Monday, April 16, 2012

Japan - Day 2 and 3

Hey guys! Thanks for the positive feed back the other day about my trip. I will be all caught up shortly. After day 3 I didn't take as many photos in a day so combining a bunch of days should be easy. I am excited for Toy Army Tuesday tomorrow. I still am working on catching up on emails and what not so please bare with me.

Day two

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We headed out to one of my personal favorite spots in Tokyo on this day - Harajuku!! The photo above is of the famous street where some of the best shopping is. Before I got my shop on we headed to Yoyogi park to eat lunch and slack line.

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Let's be real - I didn't slack line, only Mike did. I have tried before and didn't feel like whiping out on my second day. We did draw quite a bit of attention and after about 20 minutes the cops came to ask us to take it down. Whoops.

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After lunch we went to Meiji Jingu - a beautiful Shinto shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken.

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Shopping in Harajuku is a dream.

Day 3

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Day 3 was spent in Kamakura. It is a beautiful sea side town full of beautiful shrines and Buddha's. Above was the first shrine we went to and it had two beautiful golden buddhas - unfortunately cameras were not allowed inside.

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For 5 cents you could climb in this buddha. I think he was my personal favorite.

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Afterwards we got lost and ended up hiking in Jurassic Park.

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For this temple you had to climb through a cut out boulder to find the shrine. Once you were inside you went into a cave to wash your money for good luck.

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My personal favorite - watching the sun set behind Mt.Fuji on the beach. *sighhhh. The only way it could have been better was if it were summer time and actually warm on the beach. Other than that - no complaints here :]

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  1. Wow, such gorgeous photos...it makes me want to go to Japan more and more! Oh, and your lunch looks scrummy and exciting (I'm hungry!) xx

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    1. :] Thank you! And the food was great, haha.

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  2. I am seething with jealousy! How amazing!!!

    xo

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  3. Gosh I just teared up looking at these pictures. I am so so excited. It's kind of ridiculous.

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    1. D'aww! You are going to have an incredible time. I can't wait to see your pictures - oh my!

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  4. Wow. I would grow broke in 5 minutes in Harajuku. No really. Wow their streets are packed!!!! Those 3 lil singing statues are so cute! Wow that sunset must have been amazing!!!! =)

    Lemanie's Randomness Blog

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    1. Haha, it was tough trying to stay in control. In this city most of the main roads get pretty busy - especially in Harajuku. :]

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  5. Looks like you guys are having a blast.. I am loving the pictures...

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  6. Those pics are incredible! I think my favorite is the one of you standing in front of the wall of large tile looking things. :)
    I'm also going to have to look into slacklining. That sounds hilarious!

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    1. Thanks! Those are actually sake holders!! Pretty cool.

      It is fun...just takes a lot of practice.

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  7. Loving the catch up on your trip you have so many amazing photos!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I feel like it is almost overload with pictures but my friends and family wanted to see the trip and this is the easiest way :]

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  8. GREAT PICTURES!! I have a little baby gloomy bear - I wish I had a huge one like the one in the picture.

    Japan's ocean side is absolutely beautiful.

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    1. Cute!! I had been searching for a gloomy bear for ages - they had tons. I had to scoop up the one above though :]

      It was so gorgeous! I picked up some cool volcanic rocks and shells while walking on it.

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  9. wowie the photos look beautiful, i love shopping, living in harajuku would be dangerous for my wallet lol. the trees there are so interesting (what are they called? i know some people grow smaller versions of those japanese trees) and those little kiddies look so cute playing. i love children too much. great photos thanks for sharing! love love love love

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    1. Haha - it did put a dent in my wallet, but it was so worth it. Bonsai trees? I always wanted one but they are so pricey. :] Thanks!

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  10. Wow. I am so jealous of you right now! You are really capturing Japan and your trip wonderfully! Can't wait to see more!

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    1. Thank you so much!! :] I think no matter what you take a shot of in Japan it would turn out well, haha.

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  11. Such a dream vacation! Thank you for sharing your trip with us :)

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    1. Of course! Thank you for checking my photos out :]

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  12. Wow, thats one of the prettiest beaches ever! I love those little boys playing in the park. And the shopping looks so fun! What a neat place :)

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    1. It was gorgeous! They were so cute, I just had to take a snap of them playing. :]

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  13. Wowowow I'm even more jealous of your trip than I originally thought! I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures lady!

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  14. Mt. Fuji beach looks amazing! I love the picture of you in front of the water :) I totally would have climbed inside a buddha for 5 cents!
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    justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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    1. Thank you! It was such a dream being there. Climbing inside of the Buddha was strange...but for 5 cents why not?

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  15. i've always wanted to go to Japan! judging by your photos it looks amazing!

    xx

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    1. Thank you, Japan is amazing. If you can ever get there you should! :]

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  16. Oh my gosh, that all looks amazing! The ice cream.. thing! Your cute mustard blouse! All the sites and beauty! Eep!

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    1. The ice cream thing was a yummy crepe - they had so many crazy options to choose from :] Thank you!! Haha.

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  17. Idon't even know where to begin!! Your pictures are gorgeos!! May I ask what cam you use?
    the lighting and colors look just stunning... I loooove japanese crepes... おいしい~ (#^.^#)
    it looks like such a wonderful vacation!! Your outfits are always super cute and cool!! Can't wait for the next load of fabulous pics!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I use a Nikon D40...it is a few years old but I love it. Haha, they are so yummy. I think they had 60ish options to choose from! It was one of my favorite vacations by far. Thank you :]

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  18. I am totally enjoying traveling vicariously though these pictures! : )

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  19. wowza! i really enjoy reading your posts about japan! harajuku looks like a dream indeed. :)

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  20. looks beautiful!! lovely pictures. just found your blog and enjoying it so far!

    x

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  21. wOw! i come back momentarily and you are in japan!? nice! :) can't wait to catch up on your blog from what i've missed and read how this happened! eheh, jk.

    have fun! and i'm enjoying all these photo posts from there too! i heart vicariously living through fellow kindred spirits :) be safe and have fun!

    dorothy

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    1. Haha. I am glad you are back. I took quite a vacations from blogging after my vacation. It is tough getting back on board.

      :] Thank you!

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  22. AH!! this is AMAZING! i am so jealous. i want to be in these photos. those ice cream cones! all the great stores. all the beautiful things. wow! and you look so cute too- you fit right in! amazing photos and i'm glad you enjoyed your trip

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    1. Aw, thank you! I want to be back there right now, haha.

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  23. I don't know how I missed this post, but I LOVED it. You took so many appropriate pictures (for lack of a better word) to show people that have never been to Japan, just how awesome and colorful it is. Harajuku would certainly be my favorite spot as well, I just know it! That body line store looks heavenly and the clothes from another store are soooo cute! How much were the dresses and blouses there?

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    1. :] I am so glad you liked it. I know it is a bit overkill but Japan is gorgeous.

      The clothing prices really ranged. You could get a cute top or dress from $10 to over a hundred. I obviously went the cheaper route, haha, but everything was wonderful. On average though I would say most items were $20 and up...similar to here in the states.

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  24. Wooow what beautiful pictures!! Want to be there, too!! The beach look so awesome, i am really jealous!;) Your haircolour is great, i coloured my hairs red, too;)


    Hope you visit me on my Blog
    fashionobsession-mieni.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much. The beach was wonderful. Red hair is the way to go ;]

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