Ikebukuro…Not! Mcdonald’s Akihabara…Yes!

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9 Feb 2011

November 20, 2010 (Saturday) – According to our itinerary for today, we were supposed to wake up before 10 AM to go to Ikebukuro and visit Sunshine City, Konica Minolta Planetarium, Namja Town (where you have the Ice Cream City and Gyoza Stadium)  and the Toyota Showroom Amlux. And if we have more time, we were to go to Nakano and go straight to Nakano Broadway for more Otaku shopping (figures and Mangas). However, upon waking up, Mavis and I decided that we needed to really rest or we won’t be able to make it another day of walking. We slept again after waking up before 8 AM and woke up at about 11. Xiane didn’t even wake up till we woke her up!

Since B-Site Akihabara was just about 30 steps away from the main road of Akihabara, we just decided to go around Akihabara again.

Laox and Club Sega in Akihabara

Laox and Club Sega in Akihabara

Toys and figures abound everywhere you look!

Toys and figures abound everywhere you look!

Since we didn’t really have breakfast, our first stop was supposed to be McDonald’s  . Xiane had been clamoring for a McD since she saw one in Harajuku, hoping to eat some Grilled Chicken sandwhich. Based on our map, McDonalds in Chuo-Dori was several blocks away and that meant passing all the shops that beckons you to enter them. As you may know now, we are suckers for UFO Catchers and that where we ended up with.

K-on! We won Mugi!

K-on! We won Mugi!

More K-on Figures!

More K-on Figures!

Gaschapon Machines

Gaschapon Machines

We won Winnie the Pooh!

We won Winnie the Pooh!

As you can see above, we did win some items today!  Yehey! Though we wanted to keep playing, we were also getting really hungry so our quest for McD continued. We finally found it after 5 more minutes of walking!

McDonald's Japan

McDonald's Japan

Looking at their iCon Chicken Menu

Looking at their iCon Chicken Menu

Ordering at Mcdonald's

Ordering at Mcdonald's

McDonald’s was into promoting their iCon Chicken burgers so we ordered some to try them out. The menu they had was very minimal and Xiane was hoping to get a Children’s Meal to get a free toy but there were no indications that they were offering any so Mavis didn’t even ask when ordering. Later on, I found out they they were available but not heavily advertised like in other countries.

We opened Mugi while waiting for food!

We opened Mugi while waiting for food!

Ebi Filet-O (Shrimp)

Ebi Filet-O (Shrimp)

German Saugsage iCon Burger

German Saugsage iCon Burger

Cheese Fondue iCon Chicken Burger

Cheese Fondue iCon Chicken Burger

We were hungry!

We were hungry!

Missing her Grilled Chicken!

Missing her Grilled Chicken!

The iCon burgers we’re ok. There was nothing really special about them but basically Chicken fillets with different sauces. The Ebi Filet-O was muhc like the Fish Fillet they serve anywhere else except that it didn’t smell as much like fish and was softer and mushy. I like it even better than the Fillet-O fish. Xiane’s assessment? Not good at all. She missed her Grilled Chicken burger! Ha ha ha…

More of our Akihabara walk next!

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