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Today is my last full day in Japan. I am writing this entry from the steps near where the fireworks will be u need a ticket to get a good spot which no English site advised (ah well these steps are fine) once it gets closer to the time I'll move to get a better view (no guarantees for photos sorry)

Its looked over cast all day but hasn't rained if the rain can hold off until the end I'd appreciate it.

Today went to Akihabara to so two things.

1. To buy the new zerosum and wings mags
2. To find and attend the seiryu cafe.

The buying of mags was successful. I was able to buy what I wanted an o brought two zerosums so I could stick a mummy hakkai on my wall!

Finding the cafe was also successful! Although finding the English names of the voice actors was not.

One man was from high school of the dead - OMG he was fuckin hot not hakkai hot but regular Japanese longish hair mmmmmm hot.

Another man was from hitman reborn and yugioh gx. (these were listed in his profile I suspect he has done more as the other guy would've.)

Another dude and dudette had no English animes listed so not sure what they were from. The girl was my waiter and was extremely nice. In the cafe they act out scenes from their animus and talk about menu items In character its amazing that they can change their voices so dramatically! Was incredible to watch! After spending around an hour there I headed off, I was stuffed had slept badly the night before having several bad dreams and was kept awake so when I got back to drop of my stuff I crashed on the bed for a few hours.

When I headed back out the sun was just creeping through the clouds so I had some hope for tonight... God I hope I'll be able to see them :( I'll be pretty upset if I can't it would be a rather shitty end to such a great trip.

I left my steps and found a group of Chinese students to sit with they talked to me in a mix of Japanese and English I apparently can understand Japanese... Just can't speak it :p

We moved around a bit and I stayed with that group 3 girls and a guy all from China when I we were watching fireworks the guy had got and gotten takoyaki for the group I was a bit hungry and the smell was so good but then he tapped my shoulder and he gave me some too. so kind!

The fire works were amazing even from our slightly obscured view! I watched for about 40 minutes sitting on the road. Then the group left for dinner and I stayed a bit on my own before I decided inhad seen enough and started to head home.

On the way we had been packed into the train like sardines Japanese train style but on the way back it was fine. There was a very strang man that started to shake his man boob at me and such... To which I ignores and then got on another train carriage not sure if he was trying to attract me or distrurb me but it did nether just made me wonder if he was alright in the head XD

Today's been good the manga the fireworks everything tomorrow morning I will send back my last box. I will then go visit the shrine next to the hotel. At 2pm a bus comes and picks me up. I will be waiting from 1:30pm. Then I spend from 3:40pm to 1pm the following day in air and in airports. Yuck. But I will be happy to get home.

Also on a non japan related topic. This is one of my favorite shows and its about adds. this week they had to make an add to convince aussies to ban swearing. Id like you to watch the first add. - this is very me :P and *well im not thaaat bad* but i love this add its sooo true!!

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/gruentransfer/thepitch.htm -> its very funny so please watch :) especially if ur an Australian on my flist.

Here is the link for the fireworks video if u wanna see - its as good as i could get :P

http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/rarticuno/?action=view¤t=P8271529.mp4

http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/rarticuno/?action=view¤t=P8271528.mp4

http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/rarticuno/?action=view¤t=P8271527.mp4
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Last minute I decided I wanted today to be my last shopping day. That said I wasnt looking forward to shopping. The last few times Saiyuki stuff has been sparse and it gets disappointing after a while when I'm specifically shopping for it.

Decided to check Ikubukuro again Otome road is pretty good with this stuff last time I found the Hakkai cell and was very very happy. I started at animate, they didn't have the DVD I was looking for :( or any CDs I needed but I was able to find hard luck finally :) and they had a section with all the books u could buy to get the book mark soon brought they ones I most wanted to be able to get another set <3.

Then it was onto k books DVD/cd/goods shop. When I asked to see the Saiyuki DVDs they said they had none but I did find a cd that I *think* I don't have. On my way around the shop (looking for Saiyuki stuff anyway even thou they said they didn't have any) I found the DVD I was bloody looking for - the first musical they had it in the front showcase....=_= how did the shop keep not know it was there???!! So expensive but it's cheaper than I've seen it online <3 brought it and then headed upstairs to the goods section. Did they have new Saiyuki stuff?... Yes they did :D they had lovely stationary paper with lovely pics of the boys an a Sanzo badge I brought for the lovely helliongoddess twas cheaper than I quoted and it's a nice badge :( none of Hakkai.

