witchann2: (Nihon)
18.4. – 23.4. 2016, ÓSAKA

I´ve been there with my sis for 5 nights...
- flying with Emirates Airlines (one of the best we´ve used for traveling so far, at least according to my opinion)
- visiting Hozanji Temple, Namba, Daisenryo Kofun tomb, Kyocera Dome ^_^, Aquarium Kaiyukan, Shintennoji Temple, Osaka Castle and Floating Garden
- shopping in Book-Off shops (yes, again), in Shinsaibashi and in Tower Records of course!
- eating takoyaki, gyoza, ramen, soba noodles and tempura and more.... I just loved breakfasts (rice and salmon!!)

The weather was mostly sunny and even too warm for my taste, it was raining for just one day and then in the evening of our departure.
I also tried used my poor Nihongo (Japanese) a few times, suprisingly with success and bought a lot of sweets and omiyage (souvenirs) for friends and family.
And a top of this "trip" – KAT-TUN の ´10ks!´ live in Kyocera Dome = unforgettable experience.

Looking at what I wrote, I think we managed quite a lot within such short time. And I already miss Japan... Again.

PS: We managed to catch quite a few Johnny´s idols on TV, but Kame just once in Raizin CM! O_o

A few photos I took if you´re interested... )
witchann2: (Nihon)
I´ve decided to make this post simple, even though our schedule itself was not easy to accomplish at all, ´cause you know... We remembered that we wanted to do and eat and see so many things yet...

Ameyoko, Asakusa, Shibuya, Shiba and Shibuya again... )

Return back home
...was damn long and quite depressing.
I would rather not comment on our transfer in Moscow, or waiting for train in Prague, because I would end up complaining and whimpering like a kid.
I was really grateful to our parents that they came to pick us up from the station very early in the morning and then our common vacation with my sis ended after 10 days.

What was the most cruel about it - naturally I went to sleep, when I finally got intomy bed, but I left my window open and I totally forgot it was the first Wednesday in a month, which is the regular time for siren´s test at noon. I swear I had never had such a horrible waking up in my life. >_<
(Later I found out that my dear sis experienced exatly the same...)
I was able to fix up my mood only when I unpacked the suitcase and found out just how many KAT-TUN and Jin related things I´ve just brought back home with me. :DWhat´s left to say?
I want to go to Japan again. ^_^´

Thank you for reading (and patience).

PS: Now I can finally put my efforts to ´Red West´ too. ^^/
witchann2: (Nihon)
That day was sunny, hot and windy and I really learnt my lesson not to expose my European skin to the Japanese sun. XD
Landmark Tower
Beautiful day in Yokohama and evening with beer and Going! )

To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)
Do you remember Odagiri Ryu walking through the alley of trees?
Or Yabuki Hayato running like crazy on the same pavement, only in the opposite direction?
Or both of them lying on the meadow feeling chilly as Yankumi was quite upset that they skipped the school?
Because exactly to those places we headed on the next day... ^^
Back in time
Fangirling in Fuchu-no-Mori Park, shopping in Shibuya and a little more... )

To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)
Friday 26th of September… The first day of KAT-TUN´s ´come Here´ concerts in Tokyo.
This was my first thought after I woke up that morning. The fact, that we had no idea, whether we would even have a chance to get there or not, didn´t matter. I was getting ready for some concert without having a ticket in advance (which was somehow my life premiere :D) and I was nervous and excited at the same time...
Walk to Skytree

Stunning morning at Tokyo Skytree and heading to Harajuku... )

To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)

Before I started writing this next post about my vacation, I realized that I had totally forgot about the crazy weather during that day. I think that partially it is caused by the fact, that no matter the heat or raining or wind, I enjoyed the time spent in Tokyo so much I couldn´t care less about the weather whims. XD

Read more... )

To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)
Moving on with the fangirl trip… ^^

Koraku-en, Dome, Ginza, Akihabara... )
To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)
Our first waking up with pagoda behind the window came after cruelly short sleep, but as soon as I had realized where I actually was, I got excited and forgot about a tempting option to remain in bed for hours right away.

As we wanted to make at least one trip into the nature outside Tokyo, we were following the weather forecast very closely. (And I have to say they are much more precise in their predictions than our meteorologists. :/) As there was one of seasonal typhoons approaching, we decided to use the sunny day at once. And even though it took us ages to get on the train to Odawara, it worked out well in the end...

Trip in Hakone )

It was a calm and relaxing day (not counting the mess at Shinjuku station), that charged me with energy which I definitely used during the next days. ^^

To be continued~
witchann2: (Nihon)
Just a little introduction... ^^´
I knew it back then, two years ago. At the moment we left Tokyo for another part of our journey across the middle Japan, I knew that I have to return there again. Once was simply not enough.
That time, I was just a member of a big group of tourists, which happened to be an obstacle anywhere it moved (and it was really getting on my nerves >…<). As it was my first time in Japan, I was in awe over everything I saw and experienced. Not that I was not thrilled about the tiniest things AGAIN, only this time it was exactly that kind of vacation I was eager for. Being able to follow (and to constantly change) own schedule and spending hours on the places, which might seem insignificant to usual tourists, but they were precious to me. That was what I needed and that was what I enjoyed to the last bit.

If I should express it briefly, my second vacation in Japan together with my dear sis was one of the best periods of my life. To a stranger, I´m not able to explain properly, what attracts me to Japan so much, except mentioning the culture, nature, language, music, anime and manga. They still don´t understand. And maybe I do not understand it either… But I am really happy, that I have ever fallen for this country; taking it whole as it is, with its good and bad sides. I cannot imagine my life without it anymore…

Sorry, I will stop pondering about my inner ´Japanese self´ for now. And if you are interested, allow me to tell you something about the actual time I spent in Tokyo. ^^ I will divide my experiences in a few posts and I will try hard not to be boring. No matter if you were, are, going to be, or want to be in Japan, I hope you will enjoy reading this. ^^

Read more about our journey and the first evening in Asakusa... )


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