10.07.2012

Ate too much last night

Yesterday was the first day of three-day weekend.Next Monday,8th of October is Health and Sport day.
I went out to eat last night and ate too much,then I woke up in this early morning because of feeling unpleasant(actually it's still 5am)...

These photos were taken in Ginza I went last night.




At first restaurant(bistro),I ate carpaccio,terrine,gut stew and spagetti.I was already full,and after that I had some wine at spanish bar.When I was going back to my home,it was heavy raining suddenly.
I went to another place in a hurry,my favorite cafe-creperie.
It was first time I didn't want to eat anymore even though chocolate crape I love the most was in front of me.

Last night I ate European food too much,I try to let my stomach give a break for a while.

Thank you for reading and have a nice weekend:)

9.30.2012

Shopping day

Today I came to my favorite cafe because the weather was fine.
I thought the weather forecast was wrong.But it started raining hard suddenly.
I didn't bring my umbrella*o*

Well,I tell you about shopping day with my friend in Tokyo.

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Our shopping started from Shibuya 109.
Actually it was only 2nd time to go there for me.We had a look around almost all shops!This building has 8 floors and there are over 10 shops on only a floor!!



This store is very popular for young girls.If there would be this store near my home,I would lost lots of money as a teenager.
And I didn't know there is a kitty-chan shop (called "Club KT Shibuya") on the top of this store.
I was not interested in Kitty-chan,but there were many things I want to buy><


My kitty-chan:)


After that,we went to Harajuku.I always walk between Shibuya and Harajuku,it takes about 15 minutes.
An intersection in Harajuku.

When I was in an elementary scholl,I came to this town to buy idol photos.I can't understand why did I spend a lot of money for him.haha
After buying his photos,I used to eat a roll crape:



We sat down on stairs of the shrine and ate it as I used to the same.I can remember this view,that takes me back:)
My Belgian friend tole me there is nothing such crape in her place.I was surprised this is Harajuku style crape.This rolled crape is easy to eat while walking:)Although I wanted to take a break,almost young girls shouldn't want to stop walking,they want to keep shopping:)
But it was first time to see this building.
Harajuku is always changing...

This shopping day was like a teenager.I walked and laughed a lot:))

Thank you foro reading!
And I have to think how can I go back to my place from this cafe.



9.28.2012

Mountain in Tokyo

Finally summer has gone and autumn is here!
And the typhoon is coming to Tokyo soon.But I'm alright because I bought new great headphone,so I'll be at my place in this weekend with my favorite music:)

By the way,do you know there is a mountain in Tokyo?
Takao mountain is low,only 599m,it's shouter than Tokyo Sky Tree.But many people go to the mountain because it's easy to go from city.
Actually I didn't climb up there,

Just getting a cable car:P

Only few mintes later from the station,there is a great landscape.

I had to walk to the shrine at the top of the mountain.



When I arrived the top,two Tengu greeted us.But their faces looked like angry with something.




I don't know how many shaved ice did I eat in this year.

The cable car station.
There is a beer garden near there,and people was waiting to open even though it was still 3 pm:)

I'm thinking where should I go in this season.I'd like to see colored leaves and take a hot spring.Although I'm finding Japanese style hotel with great view of colored mountain,almost hotels are already full.Everyone think the same:/But I never give up to find nice place.

Have a nice weekend:)

9.23.2012

The hottest night in Roppongi

Hello:)

I am really lazy blogger,finally I give up to write about my summer memories.
Today the weather was like Autumn in Tokyo.I went to meet with my mother with only T-shirt though,it was cold.This summer was really hot.Everyone says like that around me.Now I'm happy summer finished.But in this summer,I had many fun and interesting experiences.
One of them was a night in Roppongi.
The town is famous for club and bar,that's sounds fun,right?

I went to watch Bon-dancing festival in a big store called Roppongi-Hills with my friends.
Tokyo tower was very beautiful from terrace.



We wore Yukata on the day,and everyone looked at us because my friend was European.She said she was like ET in Japan.It was really funnyXD





Everyone danced including us:)


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After that,we went to drink and sang a lot in karaoke.The time was already the last train,so went to subway station in a hurry.
But many people moved on to the town,then we didn't want to go back to my place,so we went to back to the town again!
We wanted to dance more though,we couldn't do that because of Yukata.
But it was okay.We could buy new clothes even though it was already 1:00 am.
Roppongi is a crazy town because there is a store which is never closed!!
We changed new clothes,and asked a staff,"we want to buy all we wear now".
Yes,I was drunk...But the staff was angry at me,because she didn't get drunk.haha
Finally we could buy them without taking off,but the staff,,,,her face,,,gee was I scared!

I can't remember clearly about a club we went after that happing.
All I can remember is just FUN!!

Thank you for reading:)

9.13.2012

My friend came to Japan in summer

How was your summer days?
I'm sorry for not updating for a long time.
I was just pretty busy at playing,working and studying.Noooo,actually I didn't study English at all for a while:/
Anyway,this summer was really,really fun:)
But it's already finished,I have to write about it not to forget my summer memories here.




