Japanese Honeymoon: Part Six

Tokyo is crazy!! So much to do, we wanted to fit as much in as possible. After a quick rest at our hotel room and a drink we headed out to check out the night life! We walked through two small lanes that had a huge amount of tiny bars, that were just a bar and some stools!

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We had dinner at a restaurant which consisted of tempura, the most amazing braised pork I’ve ever had and sashimi!

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We then headed to a shop, bought a wig and went to do some karaoke Lost in Translation style!! It was so fun that we couldn’t leave!! 2am and we eventually left! Wow!!

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The next day we awoke and caught the train into Ginza to visit Zojoji Temple and Tokyo Tower.

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Eating delicious ramen and looking at cool Japanese men is the best!!

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More to come in the next few days about video games and fashion!

Casey xxxx

Japanese Honeymoon: Part Five

After spending our first few days in heavenly Hakone it was time to head to fast pace, big city Tokyo! We said goodbye to our beautiful hotel and caught a railway car, bullet train and normal train to the busiest train station in the world, Shinjuku. We checked into our hotel, stopped to snack on the very popular octopus balls and then headed out into the night!

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We are both huge fans of Lost In Translation, so heading to the Park Hyatt Hotel Tokyo where a lot of the movie was filmed, was high up on our list to go! I actually sat at the bar where Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray shared a drink!!

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We then proceeded to stroll through Shinjuku. Eat some delicious ramen (that you ordered on a vending machine), look through cheap liquor stores, play video games and skill testers.

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The next day we headed for Shibuya to look at guitars and shop! We had some amazing gyoza for lunch and walked around cool Shibuya. We visited a record store that had four levels, with different genres on each level. We bought LOTS of records! I got heaps of Otis Redding!! We also went to a department store called Loft, there were so many levels with different quirky things! I got some brooches, Polaroid photo albums, sushi erasers, cute lunch boxes, popcorn, iPhone “jellyfish” case and lots of cute fridge magnets!

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We walked through the scramble intersection in Shibuya which has been named to busiest intersection in the world! It was crazy busy! Wow!

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Half the fun of walking around Tokyo is getting lost and stumbling upon crazy/cool stuff! In the next few days, read about our fun night out in Shinjuku and a visit to Tokyo Tower!

Casey xxxx

Japanese Honeymoon: Part Four

After chatting to a couple during drinks at our hotel we decided to head to Yunessun, which is like a huge water fun park but it’s based around outdoor hot spring spas!

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We had so much fun!! Tattoos aren’t allowed, but being the accommodating people they are, we had to wear small dressing gowns and tape up other tattoos so you couldn’t see them haha! There were lots of different hot spring spas with themes. The first one was a coffee spa, with real coffee!! There was a demonstration taking place, he was speaking Japanese but when the teenage girls near him moved away giggling I realised he wanted a volunteer….

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The next few hot springs were red wine, green tea, sake and a traditional style one. The green tea aroma was so strong and it was the hottest. I loved it!!

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The park was so fun and they have the cutest little mascots!! If you are heading to Hakone you must go to Yunessun!!!

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Tomorrow, read about us heading into Tokyo!!

Casey xxx

Japanese Honeymoon: Part Three

After waking up in our beautiful hotel room, we ate breakfast and headed to The Hakone open-air museum. It’s an open air park with amazing sculptures and art.

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There is a two story gallery dedicated to the life of Picasso and shows many of his early drawings, pottery work and paintings. It's a beautiful atmosphere strolling the gorgeous grounds, gazing upon art.

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Tomorrow I’ll be writing about our last day in Hakone ๐Ÿ™‚

Casey xxxx

Japanese Honeymoon: Part Two

Hakone is such a beautiful and calm place. The hotel we stayed at in Hakone, Hyatt Regency Hakone Resort and Spa, is absolutely stunning. The traditional onset was a fabulous experience and everyone is so friendly!

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We’ve eaten some great food in Hakone too!!

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We caught a cable car up to Mount Komagatake. The views were amazing and we got to see the volcanic hot springs

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The traditional onsen experience is great! You wear a robe into the change room, strip all your clothes off, wash your body in the shower and then emerge yourself in the 41 degree large bath. The onsen water is from the inside of a volcano. It has a very high Ph which means it is acidic from sulphuric compounds. I felt amazing afterwards and my skin was glowing!

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Read more about our adventures in Japan tomorrow!

Casey xxx

Japanese Honeymoon: Part One

It’s been the busiest few days! Saturday we got married, Sunday packed, Sunday night headed to the airport and got on a plane to Japan!! We arrived in Japan after our plane ride and then travelled another three and a half hours by train, bullet train, railway car and taxi to our first hotel in beautiful Hakone!

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After a drink, dinner by the fire and a good night sleep at our stunning hotel we woke up and went exploring through Gora and Hakone.

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A lovely day!

What a lovely day! Today was the first day I have been able to wear a summer dress in so long! Yay!! I got this gorgeous vintage dress from a not for profit vintage clothing and costume sale. The brand is Sugar by Sugar House.

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My cousin wanted to spoil me before my wedding on Saturday so she picked me up just before midday and took me to Cottesloe for lunch, shopping and a full body massage!! I got a gorgeous watermelon ring, Mexican necklace and cute tin sign from a lovely shop called Gypsiana.

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Only three more sleeps until the wedding!!

Casey xxx