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[PUBLIC] Japan Trip & Pictures → 2/4  

DAY 08, JUNE 4 2010→ Nara Park

Another beautiful, warm, exhausting day. Walking all around Nara Park was very tiring, but everything we saw was very beautiful. We saw the Three Story Pagonda & the Five Story Pagonda, & then from there, deer were EVERYWHERE. There were a lot of deer that were relaxing in the shade & very calm, but most of them were hungry as hell. I had crackers for them & they ripped the whole thing from my hands & ate it, & some deer almost stuck their antlers in Jean's butt (we got footage of that too xD). Some of them were so hungry that they ate half our pamphlet. We went to visit 2 gorgeous gardens, Isuien Garden & Yoshikien Garden & relaxed in them for a while, but once we left, we were back with the very hungry deer. The area was full of tourists, & their were a lot of children from schools, so about 3 or 4 Japanese children that were learning English came over to us. It was really cute because they were trying so hard to communicate with us in English, & they asked us some questions like where we were from & what we liked about Japan. A lot of children also said 'hello' to us when we passed by, it was very cute. Before going back to the hotel, we visited Nigatsu-do Hall & Sangatsu-do Hall, which gave us a beautiful view of Nara Park.

The pamphlet the deers munched on

A sign in Nara Park

Isuien Garden

How cool, the fishie looked at the camera :P

Yoshikien Garden

I was amazed by this ladies room toilet. I've never seen one like this before xD

The cover of the mochi we bought was cute

DAY 09, JUNE 5 2010→ Universal Studios Japan
This day was really messed up for us. We were supposed to go to Spaworld, but when we got there, we found out that the indoor pool was closed, & the only reason we wanted to go there was for the pool. After having lunch (the beef was AMAZING), we went back to the hotel to figure out what to do. We decided to go with our original plan when we started planning for the trip, Universal Studios Japan. USJ isn't really different from the one here in America in Florida, the only difference is the language, like the Spiderman & Jurassic Park ride. We went on the Jurassic Park ride twice. The first time, they put us in the very first row, & I got soaked (& I changed out of my bathing suit before we left because I'm smart like that). We went on a ride called Space Fantasy, which is a ride that isn't in America, to dry off more. Didn't really help, but the ride was fun as hell. It was kind of like Space Mountain, but a lot better-- a indoor rollercoaster that lights up like you're in space. The hilarious part of that ride was Jean wanted the picture they took & Jean only had her credit card on her, in her boobs, so she whipped it out of her boobs & the poor guy was thrown off (& said it was like magic LOL). After I nearly got dried off, we went on another ride that Jean wanted to go on, where I got soaked again. After that, there was no point, we just went back on Jurassic Park cause I wasn't drying anytime soon. Afterwards, we shopped on the citywalk & I got a cute outfit. Then we did the American thing-- ate at the Hard Rock Cafe haha.

Breakfast-- Starbucks & ice cream haha

The amazing beef meal of goodness


The hysterical Jurassic Park shot lol Jean's face

DAY 10, JUNE 6 2010→ Arashiyama
Another beautiful and hot ass day to walk around & get tired. Their were a lot of shops around, so we looked up & down the streets. Since it was kind of hot, the best part was walking through the much cooler bamboo forest. The bamboo was so damn tall & there was so much of it, it was very cool to walk through. We also visited Tenryu-ji Temple a.k.a. the Cultural Heritage Site. The temple & gardens were huge, & they had a tatami room open for people to sit in & view the big beautiful pond. It was so relaxing that Jean & I sat in it for about two hours. The pond was also full with big beautiful koi that jumped out of the water, it was so pretty to see.

Tenryu-ji Temple & tatami room

DAY 11, JUNE 7 2010→ Kobe
Unlike the other days, the day we went to Kobe was cooler & a bit rainy, which actually felt kind of good. The day wasn't really planned, we just picked out Kobe at last minute for some shopping. I ended up buying 2 more headbands because I have an addiction. We also had breakfast; not really fond of the pancakes in Japan. They're big, thick & yummy looking, but they're too hard & take the cake thing literally. I was sad. We stopped by 2 malls, & one of them had a whole floor of anime. Jean & I, of course, got stuck in the only yaoi store there picking out doujinshi for who knows how long (Code Geass for Jean, I think it might have been really, really odd if I asked if they had GacktJOB LOL). We then walked to Kobe's Harborland & ran into yet another mall where we did not buy anything except for extrememly yummy pork. There was also a really small amusement park with a ferris wheel, but we didn't go on it. I noticed Japan really likes ferris wheels.

