三社祭の食物 Food of Sanja Matsuri

This is the second part of the Sanja Matsuri. I wanted to make a whole post about food because one post that would have everything would be too big.

I will apologize because I’m 100% sure that after you have seen these photos you will be dying of hunger.

I’m not sure about the names of some of these foods but food is food names doesn’t matter 😀
I’ll try to add the names later with some Japanese help hehe.

Delicious burger ! I ate one and NAAAAM ;D
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This must be good too
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I LOOOVE Corn !
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Doesn’t all of them look mouth watering !! I’m getting more hungry by just writing this post
So that was what people ate but what people drank well I got an answer to that too 😀

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Big blocks of ice preventing the drinks getting warm
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and more drinks coming in since it was a warm day and everything was getting sold fast.
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Mysterious Don Quijote

This store is so crazy with it’s cheap prizes and discounts plus with all the weird things it has ! Later I will go there better with my camera to take photos of interesting/mysterious things it has !

But what I found there today was a bit of a shock (in a good way)! Found out that you can buy “pets” there, well if you can call these little thing as pets.

Mysterious Donki

Yes it is alive, there were lots of different species in those little jars that you could buy and feed them. To buy one costs only 980yen!

Mysterious Donki

I’m planing to buy one for my girlfriend as a present! Maybe this cute guy.

Mysterious Donki

They also sell food for them of course and if you want to put your new pet to a bigger jar you can buy that powder and poor it in to the water and it should be ok then.

Mysterious Donki

Don Quijote is a discount chain store that has over 160 locations throughout Japan, most people know it as Donki tho. They sell everything and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING!

Getting ready for Kyoto and Osaka

As the headline says ! Today is the day, in the evening today we will go to Kyoto in a night buss and at the morning tomorrow we will arrive there, quickly gonna throw our luggage at the ryokan and leave with my camera and lenses to explore the beautiful Kyoto !

I can promise you that if the weather is good I will take some breathtaking photos!

This morning we quickly went to Uniqlo to get some warm shirts for my girl since Kyoto is supposed to be cold (for Japanese not for Finnish). We had a breakfast in a nice small cafe at the same mall
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We also ate at Lotteria ( Japanese version of cheap hamburgers like mcdonnalds). Was surprisingly good considering the price and that last time I ate there I could not finish.
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Here are some extra photos for y’all that I took few days ago and kinda “forgot” to post. Having too much memory cards is sometimes a pain in the a##. 😀
small bike !in the train ! Tozai linein the train ! Tozai line

Do you think you could eat this alone ???
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Since Himeji castle is now under construction I am not interested to go there and see a big box where the beautiful castle should be so we canceled our trip there and decided that the castle in Osaka would do for now. 2015 I will go to see himeji when the repair ends and the box comes off.

Also we will be visiting all the famous shrines and temples. I will do my best to capture the innocent beauty that Kyoto has to offer. (maybe some Geisha photos as well)

But until next week…

Everyone have a nice weekend, Don’t party too much !

ps I’ll maybe update my blog through my ipad while we are there !

Saturday Akiba madness

Saturday went very fast, we woke up very late and my girl made us a very delicious breakfast! Bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and waffles with maple syrup !

This was a big day for my girlfriend since we got her something special, her first apple product! White 32gb iPod touch! I myself have the older version black and it has that “old” feeling compared to the new one. My girl can’t stop playing with it after I gave her a couple of hour lesson how to use it and updated it and everything.

it looks so cute next to my apple gang !

Before we went to Akiba we stopped at the nearest convinience store Sunkus to get me some delicious Macha (green tea).Which one would you choose if you had to choose one from the photo??
Starbucks at Sunkus!

At Akihabara we saw something wicked !! A real R2D2 and Darth Vader made from Legos next to Yodobashi akiba !
Lego R2D2 at AkihabaraLego Darth vader at Akihabara
Also had a nice late lunch at MOS Burger ! sucks that they took away BLT Burger which I liked so much but well anyway MOS is still the best !
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today I will try to get myself to go Roppongi Hills to take photos of the beautiful Christmas lights !

Photo mix Tokyo !

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With my sony that I carry always on me I take all kinds of weird photos so I’ll post some here for y’all !

Saw this Finnair advertising at Asakusa station, actually it looks pretty good well in Japan everything looks good tho. In my honest opinion Finnair sucks, JAL and Airfrance wins Finnair 10-0, but that’s just my opinion I don’t like hearing Finnish that much when I’m flying and the flight attendants are the worst if you ask me.

Finnair aurora in TokyoFinnair aurora in Tokyo

THE KBQ BURGER ! stands for Korean Barbeque Burger. this delicious piece of work from Mcdonnalds really surprised me with it’s taste and flavor. Japans Mcdonnalds is great sometimes!
KBQ BURGAAAAAAAAA!!!

Normal breakfast at mcdonnalds , surfing online with my ipad using NTT docomo’s portable wifi.
Heathy breakfast?

Okay so many foreigners HATE this part of Tokyo, I do not understand why since I love it ! no matter how full the train be I don’t care. I’m just happy to be here and anything can happen even in the train.
In love with Tozai line

Yesterday evening we had our annual Finnish men Sauna evening here in Tokyo but this time it was totally different since the Ambassador of Finland was kind enough to host this months event for us in the Sauna of Embassy of Finland (which wins the usual spot at Shibuya easily!)
Finnish Embassy sauna evening

Very beautiful place as well, what else you could expect. that photo was like the lounge so to speak. You can see the shower room there and inside there is a sauna that can fit about 6-8 people I’d say.

Also something else happened that I did not expect, the ambassador had got some Finnish beer and food ready for us and also we had a Japanese man there as well filling our beers so they were never empty. I got a feeling that a Japanese woman would have been in shock seeing so many Finnish men naked/half naked in front of her eyes.
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I don’t have a good photo from the balcony but you could see Roppongi hills pretty much from there and also Tokyo tower lighten up.

There was enough alcohol for everyone and I’m sure if it would have ended we could have gotten more. From Finnish (lapinkulta) beer to gin there was everything.
Finnish Embassy sauna evening

I doubt the Finnish men would like that I would post photos of them relaxing there half naked so I let you use your imagination on that part.

We were there about 2 hours and then we moved to the closest bar which were called Bonds if I am not mistaken and time flew by. I had to go already at 10.30pm because I do live in the other side of Tokyo ( embassy is at Hiroo (hibiya line) and I live in Gyotoku (Tozai line))
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Miscellaneous photos from few days

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Wanted to make this post of some photos I haven’t posted here yet.

1st. Took this one in Shinjuku gyoen national garden/park, you can see that Autumn is coming to Tokyo in full speed! I can’t wait !
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

2nd. one word .. Harajuku hehe, you can find the most freakiest things there sometimes.
Harajuku

3rd. Of course always when I visit a temple/shrine I do the “ritual” with this. If you don’t know what to do with that, you can watch a little while how Japanese do it and mimic them. Don’t drink it please and don’t spit to the water like some idiot foreigners I have seen doing…
Meiji Shrine 明治神宮

4th. In Shinjuku gyoen when you think that you are the only with a big camera, you are wrong
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

5th. Doesn’t this photo just make you want to eat those berries?!?!
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

6th. As many of you know , I am a otaku (geek) and when I saw this I so wanted to go but sadly I did not have enough time.
Evening at Kabukicho, 蕪木著

I’ll start editing photos from yesterday and will get them uploaded sometime today, Since it is very rainy and cold outside ,I’ll stay in.