I figured that this is going to be a reaaaal long post so I just sorta decided to split it into parts x)
So I ACTUALLY went to JAPAN *throws confetti*
Would totally cross it off my bucket list but I loved it so much it will stay uncrossed x)
Took a selfie at the airport, I was crazy excited, who wouldn't be right?
First International Family Holiday, and we go to Japan!
Still in disbelief...
Still in disbelief...
7 hours can get pretty boring, so many camwhoring HAHAH
While daylight was still possible.
And STILL. in disbelief.
You can get many pretty shots when you're up in the sky you know,
I'm pretty sure this was a #nofilter but it looks like it had one ._.
Plane food~ It was.. meh HAHAH
I see little ice pieces at my window~ Why can't I put emoji's?! D:
Attempting to get rid of boredom.. *takes pictures of what mom does in the plane*
and FINALLY, the sun begins to set, and I couldn't decide which photo was prettier so HERE YOU GO XD
Going into the night~
Flying over the city of Japan..
It finally sank in. I. am. in. Japan.
You wouldn't believe how excited I was HAHAHA
Thinking back, I'm starting to feel excited reading about this again!
Okay, with all the amazing stories, it's definitely normal that the first place I went to in Japan was the toilet, but I did not take a picture of it because I was busy enjoying the buttons hahah
What I did take a picture of IS the vending machine :P
Okay, it's just some normal vending machine, but since it was WINTER, they had both HOT and COLD drinks.
It's really rare that you see really good working vending machines, and believe me, they were all over Tokyo in mint condition!
The first time I'm in winter so a selfie is a must :P
It's about 11pm (Japan time) though HAHAH
And were waiting for our bus to get to the first hotel, Toyoko Inn @ Ota-Ku.
Got on the bus when it came SUPER punctually. Like serious. On the dot. Even if the time stated was based on this ugly time on a digital clock. But seriously, it was on the dot with the DIGITAL clock wth.
If you don't know where I'm from (Malaysia) then you wouldn't understand why I'm so fascinated by this.
In Malaysia, it is REALLY hard to see any form of PUBLIC transport to EVER be on time. Which is why it is really hard to ever estimate how long it will take you to get from one place to another ><
Our room in the budget hotel. Despite it being a budget hotel, it was still very well-kept and the staff were all really hospitable. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Right, I mentioned that it was about 11pm in Japan right? Well, dad was hungry.
So instead of settling down in the hotel, we walked around in the cold wind, which I actually surprisingly enjoyed. HAHAA
After exploring the 7-Eleven that was right opposite our hotel, we asked the cashier where to get ramen and BLESS ME TINY BIT OF COMPREHENSION OF JAPANESE we managed to find the place,
and had one. of. the. best. ramen. ever.
Not cheap, but it was a good midnight snack. Really good.
And that concluded my first day in Japan. Sorta. HAHAHA
If you're already tired from reading, you can stop right here cause I'm putting a border so you can continue next time? :P
View of a typical morning from my hotel window. We only realised after that the windows are NOT tinted and people can actually see us in out jammies HAHA oh well~
Cold, sunny day~
We actually used this day to travel to our main hotel (In Shinagawa) but pretty pictures anyway~ :P
After getting out of the train station in Shinagawa~
Our Key Card, the hotel was right opposite the station so we just walked there hahah
Messing up the room~
We walked around after that. Despite not knowing where we were going, Japan's signboards are convenient enough to allow us not to get lost and the hotel is right opposite the station so who CAN get lost?
Bought some strawberries from a Kinokuniya Mart nearby because strawberries in Malaysia are not sweet or huge for that matter.
DO YOU SEE HOW HUGE THIS IS?!
Amazingly sweet too! I have never eaten strawberries until I came to Japan and after I left, I didn't eat any strawberries here cause they're sour >o<
We didn't have any permanent plans, so definitely we bought a train ticket and went to Tokyo, like the city Tokyo
It was quieter than I thought actually, probably cause everyone is busy working while we are busy being all tourist-y
Tokyo train station :3 And a bunch of Japanese people taking photos as well hahah
More pictures~ Of my sisters' hand ._.
Right, so we took this tour bus thing (that was free) and it will just bring us on a small tour (let us see the palace and stuff)
More Ginza :3
It was getting late, actually not really it was like 5 when it started getting dark like omg in Malaysia it gets dark at 8 hahaha
So we went back to the hotel (after dinner, which was at Sukiya) and explored their mall.
Yes, they had a mall.
We went into the EPSON Aqua Stadium and watched many shows, like Dolphin and Sea Lions. I liked the shows
Pictures of fishes and sea creatures *blub bulb*
It was late night and dad was hungry again so guess what they bought?
The kids were still kinda full though so we didn't exactly had the full enjoyment yet nyeheheh
That concludes Day 2! I will totally blog about the rest next time!