HKDay1168-1176 Japan Tour!


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!

Quick home made dinner in Shanghai before heading to Osaka Japan!
Quick home made dinner in Shanghai before heading to Osaka Japan!
Lucas day 450. otw to airport!
Lucas day 450. otw to airport!
Lucas day 450. Otw to Osaka!
Lucas day 450. Otw to Osaka!

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!

Universal Studios Japan!
Universal Studios Japan!
Lucas Day 451 playing the carousel on USJ!
Lucas Day 451 playing the carousel on USJ!
Tourist Trap at Nihombashi (日本橋), Kobe beef that is expensive and not nice. The one in Kyoto is much better and cheaper!
Tourist Trap at Nihombashi (日本橋), Kobe beef that is expensive and not nice. The one in Kyoto is much better and cheaper!

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.

At Osaka Station to go to Kyoto!
At Osaka Station to go to Kyoto!
On the train from Osaka to Kyoto!
On the train from Osaka to Kyoto!
Lucas Day 452 at Kyoto Tower!
Lucas Day 452 at Kyoto Tower!

1171- 清水寺

Did some visiting along the tourist route to temple and streets of 锦市场. Nothing especially attractive to me.

Exploring 清水寺!
Exploring 清水寺!
Lucas Day 453 at 清水寺!
Lucas Day 453 at 清水寺!
Exploring 锦市场!
Exploring 锦市场!

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.

Lucas Day 454 on Shinkansen from Kyoto to 三島!q
Lucas Day 454 on Shinkansen from Kyoto to 三島!
Enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji at Fujikawako 河口湖!
Enjoying the view of Mt. Fuji at Fujikawako 河口湖!

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.

Lucas Day 455! Nice Breakfast at Kukuna enjoying the view and onsen before the hustle to outlet store later then to Tokyo!
Lucas Day 455! Nice Breakfast at Kukuna enjoying the view and onsen before the hustle to outlet store later then to Tokyo!
Another shot of Mt Fuji again! I like this place quite a lot especially the view and the air!
Another shot of Mt Fuji again! I like this place quite a lot especially the view and the air!

1174- Shopping

Spent the day shopping at Isetan, Takashimaya and the likes. 

Lucas Day 456! Shopped too much! A night shot with Tokyo tower in the backdrop!
Lucas Day 456! Shopped too much! A night shot with Tokyo tower in the backdrop!

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.

Dinner at authentic crab restaurant! 蟹道乐!
Dinner at authentic crab restaurant! 蟹道乐!
Lucas Day 457! Exploring the Crab Restaurant!
Lucas Day 457! Exploring the Crab Restaurant!

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!

Lucas Day 458! The luggage helper!
Lucas Day 458! The luggage helper!


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