November 15, 2017

Tokyo, Japan 2016 | Day 10 & 11: Meiji Jingu & Shimokitazawa

This is the last post of my Tokyo trip and I'm happy that it's finally done, at the same time I'm looking forward to my next Japan trip. Probably not in the near future but I'm hopeful that I'll be able to explore more places the next time I go there. I'm sorry that this post has been delayed quite some time because lately I've just started a new job so I have been busy balancing work life plus rushing my costume for Comic Fiesta... which means there will be a new post on costume making soon~! I will cosplaying as Tsuyu Asui from BNHA's second ending at CF this year and so far I'm loving the costume progress so I can't wait to debut it ^^

Back to the topic of this post, I merged the last 2 days of my trip in Tokyo since they were pretty chill and I didn't take much photos. I only wanted to savor the remaining days of my trip in Tokyo before I leave. :')

On the tenth day of my trip, I went to Harajuku alone. By now I'm pretty familiar with the area already and I went there to check out Meiji Jingu and do some last minute shopping. It was a long walk to the shrine but I enjoyed the beautiful scenery and gorgeous weather that day.

Looking back, I really miss autumn in Japan.

Meiji Jingu was so packed already when I got there. It was a weekend so there were many locals as well as tourist there.

Spotted a cute girl in kimono. Love the colours and accessories she had on ♥

Saw these on the way when I was leaving Meiji Jingu. I only went there for a short while to take a look at the famous shrine, it's nice to be there but my favourite is still the Gotokuji Temple.

Harajuku Station.

I met Kurebayashi Haruka!!!

I was so surprised to spot her while I was casually walking around Harajuku! She's a decora fashion icon and even though I'm not into that I was happy to meet a famous personality lol :P I didn't take photos around Harajuku that day since I was just there for shopping. In fact I looked so tired by the end of the trip so I've got to cover up my face here XD

Ahh Japan and their beautiful train stations~

The next day, which is also my last full day in Japan, I met up with Misato at Shinjuku to shop at Okadaya since she has membership discount. We couldn't take photos inside so the only photo I took at Shinjuku was a pachinko building outside Shinjuku station lol ^^;

Afterwards we hopped over to Shimokitazawa to check out more vintage stores. We went to Haight which has really pretty stuff but it was so expensive D:

Also went to Toyo Department where lots of small vintage store were gathered and handmade accessories were sold. It's a great place to check out but I was too broke to buy stuff... though I still wasn't satisfied with shopping in Tokyo yet lol. I think it's possible to never feel that you've bought enough when you're in Japan. Not until your wallet says you only have money left for food and train fare. (:

A really cool western comic and animation themed store.

I'm really fascinated by the traffic at train railways. There isn't such thing around where I live and I find it so cool that people can walk across where the train passes by during intervals.

Last dinner in Tokyo. We went to a Tsukemen store because I haven't had Tsukemen yet after so many days in Tokyo. I ordered large portion and it was such a good meal!

Lastly we went to get crepe for dessert. It's my first time having crepe in Japan and it was my last day lol :P At least I got to eat it so I have no regrets hahaha~

The next morning I woke up and got out at 6am to catch my morning flight from Narita back to Kuala Lumpur. I dragged 2 huge luggages by myself for 2 hours train ride and I was so tired. When I weight them at the airport it was perfectly 30kg which was the luggage allowance I had. I must've looked so terrible since I had no makeup on and was sweating when it was freezing outside. Very good exercise for someone who never exercise lol :P

Thinking back I'm still really happy I went for this trip and check off one of my bucket list. I really hope I can go there again someday but for now I'm very much satisfied that I got to visit Japan. It was a gift which I worked so hard to save up for my 21st birthday, and a memory that will last a lifetime.

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