LAND OF THE RISING SUN
Before reading my blog, check out my Japan vlog (watch in HD):
At around 8:30pm, we landed in Shinjuku, Tokyo where our hotel was. We had to eat dinner so we found this cute restaurant. They had small servings but we didn’t really mind because we were STARVING. I’d give this place a 2.7/5. Plus, I don’t like Japan’s orange juice huhu.
SENSO-JI TEMPLE, ASAKUSA, TOKYO
So my brother & I tried this thing that’s supposed to read your future for 100 yen (I don’t know what it’s called because it’s written in Japanese characters :().
Mechanics: Shake the metal container and take out one stick from inside. At the end of the stick, written are Japanese symbols. Look for the corresponding drawers that have the same symbols written on the stick. Then, whatever is written on the paper inside the drawer will tell you your ~future~.
MEIJI SHRINE, SHIBUYA, TOKYO
The ever-so-busy-and-famous SHIBUYA CROSSING. One of my most missed places in Japan. I just miss how it’s always alive and bustling.
We weren’t able to explore the place though, we just went to this place all of a sudden because our taxi driver dropped us here out of nowhere…without having to pay for our ride just because he accidentally bumped into and injured a pedestrian…amazing.
SHITENNOJI TEMPLE, OSAKA
KINKAKU-JI TEMPLE, KYOTO
NIJO CASTLE, KYOTO
FUSHIMI INARI-TAISHA SHRINE, KYOTO
On our last day in Japan (Osaka), I went to an indoor onsen in our hotel (exclusive only for those who stayed in the hotel and there were separate onsens for men and women). I hated myself for not going there everyday during our stay. Rules are, you have to take a bath before and after going to the onsen. I would really recommend Dormy Inn Premium’s amenities.
I’m going to miss Japan’s amusing & really clean lavatories, especially their toilet functions. HUHU.
10/10 would definitely go back to Japan! I have yet to explore the other cities/provinces. We never encountered a snobbish Japanese. All of them were downright approachable. Even if they couldn’t speak fluent English, they try their best to converse by getting their message across and listening to what we’re trying to say.