Some of you who follow me on other sites might know that I went to Japan over christmas and new years and stayed there for 3 weeks, but I never got around to writing much about it so I thought I would give it a try now - as they say, better late than never.
This trip was my first time EVER flying and going abroad so it was a big step for me, I haven't even done that much traveling in Sweden and now I was going to Japan of all places! I was afraid that I might have gotten my dads fear of flying but luckily that wasn't the case hehe... so I could fly calmly all the way to Japan and back without feeling scared once!
We stayed at a hotel called Hanabi Hotel that was very easy to find, it was only about 2-3 min walk away from Shin-okubo station which was very convenient. The staff there where soooooo nice (they also spoke english) and they helped us everyday with the elevator and such when we had shopped a bit too much and couldn't even press the buttons by ourselves haha... They also brought us new towels and toothbrushes every day so eventually we where swimming in towels we didn't even use haha.
Since there where 5 of us we had a very big room that quickly became crammed with our things, it was hard to keep track of everything in the end even if I cleaned my bag every other day. The room had a fridge, bathtub, microwave and even a hairdryer which was great, the only thing I didn't like where the futons. Since I have backproblems I have to have something soft to sleep on and the futons where way too thin. But the good thing was that the staff where so nice that they gave us extra futons and one day when we came back they had changed our futons to the extra thick winter kind! After that I had no problem sleeping ~
On our first night we headed out to eat some ramen, it wasn't really my cup of tea since I don't like fish and they put miso and fish flavored things in almost everything. But I had expected that I wouldn't like the japanese food so much so it wasn't that much of a big deal. It at least smelled and looked delicious ~
(my love for melon soda became bigger after this trip as well, it's so delicious ♡)
Then when we where finished we headed to donki (Don Quijote) if I remember it correctly which is like my favorite place ever. Some of you might already know what donki is? It's basically a HUGE store filled with everything you could ever think of. You need a new bike? Maybe some eyelashes? Or maybe you just forgot to buy milk? Donki has it. Figurines? Games? Alcohol? Even sex toys? Donki has it. I love donki so much oh dear I want to go back so badly by just writing about it like this. We usually went there around 3 am in the morning to do some random night shopping (and laughing at the hosts) haha, it's open 24/7 which is so great! I don't know how much I spent in that store and I don't want to know...
I found a video of someone filming in the store (which you aren't allowed to do) so that you'll get an idea of what the stores look like!
Also found their goddamn catchy theme song in a more annoying version, this was playing over and over and over again in the store 24/7... Imagine working there!? I would go mad! I was only there a few times and I still sung it and had it stuck on my head for the entire trip.
Did all of the "necessary" first day shopping there and got myself a bottle of my favorite drink(calpis), melon pan, bread, butter, eyelashes and some other goodies. I know that next time when I go I will definitely do the same thing again, a girl needs her eyelashes and calpis!
In my next post about Japan I will write about the shopping, harajuku and shibuya so stay tuned ~!