Japan Trip 2016 Part 4 : Tokyo SkyTree and Onsen9:18:00 PM
Heyyloow yellow :D!
I'm really enjoying blogging about our Japan Trip, i can't help it-i just keep on wanting to continue (and forgetting about all those other things that i need to blog about T.T), it's making me feel the itch to travel again badly though, i don't think i can wait until December T.T..
So, continuing our Day 2 : we're going to Tokyo SkyTree next!
|Crazy wefie with the tip of the tower hahaha|
This is also most possibly where i lost my stupid Blackberry phone... It's either i left it at the store where we bought Gudetama doll that can immitate dan shake (stupid thing broke before i even took a video of T.T so darn sad. I thought Japanese made products should be superior #bitter . I am thinking of lugging it back to Japan and demand them to fix it *LOLOLOL*) or in the bathroom because i thought i was still logging in our spending to my note (if you don't know yet, i keep very close eye on our spending and i pretty much write down every single thing that we spend on. That's why my finance's so good *LOL*) while sitting at the benches near the bathroom T.T (if i remember correctly, that is).
But at that time i was still blissfully unaware so i was having the time of our lives -___-.
Our first stop at Tokyo Sky Tree was at a little Tokyo Banana store (i tried Tokyo Banana before, and i don't get the big fuss. I mean, i love banana and i love banana cakes-but Tokyo Banana's nothing special for me. Plus my sis kinda forced a whole box down our throat a while back and i kinda feel like i have enough Tokyo Banana for a lifetime -___-) with a Sanrio store close by. While the others went to buy Tokyo Banana, i made a mad dash to the Sanrio store to buy Hello Kitty souvenirs, as you do!
One of the cutest thing i saw there was this crazy immitating Hello Kitty :
Which i would definitely buy if only i have a daughter-but i have a son, so i bought the stupid Gudetama instead.
|Whenever there's a sign indicating that we're in Tokyo-i just have to snap a pic #notshy|
I think Stella was getting frustated a bit in this point LOL (FHL), because we kept on stopping for pictures and buying things even though she already told us that we need to go to the perfect spot for the tower before it gets dark. Btw, we passed by a Gudetama pop up cafe too, too bad we had no time to drop by!
|Tokyo Sky Tree observation tower|
|It's so high you need to lean back very far to take in the whole thing. Better yet, crouch!|
|Silv was definitely crouching when she took this pic hahaha|
|Group shot, get in!|
After the group shot, we were given a few hours to roam around Tokyo Sky Tree. You could get in the observation tower if you want, but the queue was quite insane and i personally am not into observation towers (i've been to KLCC's, Macau's and Paris'-those are the ones that i can remember. They were more than enough for me) so we decided just to explore the stores.
There's this HUGE store selling all kawaii, anime products called Tree Village. Seeing the pictures get me a bit worried about bringing my son there. Will he go nutz? Coz hunny went batshit a bit nutz -___-.
|The place was seriously HUGE and there were endless kawaiii-ness|
|The super "in" character : Gudetama. Hunny is a huge fan of Gudetama. I love it too, but not as much as he does|
There were a lot of other kawaii spots which i did not dare to snap pics of. You know, whenever i see a store attendant i would hide my phone, like an idiot. I seriously have no idea if photo taking is ok there *LOL*.
Another highlight of our visit is this ice cream store :
|Specializing in Fresh Milk ice cream|
|So pretty, no?|
|The star haired girl was apparently Tokyo Sky Tree's mascot|
|When it gets dark outside, their garden was lit up with beautiful lights|
|How's our attempt to do post-wedding style pic? HAHAHAHA|
|#OOTD , shrug my coat back on ASAP because it was FREEZING!|
|Before we move on, here's a selfie of Lily and i that i forgot to include in the previous post :p|
|I won't even pretend that i remember the area's name, or that i know what the onsen's named|
|Do you see the smaller building on the right? Guess what that is? A DOG spa. Seriously.|
|This onsen was full of anime decors btw, i wonder if it's a promo of a certain anime or something, because the onsen itself looks pretty traditionally-decorated|
|There's even animatrons|
|You can see the lockers there|
|First, you need to get your Yukata here. You can choose your size based on your height and then you get to choose the patterns. It's pretty obvious that i went for the pink one, yes? From here you change in the locker room (not the one outside, it's for your shoes!) inside. Unlike Korean jimjilbang where all of the Korean women seem to be super comfortable in their naked skin (to a point where i find it a bit exhibitionist *LOL*. I mean, it's good that they're so comfortable and confident, i however, come from South East Asia and it's just not our culture to flaunt our nakedness in public, even if there are only other women around) Japanese ladies are a lot more discreet. They seem to be okay about being naked but most of them still cover whatever they can with towels and they don't stay around naked in front the vanity while applying makeup|
|First thing i saw when we get inside from the changing room, a kid's spot! I wonder if Japanese are more lenient to little kids in their public onsens because last time in Korea there's an age limit of 8 and above|
|I was with the other married ladies in our tour group and we couldn't find our husbands! After spending sometimes fruitlessly trying to locate them, we decided to just eat *LOL*|
|But not before taking photos in this spots. This lady's not someone we know btw, she just happened to be standing there when i tried to snap a pic of the tower|
|The lighting made it very hard to take a decent pic, but you can see my kawaii pink yukata here|
|One with Viny|
|When we were finally reunited with the boys, we can finally take group pics|
|And a pic of me having yummy ramen earlier. I am seriously not a fan of ramen outside Japan|
|Ofc, this one's yummy too|
We kinda lost track of time especially after we found our hubbies that we were super late, apologies to the rest of the group :(.
And that is the end of Day 2 for us! Day 3 is a special one because we get to try Harajuku hairstyle and went to Alice in Wonderland (possibly one of my fave fairy tale) cafe! Don't miss the next post ^^!#Pink