After that I happily trotted off to mandrake, just incase there was porn I had missed.... Oooo mmmm ggg again another example of of people showed me the saiyuki stuff how they'd get my money! So I found heaps of oujinshi that weren’t there last time! Brought all the goodies and then I moves onto the wondering around the store.

Now Hakkai’s face is carved into my brain so please keep this in mind.

I walked passed a stand with magazine and noticed Hakkai, in his cloth holding a lap on the cover of one. Into the basket along with a another two which I assumed would also have Saiyuki related stuff inside as the two I didn't take (already had em) did.

Then as that rack had been deemed lucky I searched it some more for more Saiyuki stuff, saw something silver down the back oh look at that more badges yay! What's that? Is that Hakkai’s face under shit tones of bubble wrap oh look at that it is... I think I found a clock!!! XD (seriously thou Hakkai himself wouldn't have seen his gave though the wrapper like I did!)

Then onto k-books the doujinshi section! Asked them in picture talking (eg waiving my hands about) to open the fucking expensive Minekura doujinshi for me to check if there was at least enough hakkai in there to justify me spending 20475¥ on the damn thing (couldn't find the same one cheaper anywhere!!!) oh.. It's expensive cause it's her first one... Oh there’s lots of Hakkai ^_^ Siigh thank god for visas (first time I used it in a shop lol) and then brought some regular doujinshi cause they also had gotten some more.

Todays spoils! )

So well today I am very very happy ^_^

Had lunch at TGI Fridays again and that was nice but while I was relaxing and eating a really bad downpour started it wasn’t so bad at first but then it started to bucket down and I got drenched before I had a chance to buy an umbrella by the time I had brought one I was soaked and even with it my bag (full of goodies was soaked) so when I saw a taxi I grabbed one!

The thunder and lightning is really bad! I'm a little afraid of both >_< so taxi is a better option.

Link to a video of the thunder and lightning and rain – sorry for the angle.
http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/rarticuno/?action=view¤t=IMG_0900.mp4

Tonight I had lots of energy horaah so time to go out for dinner! I went to the same little sushi restaurant I did last year. And got a sashimi platter and a sushi platter it was soo good!

Dinner pics )

Now it's time for a little story my friends there is a story behind this sushi bar. However to save parties from embarrassment I am going to write this as a little fan-fiction of Hakkai/Gojyo (no funny business thou) in this story Hakkai is me. This is a TRUE story.

Please enjoy

Title: the sushi bar.
Rating: G

The Sushi Bar )
Hope you enjoy the pics and the fic :)
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Today I went to Tokyo zoo located in Ueno park. I wasn't sure what to expect but I did expect that the cages would be small and that there would be pandas. Ive never seen real pandas in real life so I was exited to see them! Waaah pandas are sooo cute <3 love love love <3

When I saw them the first time they were still sleeping but by the time I made it all the way around and went to see them a second time they were eating waaah so cute!

There was so many animals there I can't even list them but I took photos of most of them!

My camera dies after 3 hrs of continuous use so some photos where taken on my iPhone.

I spent around 4 hrs walking around my body hurts but I am proud of myself as it's now 6:40pm and I am at Tokyo tower so I managed to get back out of the hotel for once ^_^

I'm currently waiting my turn to go up to the special observatory deck for photos. Tomorrow will be another shopping day and maybe I Will also go to the aquarium time permitting otherwise will leave that for Saturday. My trip is now drawing a close :( I'm a bit sad to say goodbye but there is good incentive to come home (all my boxes are waiting hahah!)

I am actually going to have money left this time!!! Shock horror I know :|

Anyway

Here are the animals I saw

I close to 300-400 photos/videos *went a bit nuts*

I will upload them to photo bucket please click the link to look at the folder :) CBF putting them on here itll crash LJ.

http://s992.photobucket.com/albums/af46/rarticuno/Japan%20trip%202%20day%2021/


The only two things I want to complain about is the following;
1. The kangaroo inclosure is way to small! They have non room to leap around!!!
2. It's cruel to put birds of prey (eagles) in tiny fucking cages where they can't fly!!!

