Shibuya Crossing

At the famous Shibuya Crossing..

Before we went to Japan, I do my own researched about the places to visit and I found out that people have this post in Shibuya Crossing and I told to myself that I should my picture crossing too… just like everyone!

so kahit ang bigat bigat ng maleta, pinanindigan ko talaga yan!

Lahat na yata nong crossing don ay tinawid ko na para lang makakuha ng nice shots!

Medyo nakakapagod pero mabuti na lang at nagawa ko!

Till next time! 

Light Museum

It took a while since I posted about our Japan Tour because we have limited internet access at home.

So okay…

Here are some of the highlights of our tour:

We went to Light Museum early knowing that we have a lot of time to explore the place but when we arrived at the area, there was a long line! It took us 2 hours to get inside the light museum.

It just good that we ate before going to the museum and we also bring some extra food.

It was holiday that time and the start of school break so basically, more tourists and locals were going…

I was so amazed… I hope Philippines will come up of this kind of museum..

Sobrang saya ko, ang ganda ganda talaga. The pictures will not justify the beauty of the place. You should really visit the place to appreciate it.

There’s also a time limit so we need to take pictures fast. But everything is so worth it!

Emperor’s Palace

Our next stop was going to the Emperor’s Palace.

We walked and walked.. it was quite far from where our bus stop..

We finally arrived at the gate of the Palace!After that bridge is the palace.. we walked up to the gate but we are not allowed to go near the gate. It was a bit gloomy that day!The Gate

Since we walked far, we got thirsty… 

Tokyo Tower

We joined a city tour and our first stop is in Tokyo Tower.

The Tower

This time we seated in a front part of the bus because we came in early this time. yay!

But to my dismay, I don’t want to went up to the tower because I am really afraid of heights and I don’t want to ruin my day of going to the tower on our first tour. So, I let hubby went up to the tower while I just stayed in the bus.

Our picture taken together by a tourist too, we were so thankful for him.

I think next time, I will also went up, if my mood is okay. ahahha

Gotemba Premium Outlet

After visiting the Old Village, our next stop is the Gotemba Premium Outlets.

I’m not in the mood to shop, so I just check the Adidas outlet and bought jacket.

Then we looked for a place to seat but when it was time to go back to the bus, I saw interesting stores…

Then…  I just loose control.. hahahha

It was so spacious. Our 1 hour allotted time is not enough to check every stores.

Before entering to our bus, our tour guide saw us and took a picture of us together with the Mt. Fuji in our background.

I looked so tired already. I always sleep before 10pm when I was in Japan. Grabeng pagod kakagala kaya maaga natutulog.

Oshino Hakkai

We arrive at the Oshino Hakkai village on lunch time. So we had our lunch first before we explore the place.

This one is so satisfying…

History of Oshino Hakkai

The word Hakkai means “Eight Seas” which refers to the eight pools of water that serve as the main attraction of Oshino Hakkai. Bridges and pathways lead around and over these tranquil ponds.

These eight ponds (Deguchi, Okama, Sokonashi, Choushi, Waku, Nigori, Kagami, and Shoubu) are the beautiful byproduct of historic eruptions and intense volcanic activity.

Several are fed by an underground reservoir and are renowned for their mineral-rich spring water. In fact, the water in Waku Pond is so clear and clean that in 1985, the Ministry of the Environment ranked it among some of the nation’s best spring water. Go try the water and even bottle some to take home with you when you visit the area. Bottles are available at a low cost if you need one.

Most of the pools are filled by melted snow that has run down from Mount Fuji and some of them are inhabited by koi fishes.

Source: Japan Tourism

Everywhere we look there was food!

It is an old village and looks so peaceful.

The Amazing Mt. Fuji

I always wanted to see Mt. Fuji. So I see to it that it is included in our tours.

We need to wake up early because our tour starts around 8am. We had our breakfast at 6am, then headed to our meeting place.

It took us 2 hours before we arrive at the Lake Kawaguchi.

The view…

Then we had our tea ceremony first.

The room was full and mostly Filipinos.

I am not really a tea lover but I love the taste of matcha tea.

Thanks to our tour guide for this picture. We seldom have pictures together for this trip,  unless we asked random strangers to take a picture of us.

We joined in a tour and we were the last to get in the bus so we seated at the end part of the bus.

The tour guide speaks good English and I learn a lot from her. 

Robot Restaurant

So after we check in, we need to be at the Robot Restaurant around 3pm.

We booked for the 4pm show but we need to be in the place at 3pm for our tickets.

Luckily, we arrived earlier. It was so hot and there were already more guests waiting outside the restaurant.

Around 3:30pm they let us in and we are in the waiting area.

To my surprise.. this is the waiting area.

Too much color! Too much brightness!

After waiting, we were guided to the restaurant.. and we were going down!

While going down, there were so much colors again! So many mirrors!

I’m not sure if I can make it anymore… I feel dizzy inside this colorful place! Here we are! they are offering food and drinks.

We already had our food preorder when we booked our tickets online.

My food.. but I never finished it. It was so noisy inside and I can’t even eat my food. 

The presentation was awesome but it was so loud..

Loud music and extreme lights!

Maybe this is well suited for the young people…

I have fun watching the show and it was a great experience and I might come back here with my kids and I’m sure they will enjoy this spectacular show!

Hello Tokyo

We used Uber Black when we arrived in Tokyo. I was so tired already and all I wanted to do is to freshen up and just relax in the hotel. It was so humid that time and it is really important to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

I am just thankful that we got a comfortable ride, we had a Toyoto Alphard going to the hotel. But we arrived earlier than our check in time, so we need wait a little before our room were ready.

Universal Studios Osaka

The reason why we went to Osaka first is because of Universal Studios!

Yes we love theme parks! Our goal is to bring the kids to the theme parks worldwide! yay! I can’t wait to bring them anywhere! We will make more happy memories together!

Anyway, it took us 2 hours before we arrived in Universal Studios Osaka. Naligaw na naman kasi sa train. Mali ang nasakyan namin… kailangan pa naming bumalik sa station kung saan kami galing.

Anyway, kasama na talaga yan sa pag explore ang maligaw.

I’m glad we reached right on time. Hindi mahaba ang pila at dahil medyo gutom na kami, kumain muna kami bago kami nag explore.

Ang goal talaga namin ay mapuntahan ang Harry Potter Theme…

So eto na…  ang saya saya ni hubby!

PUmila kami ng napakahaba.. only to find out na yong pinasok pala namin ay kailangan magrides! Yong parang nasa stick ka nakasakay!

My God, hindi ako ready! akala ko simpleng rides lang… yon pala para kang nasa loob ng washing machine!

The whole time nasa ride ako ay nakapikit ako. As in nakakapit lang ako don sa rides at nakapikit! Rinig ko lahat ng pangyayari pero hindi ko kayang imulat mata ko dahil sobrang nakakahilo talaga!

And yes.. akala ko atakihin ako ng vertigo ko.

My goodness! pagkatapos don parang nanlambot ako at umupo na..

Nagpahid na ako ng mga essential oils… after ilang minutes naging ok na rin ako! nakakaloka! hindi ko na uulitin yon!