11/02/12 - Shibuya & Chiba

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Hey everyone!

Yay! A post two days in a roll haha. Yes, I am trying my best to blog as much as I can from now on ^__^

Today I'm doing another Japan post! From my last Japan post, I met up with my highschool friend Sena for dinner at Shibuya, and the next day she wanted to take my friends and I to see her home town! She lives in Chiba, a prefecture of Japan next to Tokyo. It's about 1 hour away by driving. Chiba is more of the country side to Japan, so it's not really something that tourists go see.

Since Sena was driving was driving to Tokyo to pick us up, we decided to meet around the corner of Shibuya109.


Waiting for the train at Ikebukuro station~


And in Shibuya!









They were selling Shibuya109 cookies!!


Didn't buy. At that point I was running super low on money lol.

A few more happy snaps while waiting around the side of Shibuya109~~





We met up with Sena as planned and she started driving to Chiba~




Since Chiba is quite far away, they have a few stops on the way where you can just take a quick rest! Can go for a quick coffee, snacks or buy some souvenirs ~






And... we arrive in Chiba! As you can probably tell from the photos, it is very different from Tokyo without all the tall buildings



Sena wanted to take us to one of the best strawberry picking places in Chiba, so we started to head down there~




She knew the owners of the place, however by the time we got there, it was already getting dark so we couldn't actually go strawberry picking. We were able to go to their house though and they gave us some of their strawberries to eat!

They had such a cute dog!! I think it's an Akita! so cute and cheeky haha




We ate the strawberries in Sena's car~


omgg best strawberries ever! They were so juicy and had so much flavour in them!

Since Sena saw that we were having so much fun with Marie (the dog), she decided to take us back to her shop. Her family just opened up a pet shop but it was still going under renovation at the time. However they still had animals we could play with!


This is Sena's dog! (I forgot his name T_T) but he was super cute! He loves playing with cans hahaha. He rolls his neck over them to squash them LOL



My can!!


Tired~

Their pet shop!


That dog in the cage in the middle is the most energetic dog I've ever seen lol. He was literally jumping up and down on two legs to get everyone's attention haha.





Baby kittens!!



Cats~




Sorry for the animal spam, as you can probably tell I'm an animal lover haha.

Pretty Sena!!


After playing around with the animals, her father took us all out to eat dinner!
We went to an Italian restaurant nearby the neighbourhood






YumM!!!

Group photo outside


After dinner, her father wanted to drive us around Tokyo to show us some famous places. I've never been driven around Tokyo in a car before so it was so cool! It was so nice to see all the lights!



First stop, Tokyo Tower!

He took us to a spot where we can see it and take a photo in front of it lol


The actual entrance:



I didn't go inside because there was no-where to park the car.. and also it's quite expensive to go up (and if you want to go higher you have to pay more =__=). Would love to go up it once, but no money at that point, needed money to survive LOL.

Next was Roppongi Hills!






There wasn't much to do there, just take photos.

and this is Harajuku/Omote Sando ~


One last photo! They were taking us back to our hotel in Ikebukuro.

That's it for now! Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post! Like I said at the start, I will be blogging more frequently from now on!

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Anu
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July 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM delete

What camera do you use?because the photos look amazing *O*

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Nicole K
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July 28, 2013 at 12:38 AM delete

Your photos are making me want to get my butt over to Japan earlier then next summer!
grrrr :
Great photos!

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sachiko
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July 28, 2013 at 7:39 AM delete

Lovely photos! You should try to go to Tokyo Tower next time. It's not as lively as Tokyo Sky Tree but Tokyo Tower has a lot of history and nostalgic memories :)


<3 Sachiko

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Miu
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July 28, 2013 at 2:24 PM delete

I really love your Japan posts, they make me miss it so much!
Never been to Chiba, but it seems fun to explore a different place with its own charm. (^^)
Also that dog made me smile!

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kimdao90
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July 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM delete

I used a Lumix GF3! Though I did photoshop the photos quite a bit as well before uploading

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kimdao90
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July 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM delete

You should go! ^^

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kimdao90
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July 28, 2013 at 7:30 PM delete

I want to sometime! Just ran out of money at the time so couldnt haha :( But I do want to go there one day! I've seen Tokyo Sky Tree but haven't gone up there either

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kimdao90
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July 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM delete

The dogs are adorable <3 I have quite a lot of Japan posts coming up ^^ I will be blogging a lot more often from now on!

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Nicole K
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July 29, 2013 at 2:11 AM delete

I plan to! Either in the Spring or the Fall <3
You went in the winter one time right? (I saw on a vlog) how cold was it?

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Jessica Barkley
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July 30, 2013 at 8:24 AM delete

wow, I just love the animal photos, especially the kitten. I'd probably order japanese pasta just be on the safe side, b/c I don't like hard italian cheeses. Japanese strawberries look so cute; I wish I could import them, lol, since I haven't actually gotten to try one. I'm also going to have to look for japanese lessons elsewhere; my fall semester classes are during my lessons ;-;. Maybe I can go to Japan comfortably in 2014. So expensive though. Tokyo Tower reminds me of the eiffel tower, and empire state building. Never been inside of those either. What is Roppongi Hills? The sign reminds me of a nearby hospital, lol.

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