Enjoy the pics. PS there are also pics from Tokyo Tower at night please take a look *theyre all in the same folder :)*

P.P.S the uploaded is taking forever so please check back later if u look at this close to tehe post dates as not all the photos will be there :)
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Today started well with a bit of a pleasant sleep in and then onto my Tokyo morning tour. Today's weather is nicer so photos from the tower should be good today :)

I started out by speaking to the staff at the hotel lobby and discovering that they also have their own postal service <3 they don't charge any more than the post office does either... hehehehe this is wicked means I can relax buy a box tonight and slowly pack it making sure it's all perfectly fitting and then ship it only shelping my heavy items down to the elevator and across the lobby = better than a while down the street and stuffing around at the post office with non English speaking staff who always ask "figure?" then I show them a picture and they say "Ahhhh figure" lol.

My tour guide picked me up today I was the only one from my hotel going <3 i love my hotel I don't care if it's expensive it's really nice and there's nothing I can't do (cept room service, but family mart and eating in takes care of that)

I'm on a bus which is really green and snot colored lol here -



See what I mean XD

These tours kinda shit me a little maybe because it always assumed all people are tourists >_< I'm not I'm a local... (kinda lol) this guide is very um well boring XD and repetitive. But talking to her one on one is good and she walks around with a pikachu on her guide stick.

When I asked if I could split of the group she was fine with it (yay) but where I wanted to go (the higher level) but according to the other staff there was to long a line. But when I told that to the guide later she gave me her spare ticket! So nice.

Check out the view!

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More photos of Tokyo towers day time view. )

So after Tokyo tower we headed for the outer garden of the imperial palace we didn't spend too much time their but it was nice. We saw a snapping Turtle. A bit one aparetly then we saw swans and a kabura bird (I think.) and some koi. ^_^

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More photos of around the palace )

Now we are off to a temple and a souvenir shopping area. <3

So I decided to spend the entire time at the temple and no shopping which was a good choice as I saw amazing things and took lots of photos to share with u.

Guess who's favorite goddess was at the shrine!!! ^_^ I got a photo with her, took photos and brought a nice scroll with her on it. I also brought a charm for those born in the year of the snake, I also donated a some coins for some candles and made a wish after lighting them.

I also tried my luck at a forte but got bad fortune even thou the number of the sick I got was 39 (figured it would be kinda lucky - but no 8 so I guess not :p)

Everyone else went to get the souvenirs but I stayed in the temple with the guide and we chatted she was really nice and her English was really good. She knew saiyuki a bit and I told her about my name and she was really impressed she laughed and said it was cool.

Me and the Merciful goddess
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More photos of Shrine and the Merciful Our Goddess <3 )

Days been good thus far and I'm off to go shopping now ^_^ back to akibahara but first I need food.

I didn't find food before I found shopping but I'm finally getting lunch eating at mos burger, it's one of those fancier burger places. It was nice now I'm full and full or energy (we hope!) more shopping.

Ok so not so much energy after climbing all those fucking stairs again fuuuurk common people elevator and escalator arent that expensive!!! Got I'm ready to passout lol.

Decided to head Back for today (tonight I will re visit TT and take night photos.) today I am getting a massage <3

Well after the message I was nice and relaxed and slept for an hr a half and had to wake myself up forcefully but it's alright. I think I'm a bit too tired to go out again, but thats alright, tomorrow i have decided to do a little something different. I found out today that there are Pandas in Tokyo zoo, and its very easy to get to! So i decided to go there. :) After the Zoo I will go to the Auqarium in another area :) and then *time/energy depending* rest and go to Tokyo tower at night.

There is only 1 more shop i want to go to in Akibahara and that can wait for Friday.

Had a nice dinner at the buffet and ate too much :P - night all.
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Hey guys, not much to post today went shopping in Akihabara *i always say Akibahara* brought a lot of nice things but im stuffed and cant be bothered taking photos of stuff at the moment but will have proper giant post tomorrow :P

Went to Akibahara and found lots of stuff, the kbooks only had mens stuff but they did have have the Arcania series *all of it* so i brought all of ones with Senies work on the cover <3

I also asked a random game shop to check if they had a copy of the saiyuki
PS2 games. After difficulty in getting my point across the shop keep spent 5 minutes on the phone to someone and then took me 5 minutes away to a place hidden in a back alley *i was a bit concerned he was going to murder me, back packer murders happen in Australia hahahaha....haaa XD* but instead we went to another shop that had the game! <3 twas my first saiyuki find of the day!

