Japan Trip Report Day 2

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Hello everyone, Fräulein Asuka is back for the 2nd day of the trip report.  In case you haven’t read the Day 1 report and don’t know why I am here, I was assigned the duty of writing this trip report for Papa, you can read the first day report here.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

As you can see from the background with the Fate Stay Night microfiber towels, you can probably guess what Day 2 is about, that’s right, on the 2nd Day after his arrival to Japan, Papa went to shopping in the Otaku Heaven: Akihabara.

Our first destination of the day was actually Citibank >.>; to stock up some cash before we head out to the shopping spree.  The Citibank in Shinjuku is actually located in the 19th floor of Maynds Tower where they have atm machines that will accept foreign atm cards.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

They even open on Saturday, but only for half day.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Picture taken at the 19th floor.  After we got some cash on hand, we went to a McDonald’s nearby to try out the Tamago Double Mac we heard so much about!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

The Tamago Double Mac is a series of Nippon All Stars meal they began offering in August, but only for a limited time!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Yummy, it was really delicious!  Too bad it is only available for a limited time.  After the meal, we headed straight out to Akihabara and our first stop after arriving at Akihabara is none other than Gamers!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

And the next couple of photos were taken inside Gamers.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Some eroge games, Papa didn’t pick up any though.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Even the elevator doors are decorated with laminated posters!  That’s the kind of shop Papa would love to visit every week!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Cross Days promotion poster, a series Papa never really got into once he found out Makoto is a jerk.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

New CD for Fortune Arterial?  Papa hasn’t even started the game yet >_<;

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Since Papa arrived a few days after Comiket, some of the left over Comiket merchandises already started to show up in shops!

And here we have most of the loots picked up from Gamers.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa is very happy to be able to pick up the 1:1 Rin wallscroll and all the Feena merchandises :)   After we got done shopping at Gamers, we walked around some more.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Princess Lovers promotional stuff!  Papa seems like like this show for some reason, don’t know why :P

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

More Kamen Rider Promotional posters!  Papa just doesn’t seem to ever get enough of it!

More health care material found along the way, they seems to mix in every other shops in Akihabara.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

40% off on every eroge game!  One of the shops Papa visited was actually having a close out sale :o

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Some K-On! stuff, which Papa never got into.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Construction worker working on the next building?

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

And more McDonald’s!  There seems to be a McDonald’s in every other street corners!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa never quite got into Vocaloid series, but he seems like take a liking in Vocaloid Luka for some reason.  Perhaps it is because Luka seems to have more traditional bishoujou quality than the other Vocaloids?

After we left the close out shop, we walked around some more.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Next stop was Comic Toranoana, they are pretty famous shop for carrying Doujin related stuff.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

And found some Touhou stuff in the shop, another series which Papa never got into.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

It was rather hot outside so we stopped by an arcade to have a place to sit down and have a drink or two. And there we found some more UFO grabber machines.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa played a few games here but there was little hope to actually win something.

Next stop, another famous shop animate

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

animate is one of the many shops that has no photo sign in their shop so Papa didn’t take any photo inside…. a good variety of goods inside though but Papa didn’t buy anything there either.

After coming back out from animate, Fumoffu san persuaded Papa to go to a Meido cafe nearby…

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

No photo was allowed inside the cafe but Papa found out it was ok to take photo of the food.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Really nice work on the drawing!  Kudo to the meido who make this plate looks so wonderful!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

I don’t know what Papa was thinking when he bought this CD from the medio cafe, aren’t we cute enough for Papa yet?!!

After we left the meido cafe, we came across this shop with the giant Great Mazinger guarding the outside, Papa was drawn to the shop immediately!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Since the Young Ace that came out earlier in the month was already no where to be found, Papa was really happy to be able to found a bunch of my trading figures in this shop.  Papa really loves Asuka *blush* :D

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa also found a bunch of Kamen Rider belts in this shop too!  Most of the Hensei belts were bought from this shop.  They even have some Dollfie Dream inside and various hard to find figures, they are kind of like a 2nd hand shop, they sell most of their candy toy as open box items so you know exactly what you are getting.  After we left this shop we found another shop just like it not too far away.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

This shop also have a bunch of Kamen Rider belts!  And they have some Dollfie Dream too.  They have list price for how much they want to buy used figures for.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

More meido cafe advertising!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Pictures taken across the street.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

By the time we got across to the other side of the street, it is already getting dark, but Papa still has one more place he has to visit in Akihabara – The Volks Show Room!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa knew he cannot take pictures inside but he did one anyway by using his invisible card!

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa bought a lot of clothes for the Dollfie sisters.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa also went to the store that carry a bunch of Azone stuffs and both all the aprons he could find there!  It seems inevitable that most of my Dollfie sisters will be cosplaying meido in the not too distance future, something about Hadaka Apron I heard!

It was rather late after Papa got done shopping in Radio Kaikan building so we headed back to the hotel to unload our loots and had dinner soon after.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

You can’t really call this a Japan Trip without eating some Katsu Don!  So that’s exactly what Papa had for dinner, his meal set also came with a small bowl of Udon.

After dinner, Papa decided that he has to finish the other major objectives of his trip, which was to see the Evangelion 2.0: You can (not) advance movie, so he headed back out to the Wald 9 cinema to catch the midnight show.

2009 Japan Trip Akihabara

Papa also bought some microfiber towel at the cinema gift shop.  He was rather surprised to see the whole room filled up after the show has been in the theater for over a month!

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Papa also put up the new Feena microfiber towel, it’s a much improved version of the beach towel he had before!

It was after rather late after the movie was over so Papa went back to the hotel to rest after the movie was over.  That’s about it for the 2nd day, I hope you enjoyed my coverage so far.  My next report will cover Day 3 and the trip back home, which will include some coverage of the Gundam Laser and Music show.

If you are interested to see the rest of the photos taken on Day 2, feel free to visit Papa’s flickr account.

Follow link to read Japan Trip Report Day 3 and the Journey Home

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