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Japan-Day 14


Took rest again and packed our bags to travel back home. Missing home and feeling excited to travel back home.

We still haven’t visited all of Tokyo thinking that we would go there when we come back.

Boarded our flight to Sydney at 10 pm…

Bye Bye Japan and Trains…


Japan-Day 13


Legs and throat are sore so we decided to take rest and do some shopping locally in Kanagawa Perfecture.

We visited Super Viva Home and Apita and bought some quality home stuff.

I will definitely miss Tokyo.

Japan- Day 12 


The most expected day of my whole trip. We went to Tokyo station and Shibuya and did some very little shopping.

The station underground had 100’s of shops and there is a big complex in the station with 12 floors called Daimaru, selling cute and Japan stuff and food items for Tax free (but it was a bit expensive).

So many yummy cake shops… Take away Bento box shops… Looked very yummy…

Earrings made with Sakura flower petals…

Costs almost $30 AUD…

Ladies toilet in Daimaru building…

We then headed to Shibuya and walked in the world famous Shibuya crossing. Thousands of people crossing the roads at a time from four directions taking a selfie and video. The Starbucks there and first floor ofother buildings are crowded with people taking pictures of the crossing.

All this time, I wondered where I can see those world famous Japanese fashionista kids  and we finally saw all of them here. All English speaking Japanese kids, store staff, girls with super heavy foundation and make-up. It is a very good experience. The shops here ask us to wear a veil while trying clothes as the foundation and make-up might stain the clothes.

We can see the world famous Japanese fashion here… Beautiful Japanese girls whom we all envy… What more do we need… We spent the rest 4-5 hrs there and left the place just because of our 6 yr old son who started dancing to every music we hear in the street 😍

Japan-Day 11


We went to Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, one of the World’s biggest fish market. We reached there at 11.45am and it was too late as the market start wrapping the fishes by 10.30am. So we went there when the market was clean.

Still managed to capture few fisherman cleaning and slicing fishes.

Japanese pottery stores that sell cheaper but quality stuff are also present in the outer market area.

We then headed to Asakusabshi, to visit the Miyuki beads store and the beads and gemstones shops.

Gemstones are expensive and are not like in China. Less variety too. We didn’t buy many beads.

After finishing beads shopping, we went to the Electronic hub in Tokyo, Akihabara.

We went to only Yadobashi Akiba and there are some 7-8 floors there and we spent 5 hrs in that shop looking at things and buying some small stuff. Again electronics is expensive or almost equivalent to what we get in Australia. So we bought only some important things.

Japan-Day 10


Tired and sick with itchy hands and wheeze.

People sometimes call me a OCD but if you get such itchy hands with terrible pain and dirty look like this won’t you be always extra careful about what you touch and where you play.

I can’t play in beach sand because I would get such itchy hands immediately. Doctors just prescribe Topical creams and tablets to avoid the itchiness like Allergy tablets. No permanent cure so far. If anyone reading this post has any suggestions, please let me know.

It was a rest day…

These pictures show the cleanest part of my hand. The fingers are badly infected on the back side of the hand.

Visited the nearby mall for lunch and bought some custom embroidered hand towels, medicines for hands and cough. I have lost my voice this time.

Japan-Day 3


Packed our bags to Osaka and did some homeware and cute ‘Made in Japan’ shopping. Visited craft shops and beads sections in Craft shops.

Shinkansen – Nozomi (Bullet Train) to Osaka

Toys shop in a mall named Apita…

DIY craft section in a mall…

Universal Studios, here we come…

Japan-Day 2


Famous Asakusa Sensoji Temple…

The shopping street that leads to the temple is so crowded and busy and like the South Indian temple streets with shops on both the sides… Yummy warm fresh made Japanese cakes with potato and red bean fillings are a must to have while we visit Asakusa Sensoji.

We missed the Koshikawa Korakuen which was in our list for the day. The gates closed by the time we reached there…

Went back home with lots of snacks from the Temple streets…

Crowded shopping street in front of the temple entrance.

Food displays… I am seeing a lot of this pretend food kept as displays in all the shops… Very tempting looks that would trigger our mind and make us feel more hungry.

From Sensoji gardens.

Warm fresh made Japanese cake with filling.

Japan -Day1


From Haneda airport to Tokeichiba to brother-in-law’s house. Yes, we are staying at my bro-in-law’s place. It is a little far from Tokyo like almost equal distance from Sydney airport to Penrith.

We wanted to get used to the train and bus so we took a bus to Shin-Yokohoma and then a JR train to Tokeichiba and a taxi to home. A real local Japan suburban locality and a super typical 3 bedroom Japanese home with ceilings of less height (really nice with wooden and mat carpeted home). 

First we headed to Kamakura… Trains and buses are almost similar to Sydney except the lining up at the train station forming a proper ‘Q’ and the interval between each trains…

At Kamakura station…

Kannon Shrine at Hase…

Enoshima, a cute little island…


Where there is a will, there is a way…

Lovely small train routes with houses on both sides with tiny teeny gardens and farms on the sides… Every garden looks like a Bonsai garden to me…


Enoshima electric railway…

And we can walk in between the train tracks… See the road crossing the train track in the below photo.

All the shops that we saw were like fairy tale like shops selling the smallest sized tea pot, souvenirs, Buddha and Kannon statues, a lot of local delicacies and ice creams in super different flavours…

Finally ended the trip with slight drizzles.

Cherry Blossom – Handmade earrings


A few days back I read in the news how Japan looks beautiful with cherry blossoms everywhere. This earring was inspired from the colors that I saw in those pictures…