Saiyuki stuff i found was
- Saiyuki PS2 game *the fighting one*
- Saiyuki Pillow
- Saiyuki Stuff
- Rare Saiyuki Silver pins in a metal saiyuki case
- Saiyuki Poster
- Saiyuki novel *the one with Sanzo on the front in water*
- Saiyuki RED postcard booklet
- Assorted Saiyuki Doujinshi

After climbing 8 flights of stairs 8, 8...8!!!!! to get to the top of the Akibahara Mandrake store to get saiyuki stuff i got a taxi back cause i got a lot of doujinshi *Yugioh and Saiyuki* this time.

after a short rest i was at the pokemon centre for more shopping. They played the pokemom centre music constantly. There was a pokemon lottery for 500yen a try i brought two tries and the first won the second highest prize! Yay! The second one also won but not as highly. I wanted to win a the high prize, a pikachu toaster, which toasts pikachus face on toast!!! XD

Pokemon stuff i brought/won
- Pokemon Band aids x 2 *practical*
- Pokemon tissues *practical*
- Large Snivy plush *won! second prize*
- Pikachu/new starters clear file set *won!*
- Some free Pokemon bags i just discovered yay lol
- Pokemon Badges
- Free Pokemon Fan
- Pokemon Rumble Stickers
- 3 notepad set, Snorlax *yay daddy*, Lapras, Dragonite
- Pokemon Black playing cards
- Another Articuno figure <3

Then went back to Akibahara and brought some more stuff. *inc some of the previous mentioned saiyuki stuff*

Had to climb more stairs at the 7 story animate XD only to find out i missed one fucking floor so i have to go back tomorrow XD

I didnt get everything and will need another day or two... to see the rest.

None saiyuki stuff i got.

- Darker than black fan books 2
- Darker than black manga *different to the last one* vol 3 & 4 *have 1,2 already*
- Thats so life manga 5-7
- Arcania series - vols 1,3,5,6,9
- Yugioh KC mug
- Yugioh Doujinshi
- The world only god knows vol 9-13
- Honey Comb *for helliongoddess*
- 2 Miku Hatsume Stress balls, one for my mate that did Japan with me last time and another for a work college who loooves Miku.

Im stuffed now i shall post pics tomorrow... time to relax later flist!
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Woke up at 6am had slept well though, had a strange dream of a friend from home giving me a legendary 2000¥ note (I've never seen one but apparently they exist *shrug*) I went online for a bit and then went back to sleep and had another weird dream this time about a dear friend of mine visiting me (she lives very far away) but in the dream she didn't look anything like herself it was very odd XD

My breakfast was subway today I had a third of a footlong and a melon soda I didnt want a big breakfast because I would rather be hungry for lunch at a reasonable time (this will decrease the likeliness of me wondering off for food at a convince store at 8pm and buying junk food lol!)

Oh, the japanese subway has a hilarious tag line!



Today is raining heavily and my umbrella is being a bit weird, I discovered after breaky it was actually broken XD gah so I brought a new giant clear Japanese one (have always wanted a giant clear umbrella we don't really do them in Australia!) and it was just 5 bucks which was good and it's probably going to keep me a lot dryer when my little shitty one!

Today I am off to the studio Ghibli museum! I'm very excited!

The museum is amazing and that's to put it lightly you can see original animations and little snippets threw negatives and sketches and a shelf with all the different colour paints used to do each an every cell! You get to look at animation reels and roll them and sit in the life sized cat bus! There is a life sized duplicate of the spirited away food/open bar that turned the parents into pigs and you can sit there and the plates and chopsicks move *if u move them theyre not like the ones from beauty and the beast lol*! I felt the chicken/duck and it was soft and sqwishy :p! But it felt real!!! There was a duplicate forest from princess mononoke with those little cute white bobble head dudes. <3

The place is amazing! There was a spiraling staircase u could take up to the second floor and I was a little scared as it was really tight really clostraphobic and very long, but it did it anyway but i might've been a bit big lol (too tall as well hahah) I am sitting in line for the cafe now it's already nearly 1pm and I haven't seen the whole place yet (got here before 11)

Another thing we got were this original SG negatives that were used as a movie ticket to get into a cinema which shows original cartoons that aren't sold or shown outside the museum this was fantastic!!

The one I saw was about a boy and a rabbit, they found a cane and both wanted and had compitions to see who could get it, like racing and sumo wrestling! Twas awesome! They kept drawing though so the rabbit went and got his grandmother and asked her to decide when she saw the cane she said it was hera and was happy they found it. (they were a bit disappointed though) in the end they had tea and biscuits <3 it was cute!

