This is where I share some totally pointless things!
Like I told you guys in this post, I went to one of my dream vacation destinations–the fabulous Japan! And so here you go. (I’m such a crowd pleaser.)
Unfortunately, this might not be a helpful guide to anyone looking to me to help with an itinerary because I can’t remember any of the names of the restaurants we ate in. I’m amazing like that.
DAY ONE: HOORAY FOR PORK
Weather: Freaking Cold
We arrived in Japan (Osaka) a little bit late, just around 6 O’clock in the evening. The airport was an hour away from the hotel we were staying in, so we decided to eat dinner at this cook-your-own-food all-you-can-eat buffet.
I am one of those fun people who love cooking their own food in restaurants, and I just adored the pork chops .
 Of course I’m a total professional and managed to burn some of my food.
 Pork is my life.
After that, we headed to our pretty cramped-up but still nice hotel. And I pretty much fell on the bed and napped.
DAY TWO: THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER
Weather: Cold as Fuck + Rain
And this is where the fun begins! Our first actual stop was Universal Studios in Osaka. Believe me, I woke up and was sleepy as hell, but I got because HARRY POTTER.
But being from the Philippines, we were surprised as hell to discover that it was eleven degrees Celsius outside, and it was RAINING. Oh yeah, I had to wear a sleeveless shirt + a long sleeved one + my Percy Jackson Sweater, and I was still shuddering the whole way there.
 It’s around 35 degrees where we are. Around 20 in December.
When we finally got to Universal Studios, we immediately ran to get time tickets for Harry Potter. We picked a time in the afternoon because reasons.
AND THEN AFTERNOON CAME AND WE WENT INSIDE AHH. LET ME SPAM YOU WITH PHOTOS BECAUSE I SUCK AT EXPLAINING.
[Left-right] The Most Epic Rock in History & The Most Epic Map in History
Who Wants to Play Quidditch? (Aka I Hope This Chunk of Metal Doesn’t Kill Me)
OMG OMG OMG
[L-R] It’s Raining But Gimme My Butterbeer & OMG This is For Real!
Little Brother Got Swag
[L-R] Hangin’ at The Owl Post & My Mom Wanted to Take a Selfie
I’m so disappointed that they don’t have Platform 9 3/4 here. And you have to pay to take photos inside the Hogwarts Express. :( So obvs we’re a cheap bunch and skipped it.
After that, we checked out the other parts of Universal Studios, but they weren’t nearly as badass. ;)
DAY THREE: OFF TO TOKYO
Weather: Pretty Cold
And this is basically where we waste a crapload of time on the bullet train to Tokyo. I got a lot of reading done though, and managed to read a good chunk of Written in the Stars on the 2 and a half hour ride. OH, and the train station had a bookstore (I didn’t even bother checking the bookstore’s name because I immediately ran inside), and EVERYTHING WAS IN JAPANESE LIKE WHAAAT.
I Want to Buy Manga But Can’t Understand Japanese
DAY FOUR: ALL THE ANIME
Weather: Reaaaaally Chilly
Day four was when we went to Akihabara, also known as Anime Street. Because we all woke up late and spent too much time invested in lunch, we were only able to stay here for only two hours and just visited two badass anime stores. I got myself a Danganronpa figurine and pin (not pictured because I’m lazy). :)
Cranky Anti-photo-taking Little Brother and Me
Afterwards, we spent three hours in one of their local shopping streets (curse my forgetfulness), and basically everyone on the tour with us bought shoes, because they’re half the price of the ones here in the Philippines!
DAY FIVE: WHERE DID MT. FUJI GO?
Weather: Holy Crap I’m Going to Get Hypothermia + Fucking Rain
I already knew we were going to see Mt. Fuji, so I was prepared with a sleeveless shirt + thick long-sleeved shirt + sweater + jacket. So you can believe my disappointment when I found out that it was raining too hard for us to go up. We did get to some other mountain, and it was 3 degrees Celsius. The rain was turning into ice.
So we had to leave early. We went to this place called “Hell on Earth” which is supposedly hot on a normal day, and that they use the heat coming from the earth to cook these black eggs (again no photos because I suck). It was EXTREMELY COLD and we broke two umbrellas. Heh.
After that we went on a TWENTY MINUTE cruise. Yeah. Twenty minutes. How exciting. We did get to see some Cherry Blossoms (aka Sakura) though, which were gorgeous. Excuse my sleepy-looking face.
DAY SIX: THE LAST HURRAH
Weather: Not as Cold as Before
So this was a free non-tour day. We basically spent the whole time shopping and buying everything we got our hands on because things in Japan’re crazy cheap. Like 1/3 of what we’d pay if we bought them from where we live.
I got a ton of Tsum Tsums because I’m totally mature like that. My little bro got shoes (NEON YELLOW SHOES).
AND THE FOOD WAS EXQUISITE, GUYS. LET ME MAKE YOU JEALOUS.
And that brings our Japan trip to a close!
Would you have enjoyed if you were with me? Any thoughts on my (fabulously unhelpful) recap style?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.