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Tokyo Disneyland Christmas 2014

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Are you planning to go Tokyo Disneyland in this holiday season? Or just love to check how they decorate the park?

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I took some photos for you. Please enjoy!

Tokyo Disneyland

Night Aquarium

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Ordinary days, Enoshima Aquarium open 9am to 5pm. Now they’re holding a special program named “Night Aquarium”, closing time is extending until 8pm.

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Huge fish tank and jellyfish hall collaborate with beautiful 3D projection mapping movie and music. These are outstanding, BUT it’s too crowded on weekends.

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We escaped away from the crowd to have some cute snacks. We had “jiggly blue jelly” and “fish nuggets”. Both of these were fun to eat.

Night Aquarium – Enoshima Aquarium
Enoshima Aquarium (English PDF file)

Afternoon tea at Chinzanso Tokyo

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My friend and I had a wonderful time at Chinzanso Tokyo on weekend afternoon.

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We had their Garden Afternoon Tea.

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We had some kinds of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and 3 kinds of their original jams and a wide variety of sweets on an afternoon tea stand.
We were able to enjoy to have the beautiful sweets and their selection of tea at very cozy special room.

Chinzanso Tokyo

Houkokuji Temple bamboo forest garden

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We went to Kamakura as a short daytime trip.

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This time, our purpose is to visit bamboo forest garden in Houkokuji Temple.

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Maybe you know, the place is very famous for the beauty, also was recommended by Michelin guide.

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The garden was a little too crowded, we need to wait to enjoy matcha tea time in the middle of bamboo garden. But as you can imagine from my photos, it was worth for waiting. :)

Houkokuji Temple - tripadvisor
Houkokuji Temple - pinterest

Soba Yusui

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I walked around Jindai-temple. Around the temple is famous for soba restaurants.
There’s over 20 small soba speciality restaurants, tourists are looking forward to come there to enjoy soba, at the same time to visit temple.

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Yusui (湧水) is one of them, the name of restaurant means like spring water, so that reminds us soba plate made from clear tasty water.
Their soba plate was good, and someday I would like to try other restaurants around there too!

Jindaiji soba
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Jindaiji (Jindai temple)

Yokohama 5

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We went to Monkey-Magic Teahouse at Yokohama Chinatown.
The teahouse made us feel nostalgic. We had wonderful time with Chinese tea and sweet.

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I love the black tapioca with vanilla ice cream that was so good.

Monkey-Magic Teahouse

Drink Bar OASIS Sta.

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I knew the shop for some time, but this was the first time to trying mixed fresh fruits drink at Drink Bar OASIS Sta.
The place is at Odakyu-line platform, Shinjuku station.

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I had “strawberry soymilk“. It was good and made me refresh. Adding that, all of the drinks were not pricey.
I think it’s nice we can get some fresh fruit and vegetable drinks on the way to go somewhere.
I’ll drop in here again, soon.

Drink Bar OASIS Sta. Shinjuku

Asakusa stroll 2

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We went to Imado Shrine, the shrine is famous for bless of love and “maneki-neko (lucky cat) couple”.
Many girls were coming there to pray for good luck and get cute maneki-neko amulets.

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Then we went back to near Asakusa station to eat good tempura-soba.
It was a fun small adventure for the sightseer like us. I’d like to know east side of Tokyo more and more!

Imado Shrine – MUST LOVE JAPAN
Owari-ya (tempura soba) – Tabelog

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