Japan is a place where present meets past. From the amazing bullet trains to the hundred year-old temples, looking at Japan makes me feel fulfilled. The old temples don’t look out-of-place at all. It’s amazing how they maintain their historic buildings.
Here’s another post featuring the beautiful sights and some random things in Japan. (Warning: Heavy post is HEAVY.)
Availing a JR pass will take you anywhere in Japan. You will have an unlimited access to all JR trains for certain amount of days. We used the JR pass going from the airport to Osaka (for 1.5 hrs), from Osaka to Fuji (for 3 hrs), from Fuji to Tokyo (for 1.5 hrs) and trips to nearby places.
We spent most of our stay in Osaka because a family friend offered to take us around Osaka.
First stop was Dotonburi. You have to go through Shinsaibashi to get there and I swear this place is genius. You can never come out without buying anything.
SALE! Talk about good-timing! My beautiful friend, Tricia, recommended that I visit this store, Igni. I already left this place during that time, though. I didn’t get to go inside the one in Tokyo either because there were too many teenagers! Huu. But I did do some shopping at other brands (Cecil Mcbee, Lowry’s Farm, etc.) Wuhoo! The clothes in Japan are absolutely awesome.
You know when you’re in Dotonburi as soon as you see this Glico sign.
The Osaka Doll!
So I had to choose between Tokyo Disney Sea and Universal Studios and went with the latter because..
..Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The waiting wasn’t as long as we expected. Thank you, Japan.
The highlight of my day, Hollywood Dream! The seats had speakers on the head rest. I think they were playing a song by Arashi, a super famous (or should I say, most famous) band in Japan. I swear it made all the difference. *o*
Little Japanese boy, y u so fluffy?!
Lights parade before leaving~
We took a one-day Kyoto and Nara tour. Kyoto used to be Japan’s capital way, way back. It’s the home of Japan’s most beautiful temples, and historic buildings. Kyoto is also known for its geisha district. I didn’t get to go there, though. *sob* But, I did get to see these:
The Kinkakuji or the Golden Pavillion, a Buddhist temple made of real gold- so pretty!
The Kyoto Imperial Palace. This place is HUGE!
Lotus flower <3
Deers are everywhere in Nara! Kawaii.
The Todaiji temple. Massive and beautiful, this thing.
Lanterns! Noragami vibes.
Unfortunately, it was constantly raining in Fuji when we were there so we didn’t get to see the Mt. Fuji. We went to see the Shiraito No Taki and Otome No Taki Falls, a local ranch and a greenhouse instead which were actually not bad. Again, thank you, Japan.
Otodome No Taki Falls <3 If it weren’t cold, I’d swim in there.
Shiraito No Taki Falls *u*
My mom went crazy.
The flowers in the greenhouse were so beautiful that my mom wanted to take them home.
Fluffy bunny! Floof, floof
If I were a flower <3
Our stay in Tokyo was so “bitin”! Huu. It was extremely hot, though. Hotter than Manila levels! We tried to go to the places we wanted to visit as quickly as possible.
I warn you. As much as possible, AVOID going to Japan in the summer, unless you want to be fried.
Our first stop was the famous Shibuya crossing.
And here’s and awkward “nagmamadali” photo of me. Lol.
We did a little shopping at the Shibuya 109. The stores were on sale, plus it was a holiday so there were so many people.
Emoda <3 I am a fan! Can I just say that all the store clerks at the clothing stores in Japan are so fashionable?
Dear store clerks, I’m sorry for staring at you.
We went straight to Roppongi afterwards..
..to see this! Surreal <3
We went around Shinujuku on our last day which I failed to take photos of because I was too tired already. Apologies. The sun wasn’t tired at all. Umbrellas aren’t enough, I tell you!
Anywho,I shall end this super long post. Thank you for reading! I hope I succeeded in showing you why Japan is one of the most beautiful countries. <3 I want to go back already!