I went to Japan, three weeks ago.
It changed my life. :)
Yeah yeah yeah I always said that everytime I came back from a trip. Every trips change my life. True. I’m a drama queen. A drop of water could change my life. Lol.
But this trip is different! Bandi has always been my travel buddy since….. Forever. And this time I didn’t travel with him. I travel with my three best friends.
You might know them from this post and this post and so many of other posts.
They’re my partners in crime, my soul sisters, my annoying friends.
For the sake of travel blog information, I would talk about the trip itself and the highlight.
I went to Fuji on summer and it was climbing season! We met soon many people dressed in climbing gears about to conquer Fuji-san. It was exciting just to see them excited.
Angel and Renny were at Fuji-Q-Highland about to conquer their own version of Fuji, called Fujiyama – the king of roller coaster.
I’m not a daredevil so I chose to cycle around Lake Kawaguchiko. (Newsflash: I don’t enjoy going onto Roller Coasters or any daredevil things. Whatever has happened in the past were either stupidity or curiosity. XD)
Isn’t it pretty?
I cycled for about 2.5 hours until I hurt my bum, then I stopped in a park to watch people. Couples snuggling, kids playing baseball with their parents, dogs running around, tourist exhausted and needs a break (that’s me!)
And then I dozed off for about 15 minutes. Power nap! And continued with selfie sessions!
Fun time, beautiful place. :)
Well, what about Renny and Angel? After queuing for 2 hours, they went through this:
Epic face, Renny!!!
Omg!!! I fell in love with Tokyoooooo!!! Did I tell you that London had an amazing personality as city? Well… Tokyo is her bff. In my imagination, London and Tokyo are two bff with amazing personality, Paris is also their friend, the bitchy one. Lol
We went to Tsukiji Fish Market and met this cute uncle!
Fujiko F Fujio Musem at Kawasaki CIty
I LEFT MY HEART THERE.
Just beautiful. Just beautiful! When I travel, my favorite part is to go somewhere far away from city buzz, and Shirakawa-Go is just beautiful… beautiful… I lost words….
I loveee this photo! Himawari and Green tea ice cream! My list of favorite things!
On an island in the sun.
We hiked all the way up to see this!!!
I made a simple video for our Shirakawa-Go Trip!
P.S. for my three girls: Never forget our epic moment in the cafe with the guitar and a girl asked for our photo! 10 years from now we will laugh our asses off again remembering this!
Well, as I already hooked up with Tokyo, no other city could amaze me more. But Kyoto has this feeling, especially when you’re in Gion and we saw a real Geisha!!!!
It felt like we were “kena pelet” by the Geisha inside the car!
It was raining when we went to Arashiyama, but it didn’t stop us! :D
And then we spent 2 hours to do purikura (photo box) with costumes! Sailor moon and High School Project.
The next day we went to Fushimi Inari wearing Yukata!
Our last lunch together in Osaka before one by one heading home. :(
I guess those 4 is the highlight.
I didn’t mention technical part of the trip because things might always change. My suggestion is to google! :)
And here’s another cute video to close the trip!
Fun facts about Japan:
- They broadcast different sounds in train station, for example in Tokyo we heard birds singing in the station, for Takayama we heard some kind of fun fair themed sound in the train.
- JR Pass is very useful
- Kids playing OUT in the park on weekends. A kind of thing I rarely see. :”)
- There is actually people who will steal your underwear. My host told me not to dry your underwear outside.
- We know Japanese toilet is awesome, but there is one button that amazed me. “Privacy” button that will create sounds to cover your poop sounds. Lololol
- Japanese people take a bow to each cars in the train and when the bus is leaving the bus stop.
There is no place like Japan…. Look how grateful they are, how they always strive for perfection. I think we all should learn to be more like Japanese people. :)
Soo…. When people asked me “how was Japan?” it’s really hard to answer…
We saw two Maikos! Seeing Maiko is considered good luck, we met two! We hiked in Shirakawa-go for the best beef we’ve ever tasted. We sang and danced like no one was watching. We were mistakenly thought as celebrities, this was super epic! We were asked to take photos many times when we were on our yukata which was fun to have such attention! #attentionhooker We jumped into Onsen, we met so many nice people, we missed trains, we got lost, we were soaked wet in the rain, but in the end… what we only remember is… WE HAD FUN. :)
And for closing, please enjoy our video clip of Avicii Song: The Nights.
I’m so proud of my video editing skill! :D go watch! (This video might be unavailable on mobile phone due to copyright issue, so if you have time watch it on laptop – with sounds!)