Day7: 28th March 2008, Thursday
After having our breakfast at Narita Excel Hotel Tokyu, we took the hotel shuttle mini bus towards Narita station (成田駅) taking the JR heading to Ikebukuro (池袋). Felt kinds of challenge for us as we do not know how to speak in Japanese. So, we just shown the destination written on paper to the conductor while purchase our JR tickets. It is much easier for you if you familiar with Chinese characters because there are thousand plus plus of Chinese characters adopted by Japanese language.
We reached Ikebukuro around 1pm. looking and asking around for Sakura Hotel at Ikebukuro and found it actually just located in front of us. The Hotel helper helped us placed our baggage into the store room due to checked-in time at 3pm. So, we can go for lunch. Bento always is our choice while lunch with reasonable prices and taste delicious as well. They got a store specially selling all kinds of bento of your choice either ready packed or cook on the spot for you. After check-in, we took our leisure time walking around Ikebukuro until late at night.
Day8: 29th March 2008, Friday
Earlier morning, we took JR from Ikebukuro Station (池袋駅, Ikebukuro-eki) to Ueno Station (上野駅, Ueno-Eki).
Destinations: Ueno Park/ Ueno Zoo/ Ameyoko Arcade
Day9: 30th March 2008, Saturday
We asked Sakura Hotel to contact with Metropolitan Hotel to reserve for airport shuttle bus ticket heading to Narita Airport. Sayonara ~~~ Japan ~~~ Matta Neh~~ Again 8hours++ flight transit at HK and back to our country, Malaysia.