Japan: Once upon a Dream!

I cant help my feelings to wander whenever I think about that place. Its been a huge impact for me. I can still feel the coldness of the wind that touches my skin. The spring that brings happiness inside one’s heart. The cherry blossoms that was in full bloom, that I could never imagine to see it in person for real. The last  but not the least, the people who were generous enough to show us kindness while on travel. I feel so wonderful and grateful. These were the things that I did experience:

  1. Visit places such as Imperial East Garden in Tokyo, Osaka Castle, Fushimi Inari in Kyoto and many others.

Osaka Castle

Fushimi Inari

Mesmerized by the Sakura Tree

Mesmerized by the Sakura Tree

2.  First time to see so many people in one place, such as Ueno Park, enjoying their activities with their friends, family, or special someone.

Ueno Park

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3. Tried a vending machine

Glad to tried vending machine as what Ive seen it in movie and anime.

Glad to tried vending machine as what Ive seen it in movie and anime.

4. Wear a long skirt for the first time in my adulthood during my visit at Harajuku.

@ Harajuku

@ Harajuku

5. See and taste amazing sweet cakes.

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6. Eat my first ever cold ramen.

6-A

7. Visit a Mosque in Japan, such Camii Mosque in Tokyo

7-A

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8. Frequent ride in a train and running along fast to hop in.

8-A

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9. Get lost and wander the place.

9-A

10. First Japanese guy to offer his sit while we’re on a crowded train. sweet 🙂 (So bad, I didn’t had a picture with him)

Lets pretend this is HIM, shall we?

Lets pretend this is HIM, shall we?

11. Feel coldness in my hand that seems to numb.

11-A

12. Ride with Captain Hook at Hakone.
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13. Eat my first onigiri at nearby 7/11 located somewhere in Nishi Nippori.

Onigiri

Onigiri

13-A

14. First time to feel my heart pounding over excitement seeing the famous crossing in Shibuya Station.

14-A

15. Meet Hachiko

15-A

16. Stay at train station over one hour, and happy to observe Japanese people

16-A

17. First night bus travel from Tokyo to Osaka (vice versa) for almost 7-8 hours

17-A

18. Roaming around Akihabara alone in more or less 30 minutes, and see the wander of this place.

18-A

19. Fulfill my dream of taking a bath in bath tub. (The most relaxing ever, especially when you dream about it long before.)

19-A

20. First to eat the so called “Takoyaki”.

20-A

21. Be at Osaka Castle with so much history inside it.

21-A

22. Be at the tallest building called floating Garden observatory, and try walking at the Lumi Sky walk

22-A

22-B

23. First time to see a street performing monkey

23-A

24. One with nature through visiting the bamboo path in Kyoto.

24-A

25. First time to be at the Top of the Mountain at Fushimi Inari

25-A

26. Touched a Chubby Japanese Cat in Kyoto :p

26-A

27. Had a memorable photos with Japan citizens.

27-A

27-B

27-C

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So, here you go guys!I will never stop longing to go back there at Japan. I’m hoping I’ll be back soon, and the next time, I will include Hokkaido in my Itinerary:)

P.S: Its been so long that I haven’t post in here, but hopefully it will be full articles before the end year.

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Land of the Rising Sun

                I’ve been dreaming about going to the said place called Japan ever since when I was young. It’s been my greatest dream. I want to see their different kind of world, their rich culture, their technology and a lot of Japan’s wonderful thing that you can never see in any other place in the world. Mostly, I want to see the so called “Cherry Blossom”. I know this tree is growing in some part of the world like in Korea, China, etc but then, I wanted to see this tree at its full bloom in Japan.

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                I’ve been an avid watcher of anime that were created there, and maybe, this is the main reason why I was influenced in wanting to go to their place. Influenced by what I see and from the description they had in series of anime that promotes mostly their culture, and their other capabilities. I read about Japan and other information through reading magazine, websites, newspaper and books. I was thinking if ever this thing will be a dreaming coming true in the near future, it will be a great experience. In order to fulfil this, I was planning last year of saving much money in travelling, and from the way I calculated things by the means I have right now, I can’t reach the amount of money I needed for this year 2014 for this dream trip travel. However, a friend of mine suddenly brought this up. She also wanted to go there, and I was like “Hwaaaaat?” She did mentioned that the travel date will be possibly fall on April. I was thinking that this period were somehow great since I will be with someone on this travel, and that April were a great date going there since it’s Spring. Spring is where cherry blossom will make its way to bloom. Upon my mind roaming around, calculating the things I needed especially the amount that is needed, I was like loosen up because the travel will cost me more or less 70,000 php. Where I can get that money just for the stake of my dream, and that it is equivalent for only 5 days of travel? A very big amount to someone like me whose salary won’t make that much in three months to reach that certain amount. I WANT TO TRAVEL…huhuhu

                How I wish there will be a certain contest that I can join in and that this amount will be the winning price? Or is there anyone who is kind enough to give a FUND for this travel? hehe I guess, if there is, if you need a detail of my trip or something that goes along with the line of reporting about the travel..I guess that won’t be a problem.

Wishful thinking for a FUNDED Travel to Japan!

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