I am finally glad to have visited the country I have long yearned to visit. It took me by chance to tour in Japan as my main purpose was to just receive my certificate in SENIA (c.f. SENIA Advocacy Awards 2017: “One day I want to honestly say I made it.”) and I appreciated every attraction there was to see in this wonderful paradise. I equally felt accomplished that I finally went to Akihabara and Harujuku – the dream places of every anime, manga, cosplay and Japanese fashion fanatic. I was satisfied to have gone to areas I have always wanted to go to, to have discovered places I never thought I would appreciate, to have bought items I have always wanted to buy and last but not the least, to have spent time with friends who were also in Japan with the same purpose as mine (ie. to attend SENIA conference in Yokohama along with the other members of the network).
Below is the itinerary of my travel in Japan. Time is never wasted no matter how long I have stayed in each of them.
DAY ONE: ARRIVAL IN TOKYO, SHIBUYA TOUR AND KIMONO TRY-OUT
Arrival at Narita Airport
First authentic Japanese meal with green tea
Shibuya crossing – where lines and people
intersect without bumping each other
Hachiko statue near Shibuya station
The dog that teaches the value of loyalty and faithfulness
Set of kimonos found in Kimono Kawaii Company
(a kimono rental shop in Shibuya)
Kimono photoshoot (studio)
Kimono photoshoot (outside)
Spicy Black Sesame Ramen for Dinner
Shibuya at night
DAY TWO: SHIBUYA, HARUJUKU AND AKIHABARA TOUR
Good morning Shibuya!
With Tower Records in the background
Beef Stew and Curry before the actual tour
Takeshita Street (Harujuku)
one of my favorite streets in the world
The store of lolita clothes
Strawberry Shoes bought in a store
There are lots of these in Japan. I want to buy more!
This is paradise! At Akihabara..
Sushi Go Round for dinner
It’s time for karaoke!!!
Japan’s Karaoke machine at a Karaoke bar
Electronic song list available in the karaoke
View from the karaoke room
Kimono Lolita Outfit bought in Harujuku