In this summer,I was like a traveler because my friend came to Japan again and I showed her around Tokyo.(Actually we were just playing together*x*)
(last articles are here:part1,part2)
By the way,I have a question.We(Japanese) use "play" very often when we do something fun with friends.Is it wrong in English or too childish to use "play" in this situation?

The day we met up at Shinkan-sen plat home of Tokyo station,I felt nervous actually.
Her cell-phone had a small problem not to write any text on the day.
I thought I could find her there,but I couldn't because of too many people.Finally I called her and we could meet up:)
Tokyo station has many lines:Japan Rail trains,Shinkan-sen(fast train) and subways.
I always lost my way before I lived in Tokyo.My mother can't still understand completely even though she can read JapaneseXD
However signboards and information are written by English(+Chinese and Korean),so don't worry about that.
Probably many people can understand:) 

Any way,the next day I went to Disney Sea after working.

While she stayed at my apartment for a week,we went to Tsukiji,Takao-mountain,my hometown,Ginza,Tokyo-dome,Roppongi,Shibuya,Harajuku,Asakusa and Marunouchi.

I'll try to write about them soon:)

I think we could visit almost popular points of Tokyo,except my hometownXD

These pictures were taken in my favorite place,Yurakucho.






Thank you for coming to my lazy blog:))))

8.19.2012

My trip report -Osaka-

Last two days of my short summer vacation,I traveled to Osaka with my friend.Osaka is the biggest city in west of Japan.This is my first time to visit there in my life.Actually I was not interested in Osaka before.Because everything I want is in Tokyo.And I know Osaka is more popular city than Tokyo for foreign travelers.I had no idea why Osaka is!
Then,I decided to go to Osaka and I watch the town by myself this time!!!!

Osaka is very famous for food,like Tako-yaki,Okonomi-yaki and Kushi-katsu.Last trip(that was alone),I ate only dessert because I couldn't go into a restaurant alone:/
So,this time I asked my best friend to travel with me.That choice was great!I spent nice and funny time with her while traveling:)

First of all,we got on Shinkan-sen!I didn't want to experienced heavy traffic jam any more.
We choose "Hikari" which is the fastest train to Osaka from Tokyo.


Beautiful rice field,taken from window of the train.

2 and half hours later,we arrived at Shin-Osaka station and then,go to eat Okonomi-yaki in Doyon-bori.


We went this resraurant:mizuno(美津の).A chef baked okonomi-yaki in front of us.Of course,they were very nice:)

After that,we couldn't eat Tako-yaki soon,so we walked around towns.





Anyway,it wastoooooo hot temperature><
We went to watch a famous comedy show.In Japan,almost comedian came from Osaka.So almost non-Osaka people think people in Osaka are funny.But Osaka people get angry when we say like thatXD Although Japan is small island country,our characteristic vary by region.




Tako-yaki:)It was great!

At night,we went to a famous tower:Tsuten-kaku.
This is called the Eiffel Tower of Osaka.If French person read this article,please don't get angry.haha


Around this tower,there are many kushi-katsu restaurants.That is fried pork like BBQ.
Osaka people seem to really like this food.Even junior high scholl students were in the same restaurant and ate them without alcohol(of course:/)
I thought this food is like fast food for local people.

The next day was almost the same,just eating and walking....
But this trip was really fun!!!!

At last,Osaka is totally different atmosphere from Tokyo.
The towns and people were very energetic and a lot of people are there because Osaka is smaller than Tokyo.

I'd like to go places I've never visited.

Thank you for reading:)

In this week,my friend will come to Japan from Belgium.I'll show her around Tokyo:D
I'm so excited and I'll post about it in August.
This summer is pretty busy><

See you and have a great summer////

8.18.2012

My trip report -Nikko-

The other day,middle of my short summer vacation,I went to a national park of Nikko.The place I went was not famous area of Nikko,so I didn't see any monkeys and waterfalls.
I hiked around "battlefield".That is just name,actually nobody fought there.

According to traditional story,It is said that once upon a time,a dragon fought against centipede there.
Both of them were Gods of mountains who transformed as another creatures.




Although I think the winer was of course a dragon.....

8.12.2012

Biiiiig festival in east of Tokyo

Today was my first time to see this festival.It is held once a three years.
I'm so excited to see it because the shrine which is center of this festival is close to my working place.
I've heard sounds of people were practicing the festival many times while working in this month.
(Previous article about this festival eve is here)
People carries mobile mini shrine,called "mikoshi",with calling out "Wasshoi!Wasshoi!".
The sound I've heard was that!


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Although I've seen carrying mikoshi festival usually,this is really unique to pour water on mikoshi!!
A lot of people was absolutely soaked to the skin!







Some people wore an happi coat...I don't know what should I say it in English!

That is written by "祭" means festival on their back.Including a cute dog!


Firefighters joinedXDXDXDXD!!







I've never seen such a great festival.
I'd like to say thank people for carrying heavy mikoshi;)
Today was so much fun!!!

Thank you for reading and I hope your summer will be also nice;)