|Blue: everything race|
Black suitcase: everything else
Woke up with around lesser than 3 hours to reach Tokyo. I did not manage to sleep well actually. Breakfast was served.
Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro, the same place I stayed last year.
Weather was in the mid 10s degC and sunny.
I had pre-rented a module phone from Pupuru and they had delivered it to the hotel lobby. It was a lesson from my booboo experience last year. My Iphone could not pick up any signal so the hotel staff helped me to find this company which rents mobile phones out. I rented a phone from them and used it for the STY. When I returned to Singapore. I told my friends about the problem and they explained to me it was because I had turned off the 3G function of the phone. All along I had thought it was meant for surfing the internet using the phone so I always switch the 3G function off when flying overseas. So this time after learning my lesson, I knew I should turn on the 3G in order for the phone to receive network signals. Nevertheless, I still rented a mobile phone, just in case the phone would not work again. I had it delivered to the hotel to make it convenient for me.
This was followed by shopping at L-Breath at Shinjuku, a place which I always like to go. Full of outdoor equipments. Hahaha .. :)
I also went to scout for the place to take the highway bus to Kawaguchiko tomorrow afternoon. It was just a short walk from the Shinjuku station. I bought the ticket for the 1240Hr bus for the next day. That would give me time to visit Tsukiji market the next morning.
It was a tiring day from not having sufficient sleep and all the travelling around. Slept like a log back in the hotel.