Day to Day 二 Japan

I have just arrived back to Tokyo from Aomori last night, it was a long bus trip but very interesting!

In Aomori I started eating cornflakes a lot but the problem with the boxes here are that they are very “small” I can finish one box of cornflakes in two mornings (breakfast).
Cornflakes in Japan
Since I am little bit lactose intolerant it’s hard to find good milk for me but this milk seems to go well with me.
Cornflakes in Japan

I’m sure you all know the cute cat Chibi!
This is an activity she invented called “Gaijin climbing”
Every night soon as I had fallen a sleep she came on top my chest, stomach or back and just sat there or fell a sleep and made that cute voice cats do.
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SHopping day ! Do you think I bought too much snacks ?
Shopping in Aomori

Since I know all of you love Chibi here are couple more photos of her trying to find that best tasting grass.
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This looks a little bit like furry T-Rex eating to me.
Chibi, grass hunting

Japanese radio station in Aomori. To be honest the main reason for me to take this photo was the super high tech computer you see on the table.
Radio station, Japan

Visited a nice Japanese park in Aomori where you could also be able to see a big dam.
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Here is the dam.
Dam in Aomori, Japan
As always.. Ice cream !! I got the apple one and my girl got the vanilla.
Summer Ice cream

I took some photos in a normal Japanese super market to you to see the prices and see how things are. (normally you can’t take photos there but I was fast and my camera is small)
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NAM NAM NAM I love this cheese.
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I went to Tsutaya which is a movie/music rental place, you can rent dvds blurays and so on. The funny thing I noticed there was that they sold empty dvds and blurays there as well hah it is like an invitation “please copy our movies” hahaha 😀
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Thanks for reading my post ! see ya next time.

Morning at Ueno

Spent my morning at the famous ueno park. I went there to get some photos taken but sadly I did not get any good photos taken. I’m now trying my best to take some photos since the begin of next week I will be in kyoto and can’t update any photos, well I got my ipad with me and that portable wifi so I guess I could make couple of small updates. best way to follow my trip there is to follow my facebook page where I will be writing some stages of our trip !

Soon I will go to get my girlfriend from the station and some food shopping! I’ll be making some delicious Tacos! Since I lived in Spain for a while and because my ex was Mexican I can do pretty good Guacamole ! I never tried that ready made guacamole from a can but I’m pretty sure that my own guacamole is much much better !  From Costco we bought some real Mexican Tortillas as well, packed in Mexico ! how I know that they are really Mexican you ask ? well the smell and taste of course ! baaahh 😀

I’m now waiting that the 20 photos I got today would be uploaded to my flickr.. I took about 100 or so photos today but to be honest all were bad but decided to put some for you anyway !

Today I have tried to find ways to advertise my blog a bit more since to be honest there is not much people who actually read this but I am happy even if one did !

A day at Ueno park
A day at Ueno park
Evil Gang of Cats ! The looked bad ass !
A day at Ueno park
You see ! almost fighting !
A day at Ueno park
Scratching !
A day at Ueno park
Yep Ueno’s Shrine undergoing some fixing..
A day at Ueno park

Shōwa Kinen Kōen 昭和記念公園 Part 2

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Decided to make this in two parts so it would not be too long !

Here I’ll show you some more photos from that breathtaking park!

I so love how Japanese take their dogs out in these things ! the dog looks happy still tho 😀

Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

These dogs reminded me about a dog my family used to have a long time ago!
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Look at this cute little dog saying hello to that little girl ! just the cutest thing you ever seen !
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This photo is again one of the “best photos I have taken in Japan”
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Don’t you just hate when people are behind your back watching what you are drawing!
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Taking photos of these guys were kinda easy, took my time changing my lens and everything and still they haven’t moved than 1cm
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Halloween Bonsai ??? anyone ??
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園
I hope I can go to this park again next week to take a better version of this photo ! this is nice too but I want it more sharp.
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

These looked delicious but I doubt I could eat them !
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

This Autumn color makes me feel warm inside and I feel like I can scratch “See the Beautiful Autumn colors of Japan” off my bucket list.
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Cat’s are always popular with the ladies !
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Entrance of the park.
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I HIGHLY recommend to visit that park any time of the year, but right now it is very beautiful !

