HKDay1168-Lucas’ first trip!
Travelled from Singapore to Shanghai to meet then took the plane later from Shanghai to Osaka! Japan Airlines was pretty good and a quick 2 hour journey made it easy for Lucas.
Got 2 ICOCA transit cards to use in addition to the 2 SUICA travel cards we already have to train to the nearest station at 日本桥 (Nihombashi) before lugging all the luggage to the AirBnb apartment!
Small but at least its home for the next 2 days!
HKDay1169- Universal Studios Japan!
Slept pretty late last night so could not reach USJ until about noon. Glad that we went later and we had a the privilege of using the waiting room while queuing. Making the wait shorter thanks to baby Lucas.
Enjoyed the rides especially Harry Potter, Minions and took Lucas to the carousel where he took 2 rides! 旋转木马🎠 makes his day!
HKDay1170- Osaka to Kyoto
Taking the 新幹線the trip to Kyoto was pretty smooth thanks to the short journey and we arrived Kyoto in the late afternoon. It helped that we stayed near Kyoto Station at Daiwa Hotel.
Explored the city and I actually like the Edo-era feel of Japan. Also realised Kyoto tower is just at the station.
Did some visiting along the tourist route to temple and streets of 锦市场. Nothing especially attractive to me.
1172- Kyoto to Fujikawako 河口湖
Went from Kyoto station via Shinkansen to 三島then by bus to Fujikawako then finally to Kukuna Hotel. Nice Hawaiian style ryokan to let you relax in the hot spring water from Mt. Fuji with the view of the magnificent mountain!
I enjoyed it quite a lot and I spent some time in the spring looking at Mt Fuji and reflecting on things to do moving forward with family and self.
1173- Tokyo まで！
Trip to Japan is not complete without going to Tokyo, but first its shopping at Outlet at Gotemba before heading over to the city reaching 六本木（Roppongi）station by night.
Spent the day shopping at Isetan, Takashimaya and the likes.
1175- More Shopping
Checked out hotel; and did more shopping before shifting to Odaiba at night. A better hotel and more convenient to go to Narita the next day.
1176- Odaiba to Narita
Wanted to visit the statue of liberty in Odaiba however we were too late and did not want to risk missing the bus to Narita. Hence we reached the airport early and did even more shopping there. Bought some snacks and my favourite 白い恋人！
When we reached Shanghai, I was so surprised we could fit all into the taxi. Saved money for another taxi!