Camwhoring a lot, sorry

DAY 12, JUNE 8 2010→ Tokyo, Tokyo Tower
We left Osaka for Tokyo, our last & longest stop in Japan. We took the bullet train there, which was really cool & fast as hell. Once we got off the train, we got a little lost. Again. But people in Japan are extrememly helpful. One lady we asked help for went on her phone to get directions to our hotel & then walked us back into the train station & all the way to the right train. Once we got to our hotel, we went to go visit Tokyo Tower, which by the way, IS EXTREMELY TALL, if you didn't know this already. The only reason I'm saying that is because I was scared xD Yes, it was very high & took two elevators to get to the top. The view of the city was stunning, though. The first platform we went to was 150m high. Taking the second elevator up, it was 250m high. The tower also had a lot of shops & restaurants inside it, including a wax museum, a guiness museum, a playland, an aquarium, & even a tribute room to Michael Jackson.

Our hotel room was tiny haha

Camwhoring in the elevator, which we later found out, had cameras in lol

Tokyo Tower

View from Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower at night

The bathroom in our hotel room

Zero & Yoshikitty aka Shot of the Egos

DAY 13, JUNE 9 2010→ Shibuya & Shinjuku
The (really early) morning was messed up for me. Around 1 in the morning or so, I woke up with really terrible cramps on my side & took a hot bath for about an hour until the pain went away, & Jean & I didn't fall back asleep until around 4. Somehow, we still managed to get up & I felt completely fine. We were planning to go to the Imperial Palace, but since the weather wasn't so great, we went to visit Shibuya & Shinjuku. We first went to Omotesando Hills, but the stores in that mall were not our speed & were extrememly expensive. We were having a little difficult for a while finding places to eat that accept our credit cards (we were running low & needed to save for Gackt), & once we finally did, we shopped around. We roamed around Tower Records for a little while before checking the crowded streets of Shibuya. We found a mall called 'Shibuya 109', which we ended up buying some clothes. I bought a shirt with a parfait & then ended up going to eat a parfair (Jean & I ate dessert before dinner a few times :X). Afterwards, we headed to Shinjuku, but got lost. Again xD We found mostly food places rather than shopping. Then Jean & I got lost in the middle of all the host & hostess clubs. There were a lot of hosts walking around the streets-- we got out of there quick xD

Ew this place ships You & Chacha :O



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Tenshin26100tenshin26100 on June 19th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
I loved to read your report with all the pictures, really ! *_*

I've also seen that you written a first report that I have missed, and even if it have taken a long moment to see all of this, it was really nice, I'm glad you had such nice trip ! <3

PS : How you're supposed to use this toilett ? O___O

kazeyukazeyu on June 19th, 2010 08:34 pm (UTC)
how you use the toilet is that you squat down on it haha and then you go...i think its kinda neat ^_^
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 19th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)

Yeah it's a lot I have so much that I had to split it up, thanks for looking still! ♥

I have no idea about the toilet, I couldn't figure it out xD Its for a woman, so I'm guessing she would have to squat down or something? I didn't dare to use it so I have no idea LOL

kazeyukazeyu on June 20th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
my computer is broken right now TT^TT

but wheat im hopeing to do is read about your whole trip at one time, when you have it all up ^_^ and hopefully before, i will have it fixed, even though, i might have to get it fixed in August or so. but haha i do look at all the pictures haha XD i didnt know that there was a universal city walk in japan! XD

im still in love with the one here XD in cali. haha I hope to go to japan one day, so haha im happy that you put the pictures of your trip up, i know what im looking forward to once i get my trip to japan! XD haha man, im going to save up for it, and hopefully im going to go everywhere! XD haha

(sorry for the long comment) XD
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 05:16 am (UTC)
Aw no! D: Hope you fix it before August! I'll be writing the rest of it within the next few days, so if you're around the a computer, they'll be up soon.

I never been to Cali's Universal, but I love Florida's. Islands of Adventure is one of my favorite parks. Does Cali's have Islands of Adventure?

Hope you get to go to Japan soon too! :)
I don't mind long comments, I write a lot back most of the time too LOL
kazeyu: gackt eat yummykazeyu on June 20th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
TT^TT yeah i know, i got mad at it, and accidentally threw my mouse at it....(such and idiot...no really dont comment one that, it was really idiotic to do so XD haha) but yeah, me too, if i have any money left over from anime expo, then i hope i will have enough to fix it! TTATT I'm only using a quarter of what i have left for a screen.....yeah..its hard to read things this way >_>

:* hmmmm I've only been there a couple of times, but I'm sure that they have it, but then California's universal is not as big as the one in Florida , so i wouldn't think so, since I've been on like every ride there...(i cried on Jurassic park.....like a baby, boyfriend thought it was cute.... :x yeah no i dont think so!!! TTATT)

haha XD I wanna go with someone too....just because of all the rumors about what happens to most female foreigners..... >_> i need like....to avoid the buses....or something....maybe I'll walk everywhere >_>

