JAPAN

Before reading my blog, check out my Japan vlog: JAPAN IN ONE MINUTE

We landed in Tokyo at around 8:30 in the evening and when we arrived at Shinjuku, (where our hotel was) we had to eat dinner and so we found this cute restaurant.

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We were really hungry so we had to order separate meals each. To our surprise, they had small servings but whatever we were already STARVING. I’d give this place a 2.7/5.

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Midnight snacks we bought in Lawson because our dinner wasn’t enough.
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Can I just say how good this strawberry yogurt is. Lawson for the win.

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Really impressed with the discipline of Japanese people. They won’t even dare cross the street on red light even if there are no cars.

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Off to Senso-ji Temple!

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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 :<).

You’re supposed to shake the metal container and get only one stick inside. At the end of the stick, written are Japanese characters. You have to look for the corresponding drawers that have the same Japanese characters on the stick. Then, get the paper inside that will tell you your ~FUTURE~.

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Any Japanese readers? What does this say? Though it says regular fortune at the back so I guess I’m safe lol.
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I’m not quite sure if you have to tie your paper even if you get a good read or if it’s only for those who get unlucky readings.
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This looked pretty so I had to take a picture but I don’t know what it means. 😦

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TOKYO STATION. HOW. IS. THIS. SO. BEAUTIFUL.

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Meiji Shrine.
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Sake barrels so nice. 😦 ❤

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This is called the Temizu ritual. Before entering any shrine you have to go to the Temizuya for purification purposes. Rinse your hands and mouth and you’re good to go.

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The ever-so-busy-and-famous SHIBUYA CROSSING. One of my most missed places in Japan.

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Hachiko statue in Hachiko station near Shibuya crossing. :))
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Crossing the Shibuya crossing omygad.

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HAAARRAAAAJJUUUUKKKUUUU.
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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. The overview of Tokyo’s city lights. I live for these shots. ❤
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My aunt who lives in Japan told us that this yellow lane is actually designed for blind people. Amazing. 😦

——————————————————-OSAKA———————————————————————-

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They say you haven’t been to Osaka if you don’t have a picture with the Glicoman in Dotonbori.
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We ate dinner at this hidden restaurant in Dotonbori.

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I didn’t really like it.
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GLICOMAN AT NIGHT YO.
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I’m so in love with our hotel (Dormy Inn Premium). They give free ramen everyday from 9-11pm with free hot choco/coffee. 😦 ❤
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Breakfast in our hotel. :3

———————————————————–KYOTO——————————————————————-

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THE GOLDEN PAVILION. Kinkaku-ji Temple. One of the best temples I’ve seen!!

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Overheard: This is where tea ceremonials take place.

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Kyoto station.
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Entrance of Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine. Famous for its vibrant orange posts!

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————————————————————NARA——————————————————————-

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———————————————————-BACK IN OSAKA——————————————————

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Had to take a picture of this train because of its pleasing combination of colors. 😦
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Shitennoji temple.

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A kind old lady gave this to me so I could try one of their temple rituals.

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The train to the Osaka Castle. It’s a 10-15 minute walk to the castle so if I were you, take the train instead.

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America-mura. We weren’t able to explore the place tho we just went to this place all of a sudden because our taxi driver dropped us here out of nowhere…without paying (because he accidentally injured a pedestrian….amazing ryt).

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I am going to miss Japan’s ever-so-present-everywhere-you-go vending machine.
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I don’t like Japan’s iced tea/orange juice so I guess this was the best drink I had during my stay HAHAHA.

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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, duh). 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 really appreciate Dormy Inn Premium’s amenities :((((

I’m going to miss Japan’s amusing & really clean lavatories, especially their toilet functions. huhuuhuhu.

10/10 would definitely go back to Japan! We never encountered a snobbish Japanese. All of them were reallllllly approachable and even if they couldn’t speak fluent English, they would still try their best to converse, get their message across and understand what we’re trying to say. I cannot stress how hospitable Japanese people are…. 😦

~end of blog~

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