Shōwa Kinen Kōen 昭和記念公園

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It only took me 12 hours to upload these photos !I truly hope you all like them. The internet I am using here at Chiba is not the best but it get’s the job done!

If you are now in Tokyo or arriving here in two weeks, you should go to this park right away! You can see what Japanese Autumn colors are all about if you visit there !

This place is a little far but that does not matter when we are talking about everything this park has to offer. Now you are saying yourself “what is so great about this park compared to Ueno or Shinjuku parks” well,,, EVERYTHING ! as you will see from my photos this park has the most beautiful Japanese garden you’ll ever seen in Tokyo area and also it is HUGE so much to see and do!

Park entrance: 400Yen
Access : Easiest way to this park I noticed was the JR Chuo Line from Nakano. Stop at Tachikawa station (the park is right next to the station 7mins walk)

Many famous photos were taken in this park as well that you can see in tourist magazines and books.

Here are some photos I took at the park! check for the rest at my flickr !
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Aren’t those red leafs just to die for !! So beautiful !!! That is what Autumn in Japan is all about!
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Took a small break time after walking too long 😀 ! Those apples from Aomori are so delicious ! (portable wifi NTT Docomo, iphone4 ,ipad2)

There was also some very pretty Bonsai plants as well ! you can find them inside the Japanese garden !
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Koi コイ You can find this fish in pretty much all the famous parks of Tokyo and maybe in all of Japan (not sure about that Japan part) Very interesting fish but they seem to be very hungry always.
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BIG SPIDERS ! I almost walked through this net where these spiders were ! Scared the Crap out of me !

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The Japanese garden was aboslutely breathtaking ! I’m sure you will love it !!
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There was a lot of “older” people doing amazing paintings ! if I were richer I would so want to buy couple of them !
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Doesn’t this just look beautiful ? do you get that autumn feeling from this photo ?
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While everyone were taking photos of the beautiful leafs I decided to take some more interesting photos of people who were taking photos of the autumn leafs. What do you think ? did I get good ones?
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Those two are my favorite photos. More these kind of photos at my flickr !
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Many of us were thinking why there were one sun flower left but we were happy that there were since everyone got some great shots of it ! as did I .
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I think this is one of the main “artsy” things in the park, Very pretty fountain!
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

I came to the park a bit early as you can see.
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All of us were waiting outside the gate! about 13 photographers.
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Soon as the gates open we all ran quickly to the first great photo spot !
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

As in everywhere in Japan, even in this park there were a lot of cute cats like this little fellow.
Shōwa Kinen Park, 昭和記念公園

Read more at Part 2 about this park !

From Meiji Shrine to Shinkuju gyoen via Harajuku.

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Wanted to get some new photos of Meiji-jingu. Got some good ones but have to go back there when it is a clear blue sky.

Always when I walk to the Meiji shrine through these huge .. what ever they called. I get this unspoken wind of spiritual power.

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By the way there is a beautiful flowers at Meiji shrine as well. Same as Shinjuku gyoen but there is even more.
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Few shots of the main shrine.
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Sky in Japan now is so mystical looking for some reason.
Meiji Shrine 明治神宮

After I got done with Meiji Shrine I went to harajuku a bit to have breakfast and to take few photos as well.
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And then started the longish walk to shinjuku gyoen (park). The walk is not actually that long but I got lost in the middle a bit! Got some normal Shinjuku gyoen photos taken but every time I visit that park it feels like I find something new.
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I really do recommend everyone to go to Shinjuku park this week and next week because it is now filled with beautiful flower arrangements !

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Yesterday I was in Finnish men who live in Tokyo sauna evening, normally we go to Shibuya to have sauna and a beer at hub but this time we had a special situation and we had our sauna evening at Finland embassy sauna and not just the normal sauna for the help but the main sauna with the balcony and beer + alcohol served well and of course Finnish sausages , pan and salad ! took few small photos there that I will post soonish.