Here is a picture from the book i brought

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This would have been awesome to take my best friend with me as he is an animator he would've loved it! There was also replica work stations and collected pencils the animators used! As I write this I am getting closer and closer to being able to set lunch (hope there's an English menu lol)

Just before a pigeon was flying around and everyone was screaming, why are they scared of pigeons? Hmm who knows. In the first room there was this awesome figurine tree, with all these slightly moved figurines and then it got dark and it started to spin and a little light flashes and the figures became animated ooooommmmmggggg soooo coooool *____*

I know I'm going to through the museum shop and come out with heaps of shit! Yay nearly at the door <3 the sound of cicadas is incredible here! In line the children can read original picture books bit they're in Japanese so don't do much got me lol.

After lunch I will explore the rest of the museum I'll take photos of whatever outside thing is possible <3 inside the cafe (yes I finally made it after 20 minutes lol) it's nicely decorated with little hats and beautiful red windows. I'm sitting at the bar so I can see people cooking and making drinks and it's very cool! The straws they have are very thin as well. I order a ice cocoa, (Japanese Kind of iced chocolate but it's not really) then a sandwich and a slice of strawberry short cake which judging from what I can see is going to be a giant bloody slice!

Because I am polite (lol I am!!) I asked if I could take a photo inside they said no :( but they said I could take photos of food!

Foood droools )

The sandwiches I got were even studio ghibilish they were yummy >_< and very filling the Japanese have a habit of not cooking bacon enough though :s.

Cake - look mum I'm eating fruit! Sorry bad joke but seriously omg the size of the thing!!! I have had a cake that big since I started my weight loss. Yes I did eat it all. Yes it was a good as it looked. Yes the strawberries were amazing. No I don't feel guilty... Yet :p

Looked around the rest of the museum and found the shop and the book shop. Brought 5 books, art books for howls moving castle and totoro for me. A spirited away art book for a friends bday (these are a bit too expensive for souvenirs but he's nuts for Japan stuff so even though his bday was in April he said he was happy to wait!) I also brought a book from the short animation o got to watch :) this made me happy it means I can show u guys little pics from it. I also brought the museum book which had an English bit as well :)

I then went to the other shop brought some badges, a little totoro plushie, a no face calendar which was going to be a souvenir for a friend but bugger them I want it hahaha...that's ok right? Lol

I got a little totoro jewelry box and when I was paying for everything I asked if they had Arriette in English they took a copy of the DVD (all writting in Japanese) and then said "it has English subtitles!" yay that's what I wanted (can't do dubs, even good ones!) I'm so happy ^_^ I plan to watch it tonight! (on the pc.)

Heres what i could take of the museum )

Once I get back I'll relax a bit then head back out to go to Tokyo tower (period permitting ofcourse - last night I had terrible cramps so I wasn't going anywhere lol)

When I got out of the museum there were two men in uniform (not sexy before one of u ask) and they got me onto a studio ghibi special bus that did circles to the museum and station it had pics on it and I was able to snap a picture before we got on.

Studio Ghibili Bus

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Boy I'm stuffed but today was good!

Got back my hotel at 4ish and headed out before five to look at Tokyo tower the weather was still bad so I didn't take many pics but I'll most the best ones when I'm satisfied with them (I'm going multiple times) when I was walking around TT I had cramps so I didn't stay long and ended up heading back to my room to relax.

Did see this thou, yay more tacky diamond encrusted stuff! XD

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Around 8pm I had dinner at the hotel buffet (which discounts late eaters by quiet a lot) so dinner which was;
Sushi tuna, salmon and prawn x 2 prepared in front of me!
Croquettes (potatoe) x 2
Beef stew x 2 (I don't eat enough red meat and it had mushrooms <3)
tempura mix x 2
Grilled fish x 2
Dumplings x 3
Piece of cake
Little donutty shapes dipped in choc (they had a choc fountain!! *___*)
Mixed fruit.
That was all ¥1000 wooo!

But OMG the food wasn't the best thing in there I had a bad FANGIRLING moment when one of the waiters looked like Hakkai. Now it wasnt just a little it was everything his hair, his voice his body he had glasses OMG every time he came near me I grinned like a dick and flush and he was dressed nicely and and and OMG I want to marry him and have his babies cause of how much he looked like Hakkai... I love the real thing more let that be stated and if he asked me to I would marry hakkai and do whatever he said for eternity! But... Boy was this man hot! Siiigh... He's probably not interested in me though ah well back to Hakkai :p

Lastly spoils for Ghibili under here )
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Jeeze am I fucked, XD

Today started off easy going but soon got very very tiring.

