We had a fabulous June holiday away from Singapore. We visited Japan; Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Osaka for 12 days from 5 to 16 June 2015. We were all so excited about it. Prior to the trip, I did a little home learning about the country with my son such as the prefectures, regions, culture, temples and shrines....etc. It was an eye opener for us to be able to experience Japanese rich cultures, their hospitality, their incredibly efficient super complicated transportation system, cleanliness of the country amidst the old buildings, their high technologies like human robots/androids and its amazing electronic bidet toilet seat!!
In the cities, shops be it low or high rise building lined up the streets in every nook and cranny. There's always something interesting to see and buy. And, our boy also addicted to Gacha Po, the capsule toys that he played several times till he amassed almost 20 capsules. As for Papa, he grew up with Akira manga (comic books), guess he just could not resist when we were at a book store. So much of our shopping spree which I have not done in my entire life. In our family vacation abroad, we usually brought home only memories, pictures and goodies from the country. The trip to Japan was exceptional! Even the Papa and son also did a lot of shopping too without complaint. Mummy, of course, took the opportunity to make a trip to Bento & Co in Kyoto, the infamous store among bento lovers. Needless to say, I bought more bento boxes from them too.
People - they were everywhere ! At the most busiest Shibuya crossing in Tokyo, train stations, subways, shopping malls..etc. We could literally feel how densely populous in the cities.
I hope to visit Japan again to explore other prefectures and places.
|Bento boxes from Bento & Co|
Space foodpick and sushi mat from Tokyu Hands
|Goodies from Kyoto and Kansai International Airport|
|Pokémon Gacha Po (Capsule Toys)|
|Kaikukan (Osaka Aquarium) Gacha Po|