The Japan series won’t be complete if we have not explored the city. What even more important destinations we could have visited other than Mt. Fuji and Tokyo? Tell me! Kidding. Or not.
Since we were already at the Yamanakako area, we dropped by its visitor center before we go back to Tokyo for our third day.
It was cloudy that day, so we weren’t able to see much of the perfect cone-shaped Mt. Fuji. But it was really cool that we were able to get educated with how it was formed from two mountains and that it was surrounded by five lakes and all that. It was amazing that behind the very beautiful and breathtaking creature is an equally beautiful and breathtaking story as well.
Finally it was a whole day for Tokyo!!
Stopped by to drop our luggage and stuff at the hotel in Shinjuku, then had the liberty to explore the famous city on our own.
Primary goal: shop and take photos of the famous pedestrian in Shibuya! HAH!!
To get there, we had to ride a train from Shinjuku.
After three stations, we were in Shibuya!
And so the shopping began!
This freaking Forever 21 separated me from the group! We raided the sections on our own, so when I was done, I went out and waited for them. After a good number of minutes they haven’t gotten out so I thought of two things: either I stayed so long that they thought I was gone and started walking, or they were still not done. That’s when I decided to start walking alone, just like how I do in Ayala. Even with the presence of Forever 21 in Makati, girl, Forever 21 is Forever 21! Booyeah.
Some more brands we love in five to six storey buildings:
And a handful of street photos, I just love corners!
Favorite Tokyo shot. Taken in Odakyu overpass
By evening, my relatives living in Japan visited me in the hotel (stayed at Shinjuku Washington Hotel) and took me out for dinner. It was still during high school when my cousin Yuki and I last saw each other and her sibs weren’t even born then! It’s been a long time so this trip was a really great opportunity!
After dinner. Sushizanmai, Shibuya
It was quite late already so there were no malls to go to. Instead, we drove around almost everywhere (I think, because I got back to the hotel at 3 in the morning and my room mate was already asleep)! We dropped by Don Quijote (it’s famous for Filipinos according to Papa) and walked some more streets in Shibuya.
Past the expressway, I was able to see where that scene in Tokyo Drift was shot. But I have to admit, I don’t know which scene was it. *facepalm* Played in one of the game centers in Odaiba, so cool the arcades run 24 hours a day! And I also got the chance to see the Rainbow bridge! Rainbow because it changes its color lights every certain number of minutes. Roponggi too and then Yokohama, which was pretty far but they’re so game to show me around! Too bad there were no more photos because it was, well, close to dawn.
One last!! This series of posts won’t be done if the remainders won’t be up! Hope you’re loving the virtual tour so far!