8th May 2009 – finally reach Tokyo Narita Airport T1 around 0750 hours (GMT+9) after the seven hours journey. While waiting for the domestic flight to Sapporo, went to buy 2-Day Tokyo Metro Open Ticket at arrival lobby as we will be back to Tokyo in a week time. This is good for unlimited rides on all Tokyo Metro lines . ¥980 for adult.
Wander around Narita Airport T1 shopping mall. Also had a Starbucks Cafe Mocha to perk up as I didn’t sleep much during the flight -maybe around 2 hours as I was busy watching movies. The selection of movies is huge on SQ A380 flight.
Was pretty hungry so quickly dump our luggage in the hotel and head over to “Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley)” . It was still early so there wasn’t much customers around. Walk up and down the alley several times before making up our mind on the selection of the restaurant – chose the one that “Takuya Kimura” patronize before (photo and signature seen in shop).
Sapporo Crab Ramen. ¥1500.
Sapporo Char Siu Miso Ramen. ¥800.
It was one of the best ramen I had in my life and it’s also really nice to down all the hot soup in the cool weather. We chat-up with the chef and he mentioned that he’s been to Singapore Takashimaya to introduce and cook Sapporo Ramen before. He even showed me the printed brochure and named a few Singapore food that he likes – “Char Kway Teow“, “Ice Kachang“, “Hainanese Chicken Rice” and “Cai Tow Kway“. Nice and friendly fellow.
After the meal, did some walking around until we reach Odori Park.
Temperature is around 14 deg (not including chill factor from the wind). Headed back to hotel early as we were tired after long journey – 2 flights, 1 JR ride and 1 Subway ride totaling approximately 10 hours. Slept at 9pm so the next day will be fresh. LOL.