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Tokyo: Last day out - Ramen, Cruise, Purikura & Harajuku with the girls!

After getting at my hostel at 6am, I didn't wake up til 1130am.

We planned to meet up at 1pm for lunch at Ippudo's branch in Higashi-Ginza. I arrived late... oops... around 1:15pm. All were exhausted but it was my last day in Tokyo and the girls were all up for a day out. Even Risa came out and also Yas who stayed out til early morning with us and had to work that afternoon showed up!

We had to wait for about 15minutes to get seated. Ippudo has a branch in NYC which was always crowded and usually takes up to 60-90mins wait every night for a group of 4. So waiting for a group of 7 for 15mins was not a problem for me.

This Ippudo is one level down. Designed in old dark wood color, reminicent of age and history, the restaurant only serves ramen.

Tokyo: Last day out - Ramen, Cruise, Purikura & Harajuku with the girls!
Three different types of tonkotsu ramen with three appetizers and 3 desserts. Not much to choose from but all choices you cannot go wrong! It's much more affordable than its New York branch that's for sure!

We were seated in a rectangular table, shared by other people. The meal was satisfying. We teased Yas as the one lucky guy since he was the only guy in the group. Pimpin'!

After lunch, Yas had to go work, while the girls and I headed to Asakusa to ride the cruise along Tokyo harbor!

We found a sweet potato vendor outside the dock and bought some. On board the cruise, we huddle on one of the tables by the window and forgot the reason why we were there - to sightsee! Instead, we enjoyed the sweet potato that we easily finished, enjoyed the beer (there was a limited edition one just for the cruise which was tasty) and chatted until the cruises ended.

Tokyo: Last day out - Ramen, Cruise, Purikura & Harajuku with the girls!

Hana went home after that but the rest of us girls walked around Harajuku, chatted some more, checked out the KDDI store. There we checked out phones, wrote our 'wishes' and received a kitkat in return, and took free purikura! The KDDI stuffed toy was adorable too and we all just had to take a picture with it!

In the end, we finally ended up at an izakaya that looks suspicious on the street level but turned out to nice and cozy once you enter one level down! More beer, appetizer, chatting and finally exhaustion and the realization that it was Monday the next day sets in.

We said out goodbyes, hugs, and "come visit me in NYC" along with "come visit Japan again" as well as "let's plan a trip somewhere overseas next time" were said. I caught the Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro while the girsl went on the opposite way....

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