July 25, 2016

Japan Day 6: Exploring Tama Tokyo

Day 6 is also our last day to enjoy Tokyo, Japan because we had an early flight the following day. Initial plan is to stay till Sunday para sulit but my husband needs to be in Indonesia by Sunday so we need to go home na ng Saturday. 

Anyway, I have three choices for Day 6 so it depends on the weather and our stamina. 

1. Hakone Free Pass Tour 
2. Tokyo Disneyland 
3. Fuji Shibazakura Festival 

We wanted to see Mt. Fuji so we planned to avail the Hakone Free Pass Tour but if the weather is cloudy, we will just go to Tokyo Disneyland or Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura Festival only happens from April to May, since we were not able to see cherry blossoms, this is a good alternative where we can see lawn cherry. The ground looks like pink, white, or purple carpet because it was covered with moss phlox. Ang sarap sana magpapapicture. :) 

But on our third day in Japan, my husband’s officemate learned about our plan, he said that the entrance is already free kasi naglalagas na daw ang mga flowers. Maybe because it is already the last week of the festival so we already removed this to our choices. Sayang naman kasi baka hindi na rin maganda at may mga kalbo na part. 

On our way back to hotel after our Tokyo DisneySea trip, my husband and I decided to cancel our Day 6 itinerary. Wala na kami lakas, we really need to rest and suko na rin ang aming paa sa kakalakad. #signsofaging

Read: Tokyo DisneySea 

The Royal Host 

When we woke up, it was raining so I was really grateful to God for giving us good weather from Sunday to Thursday. It was really bed-weather so we had late lunch at The Royal Host

Read: Royal Host

Good thing Keio Plaza Hotel Tama is close to everything so even it was raining, we were still able to visit malls and park. Since we cancelled our day 6 activity, we have extra budget for pasalubong. 

Read: Keio Plaza Hotel Tama

We did not bother to go to Don Quijote Akihabara anymore since we will not buy a lot of pasalubong. The train fare is also expensive and ayaw na nga namin maglakad ng malayo. Hahaha!

If you like collecting bento stuff, ang dami dito. 

Side story: I bought Tomica Cars at Sanrio Puroland because I know that there are limited designs in the Philippines so imagine my reaction when I saw Tomica Cars in the mall. Waah, I bought Tomica My Melody at 796 yen and 580 yen lang dito. Akala ko pa naman nakamura na ko. I also checked Uniqlo store but there was no sale so I did not buy anything. 

Then we went to grocery, one thing I noticed here in Japan, there is no bagger so you have to pack your own stuff. The cashier gave me one plastic bag and she asked me if I need two (sign language lang ulit) and I said yes naman. When I checked my receipt, kamote may bayad pala yung plastic. Ang hirap ng may language barrier. hehehe! Ok, next time, I will bring ecobag. 

Tama Central Park and Parthenon Tama 

We went back to the hotel to drop our groceries and off we went to Tama Central Park and Parthenon Tama. Japan likes park, I wish we also have park like this where you can unwind and relax without spending money. I’ve seen houses and residential buildings near the park, so the people are so lucky because they can just go to the park if they want to walk, jog or kill time.

The Daiso 

I’ve seen The Daiso on our first day in Tokyo, Japan but I did not bother to check it because we have Japan Home here. But since we have nothing to do, we paid a visit and even I have no plans in buying anything. May nabili pa rin ako, 108 yen lang kasi, cheaper than the P88 rate here. I will share my shopping finds on my next post. 

Read: The Daiso

Dinner Dan Cafe 

If you visit Sanrio Puroland, don’t forget to eat crepe at Dipper Dan Cafe. The crepe is really good, I wanted to buy pa ulit kaso tinamad na bumalik kasi umulan na ulit. Hehehe! 

Read: Sanrio Puroland


  1. Ganda talaga ng Japan! And the bento stuff. Wooooww!

  2. I found this line funny: wala na kami lakas! hahaha

    Rests and sleep should really be included in planning trips. Trips would not be as enjoyable if hurried and too packed. That's why I prefer touring without a tour group or having friends/family I can be honest with when I want to say I'm tired or I want to linger. :)

    1. Agree, trips won't be memorable too because you are always in a hurry just to finish your itinerary.

  3. Would love to go to Japan. The Bento stuff!! I bought some in Philippines, but the items on your pic are just so cute.

    1. They have more options in Japan but I also bought some bento stuff here in the Philippines.

  4. I've been reading your Japan travel series and it makes me all the more want to travel again. The only place I've been to in Japan are the two airports: Nagoya and Narita LOL! I've heard that Daiso in Japan is a lot cheaper compared to the ones we have here.

    1. Yes, cheaper than P66 and P88 rate here so I bought some stuff too.

  5. Hay, inggit naaman ako. Keep on posting so when (finally!) we could renew our passports, we can go there na. By the way, is a visa needed?

    1. Yes, you need a visa in Japan. I also have a post about how to apply for Japan visa. :)

  6. Ang ganda! I love the park. I would love to walk the streets of Japan. My eldest son's dream is to live and study in Japan.

    1. True, nakakamiss magwalk knowing that it safe naman. Go, I knw someone who live and study in Japan.

  7. so nice! This makes me more excited to go to Japan (definitely one on our bucket list).

  8. I like the idea of no bagger. Makes the buyer extra responsible of his purchase as well as check if everything's inside.