Japan 2018

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March 2018 - October 2020
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  • Day15

    Junie Moon Blythe shop Tokyo

    March 26, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Another shopping day and what a wonderful one it was. April performed another wonderful feat and got us to the Junie Moon Blythe shop, a very obscure place. It was a magnificent shopping centre. The Blythe shop was wonderful but of course as expected the clothes were way to expensive but I got some shoes and some books so I was very happy.
    Turned the corner and there was a hobby shop with Blythe books so I got a few more , I was even happier. Then we found these fabulous dress and hat shops. Imogen tried a skirt on that she fell in love with and was so excited with the way it looked and made her feel that we were both nearly in tears. April tried a magic dress with corset but wasn't 100 % happy so didn't get it which was a shame but they were premium and I was glad as I couldn't think where she was going to wear a short dress like it was. Immy pick out a wig to match her skirt and I rang Julie to see if she would like a nice shade. We had a great lunch April and I but Ray for some reason just had a Salad.
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  • Day15

    Last night in Tokyo

    March 26, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Gateway Hotel Narita near the Airport ready for our flight home tomorrow.
    Had a long train trip here lots of walking and waiting to get the right train.
    Booked in to the Hotel fairly late after catching our first Taxi for the holiday.
    The Italian Restaurant was still open and we were met down stairs by the two girls
    fresh from showers and wearing the robes from their room.
    Next morning we were up and out to the mall after a visit with the fish.
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  • Day13

    Maid Cafe Akihabara Tokyo

    March 24, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Yes a Maid Cafe , it was an unusual experience and one that I don't need, desire or worry about doing again I'm sure for me once is enough. April on the other hand really seemed to enjoy it and I think she has a hankering for the costume and the stage where the maids do a cute song and dance act. It was a time filled with rituals and no English, but once again we got through it and no one was injured. It was a bit sad when the other Maid brought out a Birthday ice-cream with a sparkler for the girl sitting alone and we sang Happy Birthday to her. Time slipper by ever so slowly and out we popped down the lift and back to the street below ready for another adventure.Read more

  • Day12

    Our Cabin in the snow

    March 23, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    We crossed the packed snow and entered our cabin for the first time, probably my last time as it looks like Imy and l will be here until we leave on Sunday morning.
    The cabin is so cute with a little bathroom like the one at Nikko a whole unit that is prefabricated and added into the building looks like a caravan bathroom on a bigger scale , but l don't think l will be having a shower here maybe an Onsen?
    My favourite thing is the beautiful bowls in the cabinet they happen to be blue and white my colours.
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  • Day12

    Skiing buddies

    March 23, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 3 °C

    Ray and April are all set for a day skiing on the Japanese snow said to be one of the best in the world and host to the 1998 Winter Olympics. They had better be careful and come back whole!

  • Day11

    Bullet train to Nagana

    March 22, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    We took a train from Universal City to Haka-something then a train to Osaka then to Shin Osaka now on bullet train to Nagoya . We had our Bento boxes for lunch on the train. Speeding along at 200-270 km/hr.
    Will pick up a train to Matsumoto. Then a train to Shinano-omachi Station then another to Nagano onto Hukuba by bus because it will be quicker on the bus. There we hope to be picked up in a shuttle van by owner of cabin .
    Yes it all went well except when we got to Nargarno l had to go to the toilet and we missed the bus so had to wait for the next one that was another hour, Ray was not impressed. We had an interesting lady on the bus Tatiana from Winnipeg Canada traveling to speak at conferences about global economics so the hour went quick. The man from the cabins pulled up just as we got our luggage from under the bus and took us to the reception centre to book in. Lots of action here with April going into management mode. Then he took us to the supermarket then onto our cabin.
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