Day 6: Akihabara , Lake Kawaguchiko Mt. Fuji

Day 6 was our last day in Tokyo. What an exciting, chromatic city Tokyo was! So much to see and do! We decided to spend the morning in Akihabara, an area known for electronics, anime and gaming.

doutor coffee breakfast

Quick and simple breakfast at Doutor Coffee. They are a large coffee shop chain with over 900 stores in Japan. I’m not a coffee drinker so I got the steamed milk.

akihabara tokyo

The streets in Akihabara were full of sizable electronic department stores.

don quijote

Don Quijote, the famous chain discount store which is almost like Wal-Mart on crack. We impulsively bought some crazy things like clip-on bunny ears and huge cupcake headbands. The Akihabara location is also the home to the AKB48 theatre on level 8.

rirakkuma

Rirakkuma in Kotobukiya, a store that sells toys, games, and action figures.

totoro kotobukiya

Totoro collectables in Kotobukiya

akihabara tokyo

akihabara maid cafe

Maidreamin Maid Cafe. Maid Cafes have become a symbol of Akihabara Otaku culture. Waitresses dress up in cute maid costumes and adress the customers as “master”. The food they serve is made into shapes of cute animals, and if you order an omelette, you have have messages written on it by the maid with ketchup by request.

Strawberry bunny parfait

Strawberry bunny parfait

Green tea turtle parfait

Green tea turtle parfait

 

cute fuji train

Next we left Tokyo and headed to Lake Kawaguchiko for a view of the majestic Mt. Fuji.

kawaguchiko

kawaguchiko lake

kawaguchiko

kawaguchiko lake

Lake Kawaguchiko
We arrived late evening and Mt. Fuji was hidden behind the clouds.

lake kawaguchiko

The lake is surrounded by hotels that boasts great views of Mt. Fuji. We stayed at Sunnide Hotel which offers an amazing view, great indoor and outdoor hot springs, and a delicate kaiseki dinner is included.

kaiseki dinner

kaiseki dinner japan

onsen dinner yukata

The hotel provides cute Yukata which you can wear to their onsen and dining room etc.

udon dinner

kaiseki dinner japan

kaiseki dinner japan

dessert japan

It should be noted that the hotel name, Sunnide, is pronounced sunny-day, rather than sun-nide, which is what confused us and caused us to miss our bus stop. The staff here spoke minimal English, but otherwise they were extremely kind and helpful. The fuji-view outdoor onsen is beautiful, and their traditional Japanese-style rooms are spotlessly clean. Overall we were very happy with our stay.

Lakeside Kawaguchiko Sunnide Resort website :

http://www.sunnide.com/index.html