I started the day by posting off my 6th Box, the box count is low but Tokyo should fix this :) i had to make two trips to the station but luckily they were willing to hold the half filled box for me while i ran back to the hotel.

Once that was went i headed off to Tokyo by bullet train and it was an express but it still took close to 3 hours to get there. I arrived at Tokyo at close to 2pm, and then at the place i am staying close to 2:30.

The place i am at is gorgeous its very western style but everyone speaks English which is GREAAAAT!!! They have things like proper restaurants and shops and internet in the rooms so im pretty happy.

Good things about this place are as follows

- Can rent a laptop
- Nice big bed
- nice spacious room
- lovely bathroom
- wonderful view of tokyo tower *one which i was going to show u but it seems that it isnt lighting up at night anymore :(*

bads things are
- no coin laundry *so either have to do it by hand or pay a lot for them to do it - did it by hand*
- you have to pay for the internet *most hotels had it free*
- Food pricing is more expensive.

Im still very happy with this place though and all in all i am happy to pay for the net as i would need to do that with a cafe anyway and now i can have it in my room.

Its also got a wardrobe *no lions/magic portals ect thou* so i was able to use that as hanging space for the freshly washed closed lol. - jeeze im fucked though.

I went walking around the area and to the Pokemon Centre but there was so many kids in it i couldnt move to save myself, so i left empty handed and will return another day. I then ate lunch which was late because i had a late breakfast and that was nice, when to a Soba Restaurant, and got a Bento everything in it was nice <3

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At the start of the shopping area there is also this shrine
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And we can always see a nice view of TT
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Afterwards i contemplated going to the shrine/temple near my hotel but then didnt feel up to it *periody* got back to the hotel to find myself stained... =____=****** FUCK HELL I really have only one good fucking pair of shorts with pockets and a belt for my ever shrinking waist! but luckily theyre quick dry material for traveling, so i washed them quick smart and it was fine. Siigh.

Heres the pic of the shrine more/better ones to come soon

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Now i am not sure what to eat for dinner sort of feel like subway but not sure if i have the energy with these cramps to eat out XD siiigh...

WOOO WAS JUST ABOUT TO POST WHEN TOKYO TOWER LIT UP

LOOKIE AT MY VIEW!!

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Today i needed to take it easy, i just needed a clear head space day with no running around shopping and no annoying tours - i even had an afternoon nap which was brilliant!

My day started in Osaka but i went to Kyoto to see the shrine i Missed while i had food poisioning. I spent some time in the beautiful main room of the shrine which had lovely artitecture (sorry i know thats spelt wrong) but wasnt able to take any photos of the inside sorry.

Here are ther photos i could take )

The room was covered in Tatami mats and was lovely though very calming and there was incense there too.

I sat there for a while and cleared my mind which was good the horrid thing needed clearing. Once i had done so i felt good and wondered around the parts of the temple i didnt see last time, including a sort of art gallery. On the way to the gallery there was lots of awesome quotes which also helped with the mind clearing and clear decision making. :) quotes like

"The only life you have is the one you live now" stuff like that (thats close to but not on of them lolz)

After that i wondered around Kyoto buying Souvanirs for my team at work! GO THE PROVFESSIONALS!! I got them little calm Buhda statues lol we need calm in our team we get a bit anxsty with the ammount of work we pick up which would have been avoided had someone done their bloody job properly hahaha XD.

I got me and my Fellow Senior big clam Budha and the other guys little Buhda, my Team leader gor a angry warrior though because hes Asian and very Buhda like already so wanted something that was totoally not his personality XD

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After that i went back to the Usagi Shop and spent sooo long deciding what to buy! XD Got some stickers and a dairy in the end cause they were sooo cuuute!!!

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Then i trundled back to Osaka had a burger for lunch (sorta at a Mcers kind a place but WAS NOT MACCERS!!!)

