18/02/11 ~ 20/02/11 : Ginza, Ikebukuro, Shibuya, Shinjuku

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Hey guys! This is my last post about my Japan trip in 2011! I thought I'd do this post quickly to get it all out of the way (finally!) haha. I'm leaving for my Japan 2012 trip in just 15 days! I'm soooo excited! Just about 2 more weeks to go ^__^

I still have quite a bit to do before I leave.. have to finish cleaning up my room. I've been putting it off for about a week now and I have a huge pile of clothes on the floor I have to sort out :x Also I have to UNPACK my luggage from my last Japan trip because I was just too lazy to when I got back :x I know it's been a year now but.. yeah.. haha. I need to get that done sometime next week since I have to PACK again :(

Other than that I have a few more videos to edit before I leave. I got 2 makeup tutorials and a hair tutorial so I will try get them edited and posted before I leave! Also got some tag videos that I was meant to upload on my vlog channel but just never got around to editing them :(

Anyway onto the post ^__^ Again I didn't take many photos during these last few days in Japan so that's why I'm combining 3 days into one post. These days I was just pretty much running around buying last minute stuff before I leave.

18/02/11 - Ginza, Ikebukuro, Shibuya
I went to Ginza by myself since I haven't been there before. I wasn't planning on going to Ginza since it's pretty much high-end branded shops there. Since I don't have the money to buy anything in those shops I was going to give Ginza a skip, however I wanted to visit all the Liz Lisa stores in Tokyo since different stores have different stock on sale.





Massive Forever 21 store






For lunch I went to KFC. LOL

Chicken burger meal with lemon soda!





I went back to meet up with my boyfriend again and we went back to Ikebukuro to do some more shopping. We bought crepes there!




At night we went to Shibuya to shop a bit and have dinner!
Ramen again!


19/02/11 - Ikebukuro/Shinjuku/Shibuya
Since I wasn't happy with what I did the other day in Ikebukuro, I wanted to go back to shop some more. I had a limited amount of time the other day since we had to take the other students on the study tour around. I went back the next day to go and shop there one last time






Sunshine city is definitely my favourite place to shop in Ikebukuro. You can find some good deals here sometimes!

For lunch we went to this Italian fast food chain, Saizeriya. It's cheap and the food tastes good too!





I then went to Shinjuku to have a look at the Liz Lisa store there. This was actually my first time at Shinjuku too, don't know why I've never been before haha.




I only stayed a little while in Shinjuku since I only wanted to visit the Liz Lisa shop, and I also wanted to go back to Shibuya for the last time.






My bag!
Shibuya was a lot more crowded than usual that day. I think it was because there was a concert held in that area. I only quickly went into Shibuya109 to do some last minute shopping then left to go to Akihabara for one more time to buy last minute presents.

Since it was our last night in Japan we decided to go out and have a big dinner. We decided to go to a restaurant and just splurge so we ended up going back to Shinjuku.








We walked around for AGES trying to find a restaurant. We had 5 people with us at the time and it was just impossible to find a restaurant that would fit all of us, it was just so crowded. Let me say something though, while trying to find a restaurant we ended up walking around in Kabukicho which is near Shinjuku. If you ever go down there, make sure you have at least a guy with you. Most places in Japan is safe, but this area is known to be quite dangerous especially at night time. There were heaps of host boys standing around trying to find girls walking alone to go to their host clubs. You also have to watch out for some guys on the streets who try to hustle you into their stores. If you're travelling in a group then it should be fine, but I would advise you not to travel alone to that area.

Anyway, we went into heaps of restaurants but had to leave since they were just too crowded. We ended up going to an izakaya place to eat since it was the only place that had a seat for us. Since we plan to splurge that night we just ordered a whole heap of random stuff














Since we ordered heaps of food and the guys ordered quite a lot of beer, we were expecting to pay around $40 a head. When we got to the total of our orders

Only 2275 yen a person?!? (Approx $26).

Went back to the hostel after dinner (almost missed the last train too) since I had to pack my bags still...

All my shopping in 3 days LOL. Look at all the Liz Lisa bags I have HAHA. I stayed up packing all this :(

20/02/11 - Going Home
The day we had to leave Japan came :( Had to wake up early to shower and do a last minute clean up before we checked out of the hostel. From Tokyo to Narita airport, it takes about 45 minutes so we had to leave earlier to get there on time.





We were hungry since we didn't have time to eat breakfast.. so we had our last meal in Japan :(


100 yen McPork burgers LOL







On the plane to Singapore







While at Singapore airport I just did some last minute shopping there, and had starbucks since I won't be able to have starbucks again for a while :(


From Singapore to Perth


So that's it for my Japan 2011 trip! I'm actually going to be writing a "Guide to Travelling to Japan" blog post with lots of information for those who want to travel to Japan so will get that up sometime next week!

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anon
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January 8, 2012 at 4:07 AM delete

Definitely looking forward to the guide to traveling. I have been to Japan before, but only between Chiba and Tokyo. This time I'm traveling across the country and would love a list of places to stay and go.

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rennie jean
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January 8, 2012 at 8:43 AM delete

Wow! Seems like you had a blast over in Japan! Your photos bring back so many memories for me, since I visited Japan in Nov 2010 (and hopefully want to go back this year!). Looking forward to your Travelling Guide, as it looks like you know where all the awesome shopping places are! Have fun on your next trip! :)

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AnneMage
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January 8, 2012 at 11:13 AM delete

Traveling guide to Japan? Yes please! Im going there in March and I have nooo idea where to start or what to do.

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Kim Dao
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January 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM delete

I will put together a list of places I went to before and recommend for you guys!

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Kim Dao
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January 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM delete

Thank-you! I hope to post better photos on my next trip!

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Kim Dao
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January 8, 2012 at 12:01 PM delete

I will get it up by next week hopefully ^_^ I'm writing it now but want to make it as informative as possible so might take a while writing it up T_T

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