By The Way, I was in Tokyo ;-)

In the middle of June, I visited Tokyo where I used to live. It was rainy season and super humid (I saw humidity "99%" at electric bulletin board!!!). And typhoon hit Japan on my very birthday. Typhoon in June was so unusual though. It rained crazily and wind was furiously blowing! 

6月の中旬に1週間ほど東京に一時帰国。梅雨のこの時期、ほんとに湿気が高くて、水天宮の近くの電光掲示板で湿度99%を見たときにはもうほんとに参ったという感じ。ついでに私の誕生日には6月にしてはとてもめずらしい台風が上陸。信じられないくらいの大雨、そして危うく飛ばされそうな強風。

Neverthless, I enjoyed seeing my family and friends, eating yummy foods and going shopping 🙂

そんなこんなながらも、家族や友達に会ったり、超グルメなものをいただいたり、ショッピングも充実!

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This is the Tokyo sky tree which was recognized by the Guinness World Records Company on November 17, 2011 as the tallest tower in the world. (The photo was taken from Asakusa) It's now one of the places you have to visit when you go to Tokyo though I didn't have time to do so this time.

浅草からはいまや超観光名所となったスカイツリーを眺め・・・

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As to sushi, it became one of my regular "must do" activities to go to Nakamaru sushi located at Higashi-rinkan which is a bit far from central Tokyo but definitely worth going for the yummy sushi, super nice owner and the staffs. I had my birthday party with friends there. I enjoyed sushi, sashimi and all other dishes a lot and have to say it was worth going there in the heavy rain and strong wind of the typhoon!

最近では東京に帰ったら必ず行く東林間の中丸寿司にて誕生会。東林間・・・ちょっと都心から行くには遠いのだが、絶対行く価値あり!おすしもおさしみも、その他の料理(焼き物、揚げ物・・・)もほんっとにおいしい!そしてマスターシェフの中丸店長をはじめ、お店のスタッフももとてもおもしろくていい人たち! 台風の雨風に打たれながらも、やっぱり行ってよかったと思うのだった。

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Another super groumet place I visited was Pizzeria e trattoria da Isa. They serve real Neapolitan pizza. They have different kinds of Marghetita in the lunch menu and they were awesome! Worth queueing! Luckily I went there early enougn and had queued only for a couple minutes till they opened the door.

グルメつながりでもう1件。中目黒にあるPizzeria e trattoria da Isa で、絶品ピザをいただいた。マルゲリータがお薦め。ランチメニューにはマルゲリータのバリエーションも何種類かあってどれでもおいしいと思われる。開店前に到着して2-3分しか並ばなかった私たちがその忙しい店内でピザを前に盛り上がっている間に外には行列・・・(これがすごい東京っぽいと思った。ちょっと懐かしい感じ(笑)でも行列の価値あり!

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