Japan Trip [Pic Spam] Part 1

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's 3 am in the morning and I am up! Juiced up to tell you about my past trips. Since I have a certain request by one of my readers I decided to post up my past trip to Japan. I haven't been active on my post so I decided to blow you some awesome pictures I took from Japan and share my experience to my readers.

It was actually back in summer of 2009, but I could remember like it was last week... Who doesn't love Japan? I think everyone does! The people, food, anime, music, fashion, nightlife. The city that never sleeps. I for one would take another trip there in a heartbeat. My first trip to Japan was the most memorable one, it was the first time I hit the travel bug and really explore to a new place. My mind completely opens and my viewpoints change because of that. I think I am most surprise at how generous the people there in Japan than anything. They are also very proud of their country and honor is highly respected in Japan. I think I could go and on about Japan if I wanted to, but I think I'll let the pictures do the talking. =)

It was pretty crazy, we wanted to explore Tokyo on our own so once we landed, we were on our own. Our initial plan was to meet with my cousin and her gang of friends later so we can travel together in Japan. We did not know anyone in Japan, nor speak the language. All we had was guts to ask everyone how and where to get to get to one place to another. Also with all the maps and research that we did prior to the trip.


Our first Ramen in Japan. I remember very vividly where it was... The little Ramen stand was in the middle of nowhere... under the freeway, seating for only about 2-3 people. It look something like this..
Taken from Flickr
A little shack and boiling hot ramen, welcomes me to Japan. It was kind of awkward since we had an language barrier. But we just did some universal sign language and got ourselves some ramen. Since he only know how to speak Japanese and we are just hopeless with the language since it was our first arrival. He did manage to say "Welcome to Japan" in English. He knew we were fresh off the plane hence the luggage we were carrying and the lost expression on our faces. After we finish his delicious ramen he gave us an hard boiled egg as another extra bonus of our welcoming to Japan. From then on, we started meeting more and more great and generous people in Japan.


Our first encounter in Tokyo was all these claw machines... they are EVERYWHERE!!!!!!


CHOPPER! I'm a big fan of One Piece...


If you watch One Piece... Yes.. you know what I'm talking about.


I love their convenience stores.. opens 24hr and well stock with yummy Japanese food.


"Hi I am the SoftBank dog... please buy my cellphones."


cute crosswalk telling you to stay there while you wait for the green man.


fruits and vegetables look mighty tasty when their displayed like this...


A random street with shopping stores...


If you guys think Round 1 was cool, take a look at this Claw Heaven!!!


More claw machines outside the stores...


Ginger with poochi... if you really look closer, its not real.


Yummy desserts..


I remember seeing a tornado potato food truck last Artwalk... well sorry to say it's been so over played. Japan got it there first.. it was so yummy!


SO COOL... you wonder why Japanese people always carry cellphone charms on their phones? Because they have these awesome cute coin machine to dispense everywhere. Who can resist?


Went to Akihabara aka Electric town, famous for their computer, anime, otaku goods and new used items. We stop by into a electronic store. Looking at all on the new models of laptops.


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Their refrigerators!!! Efficiently design and compact.


Even their clothes iron looks like space ships. so awesome!


Gags, Toys and Keychain Charms.


Yes here's one picture of Ginger and I in Japan. We were really tired. But I'm having fun!


presentation is very important while serving your food.


Dominoes on a scooter?


Pass by Tokyo Nissan, I'm a fan of some of their cars.


Is this cool or what?


This may look like everything is ON SALE, but really this is how they display their prices. In a very small everything store.


riding on the train is quite different in Japan. If you look closer on the floor.. people wait in a single file line. They wait until everyone leaves then enters after.I find it very interesting how this system works and how they follow by these rules. No one is scattered everywhere like Beijing.


another day, we wander around the streets and saw a bunch of girls waiting in lines to get into an convention.


As I recall, it was a famous Japanese Fashion Show that happens once a year. All these Gyaru girls were waiting in line to get in.


Also on the same day, we wander into a Brasil Festival. Those pineapple look mighty tasty...


Ginger went to look at some suits...


And I went to look at some gowns...


A very strange museum Tobacco and Salt Museum.


We got yelled at for taking this picture... but this was a boot heaven... so many different kind of style of boots.


biker gang...


house curry at a random restaurant


At that time, Forever 21 just open in Tokyo. There were a million girls lining up to get into the store.


They make cake so tasty...


shopping at Harajuku...


Liz Lisa Store... so sad, there were so many clothes to choose from I didn't know what to buy.


I whine up not buying anything cause I couldn't choose...!?!


The biggest Takoyaki I ever seen!!!


A shop in Harajuku, called Takenoko.With all the pretty cosplay costumes and glamorous outfits.

There were too many pictures, so I'll split into different parts. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Tricia Isabela said...

Awww, that is so sweet that the ramen guy welcomed you to Japan in English. ^__^ And omigosh, that Chopper plushie is just too adorable~ I want it! T__T ♥

I really miss Japan so much. I want to go back there hopefully soon! Thanks for letting me revisit with your photos ^^

Kilala Michi said...

OMG!!!! we should so go to japan together!!!!! that would be sooo much fun!!!! oh oh...and love the pics!

Geeky Glamorous said...

omg that Donald in the catcher machine looks like he wants to escape so badly, ahaha. Fantastic pics! :D

Marie said...

@Tricia I always miss Japan!! I'm always looking back these photos all the time (>.<) BTW Chopper is my favorite!

@Michi I thought you guys are going this summer? Need to start saving up!

@Mandie Yeah... I tried many claw machines there, but fail to get anything. These dolls are just so adorable.


THANKS LADIES FOR VISITING MY POST!!

M. said...

I've awarded you with the STYLISH BLOGER AWARD!
http://madammempresents.blogspot.com/2011/06/stylish-blogger-award.html

Marie said...

Awwww Thank you sweetie, I feel really honored. I also comment on your blog as well.

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