Tuesday 27th November 2012
Today I was determined more than ever to go and find that Mosque!!! I woke up at 8 am to a beautiful sunrise. Manu was still in sleeping so I made my way to the roof and captured that beautiful scenery.
I made duas today that I manage to get to see the Tokyo Camii Mosque and spoke a little bit with my family on Whatsapp 🙂
I left the flat and made my way to the bakery for the usual breakfast. Although I had my itinerary all planned on my phone I had no preferred order for the trip.
I chose the Tokyo Government Building first as it would then be out of the way when completed.
So I went to Ikebukuro then to Shinjuku.
I followed the signs in the station
and after 10 mins walk I arrived at the Observatory.
It is free admission so I was happy! I was so impressed by the by the sight, being a beautiful it really helped to enjoy the whole experience.
Visited the whole floor and made my way to the South building after.
The Tokyo Sky Tree was magnificent on that day!
After enjoying the observatory a lot I left the building and made my way back to the station.
I got distracted by the autumn foliage from the Park opposite the towers.
I walked and passed the Washington Hotel then walked and walked and walked until I was about to pass out.
Completely lost I tried to find my way in Shinjuku but realized I wasn’t in Shinjuku but in Nishishinjuku. Completely exhausted I stopped to relax and take pictures with Canon AE-1 and Kodak Ektar 100. I walked a little bit and found a Halal Mongol Restaurant which cheered me up, I walked closer and realized that they only open at 5.30pm and it was then 1.10pm. Took a few pictures of the environment so I can remember where it was.
At this point on my way back my phone developed a fault and it completely turned off so I lost all my itinerary for the Mosque. I was very annoyed and that is one lesson to never forget guys “Do not rely on electronics when traveling” write everything down on paper.
There was no way I was going to give up.
Arrived at the station from the back entrance bought a salad at Family Mart for 284Y
I asked a guy if he knew a cyber cafe around the area so I could find the address to the Mosque.
I managed to find a Cyber Cafe which was a manga place with computers, showers, toilet and food, it was insane. Paid my use fees and signed up for an account even if I didn’t want to but the guy said I had to in order to use the computer. I prayed then relaxed from the walking (30mins) then wrote down all the addresses and itineraries for the day.
To be continued…