A&W!

Hi Rooty, nong time no see.

They even sell t-shirts here.

TC had the orange chicken burger. It’s not bad seriously. You see that thick white slab? It’s cream cheese and it doesn’t have that bad milky smell. Wooo… am I getting more immune to cheese or what?

And I had the coney dog of course. Wanted one float each but they are out of floats. Damn it.

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We went to Naha Main Place.
I thought there was a Daiso here but actually the building’s name itself is, The Daiso Sen… Main Place. Cheat my feelings. πŸ˜… But there’s a Tokyu Hands in here and a huge supermart which I love because they have soooooo many food. Hhahahaha.

Tadaa! Food!

Got this because mentaiko. I saw mentaiko in the mart too… raw mentaiko. I’m not thinking how I can get that home and still be able to keep it fresh. 😞

Had my favourite sweet potatoes!

TC’s favourite pork liver.

And dessert!

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By the way, here’s my toys which I bought from the outlet mall.

Here’s number 1 with my finger for size reference. Cute hor??? πŸ˜†

And number 2.

Hmm… I wanna get the 3 other designs too leh.

Gotta sleep early, we have a day tour tomorrow.

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