11/02/12 - Shibuya & ChibaHey 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
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.
Sorry for the animal spam, as you can probably tell I'm an animal lover haha.
After playing around with the animals, her father took us all out to eat dinner!
We went to an Italian restaurant nearby the neighbourhood
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!