Jesshideincarnate on June 19th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
That park in Nara looks really pretty!
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Nara was really beautiful & very relaxing when deers weren't trying to rip your hands off for food LOL
all or nothing: cafeuzuhi on June 20th, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
Such lovely photos ♡♡

I've never been to Nara or Kobe but looks beautiful♡

Dear God, glass floor in Tokyo Tower... (((((0□0;))))

Jean & I ate dessert before dinner a few times :X
lol I know what you mean, somehow walking around town = trying out cafe-esque dessert shops for me&my friends too XD

LOL Japanese-style toilets totally always confuse the heck out of us Westerners. I've been taught as a toddler how to use em and I still can't get it right XXD
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 05:24 am (UTC)
Thank you ♥

They're definitely worth checking out if you could, especially Nara.

That glass floor was SCARY. Standing in the tower was SCARY. It was only a little section of glass on the floor, but still scary. I took the picture & just ran off LOL

There are so many dessert shops in Japan. Like EVERYWHERE It's so hard to not walk in when you see a giant parfait sitting in the window.

I give props to the ladies who use it. I could never LOL
Ambersleepydragon_26 on June 20th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Ah! SO many things to comment on! haha

The toilets in China were like that everywhere! Even on the train! I magine trying to use one while the train goes around a bend at 50mph...yeah.

Your pictures are beautiful, btw!

I want a yoshikitty sooo bad!

Apparently 109 is like, the place to shop in Shibuya *jealoussss*
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
I can't imagine using that toilet PERIOD. I gotta give ladies who do props LOL

Thanks :)
lol seeing Yoshikitty was funny, especially when it's surrounded by the girly Hello Kittys

LOL definitely its very crowded there & they have a lot of really nice & cute shops.
mjspicemjspice on June 20th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
Damn! It's all so beautiful! I wish I could go...:( *pokes the fishes & the deers*

& heheh yeah that's the Asian toilet! You gotta...er..squat on it. << >>
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Aww, maybe one day!

I give props to the people that use that, MY FRIGGIN' GOD
Xia: GACKT / farawaymun_chairudo on June 20th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Yay for signs in Japan! Cute in a way +laughs+

&those toilets. Ew. I don't like those at all, but we have plenty of those all over the places in Viet Nam. Or at least we had them a few years ago when I visited my relatives. Bah.
After I saw & had to make use of those I appreciate German toilets all the more lol. Also, German toilet paper. And tissues. Oh my!

All those pictures... +dreamy sigh+.. ^^
Thank you for another great read! :')
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on June 20th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
lol they are pretty cute signs. Lotsa engrish around too, moreso on clothes lol

I just find those toilets really weird for women xD I mean, are they for people who don't wear panties or something?! Stripping out of everything to pee seems pointless, I don't understand them LOL

Thank you for the comment & reading! :)
Amy Ramsey: AHHHHHHH!derangedlyrics on July 9th, 2010 06:34 am (UTC)
omfg! Deer AND Jurassic Park?! I'd die.
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on July 25th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
*late comment is late*

Yeah, there were deer EVERYWHERE. & we went on Jurassic Park twice. They put us in the first row the first time, it was so much fun xD
Amy Ramsey: pic#102687261derangedlyrics on July 25th, 2010 03:48 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely! haha. <3
アイリス: YFC gacktanei_no_tsuki on July 24th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
The deers in Nara are anything BUT shy. And they are so lazy, haha~ Unfortunately we only got to see Tofuku-ji because of time/money and we couldn't go into Nara park much :/
We also had to skip Himeji because of heavy rain and again, money, yay for the fucking exchange rates.

And man, that bamboo forest and the tatami room overlooking the pond is gorgeous. I could sit there forever as well <3
Me and Es visited a temple in kyoto that had those Zen gardens, and we sat in that room for like 30 minutes just staring at it. <3

SHIBUYA 109. MY HEAVEN. Whenever I go in there I must buy something golds, lip service or Me jane. Oops XD
QUEEN OF → GACKT♥BOOBIESomg_its_gackt on July 25th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
No, they really aren't. If they're not sunbathing, they're ripping everything out of your hands xD
Aw D: I don't think we even hit the whole park, it was pretty damn big xD;

It really is. We didn't want to leave the tatami room; the view was stunning & the tatami was very comfortable after walking around so much. Absolutely loved it.

LOL that was our favorite place to shop. It's so ALIVE in there, man xD
ichiguko0704 on July 11th, 2011 05:04 pm (UTC)
Japan is a wonderful country and the culture of Japan is really interesting. I like the pictures very much.