Then headed back to my room where i comtemplated a massage but then went againest it and then had an afternoon nap instead - OOOO that felt good! A lazy saturday <3 that was so nice. Dreamt of Hakkai <3 Yay! Got up intime to post and have dinner ;) perfect.
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Today was a very mixed day. For the last few days I've had my ladies time of the month which shouldn't occur because I am on the pill but her doctor warned me and said sometimes it'll force itself so today I had to buy Japanese pads as my emergency supply had about run out (I bet it'll go away now thou lol)

On the way to Kyoto i got to take the photo of the chocolate bar shaped building for you guys, please enjoy!



My day started in Kyoto animate where I brought 3 wild adapters in the hope of getting another set of saiyuki bookmarks but I didn't get any ah well I'll try again at another place lol. I also brought a folder with negima characters for a friend and the darker than black manga I misses last time.

Kyoto Spoils )

I then headed back to Osaka to go to the Umeda mandrake, and got lost what really bugged me if when I had walked and walked and walked around in a fucking giant circle found an animate and when two girls walked out of it I asked them in English did they know mandrake and they kindly took me there! I had looked down the very ally I was in and though nah not that way - fuck XD the girls were nice though and they asked me about anime in Australia and we chatted their English wasn't good but between them and my shitty bit of Japanese we managed it was very nice! The kindness of strangers!

Umeda Mandrake Spoils )


After mandrake i headed back and made a quick stop to the net cafe to get the written address of the other mandrake so I could get a taxi from the station (my ankles not happy today!)


So of I went and the taxi found it - just and then I went inside and had a lovely time picking saiyuki, minekura and general goodies! Before i went in though i did spot something rather amusing.

This, random diamond encrusted car XD

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Sanzo Limited Edition Burial Figure (i know atleast 1 person on my LJ Flist is gonna hate me for this lol) it was only 2100yen!!!! ($25!!!)
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Rest of the Namba Mandrake Spoils )


When i finally got back I grabbed some sushi (waaaaay to much for my shrunken stomach) and then came over to the net cafe to post! After this I'm off to roll on my spoils!

Dinner )
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Had a slow day today which was nice. Had a late breaky and then an early lunch. Wondered around osaka station for a bit before my tour.

Lunch )

I was the only from my tour coming from Osaka so I had a private tour guide to take me to Kyoto (not that I needed one lolz) but she was really nice and we talked a lot and she will meet me back at Nara station to take me back to Osaka which will be good lol. Look at what she showed me, some Artwork of all Osakas Sister citys, and Camberra from Australia is one of them!

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It's a one hour drive to Nara from Kyoto. Which is kinda weird since it's closer to Osaka (Nara) lol.

So now I'm on the bus and listening to the tour guide in one ear bang on about alcohol and have my music in the other year lol. There will be lots of photos today. Our first stop is Nara deer park!

Oh deer, (pardon the pun!) when I heard about deer park I expected a couple of deers. They're fucking everywhere man XD!!

I tried to feed them and instead they feed of my fucking skirt XD oh deer!!!! Ah well a bit of soap and water at the bathroom later. I did buy deer biscuits for them but when I tried to feed them they all came at me at once so I freaked out and threw the biccies at them and just feed one separately lol.

I am enjoying dango mmmm dango and yummy melon slurpie <3 yummy! I'd never had dango before but it's very very nice :) so that will keep me going before dinner.

The temple was amazing a giant bronze budha statue the largest on the whole world in the largest wooden building in the whole world! There was lots of other budhas with the main one maybe one of them was the goddess of mercy maybe.

Here's so photos of what I mean (deers & shrine) )

At the next place we went to a shito shrine with 3000 lanterns. It's was alright not as special as the last two places but OMG OMG OMG OMG SNAKE!!!!!

Photos of snake & shrine <3 )

I looove snakes and was born in the year of the snake so feel especially close to them hehehe this one was sooo cute! So unpoisoness too!! Which made a huge difference <3 I wanted to pick it up but the tour guide was freaked as she was lol. I hope seeing a snake there will be a good sign for me!

After that we went to a souvenir shop and I picked up some incense :)

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They then dropped me at Nara station where my guide was waiting for me :) on the way back to namba station we talked and I showed her the photos of my trip so far she really enjoyed it :) after we got to namba we spilt up but she brought me this lovely usagi postcard set >_< cause I said I liked rabbits how nice is thaaat!!

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I then ate my dinner which was amazing the tuna melted in my mouth (this is what tuna sashi should do just melt, if it isn't melting it's either not good quality or they cut it wrong!)

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Time to post this and then head for the shower! Wanna wash off all the deer germs.
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More than half the trip through a bit strange not a bad thing not a good thing. I'm not looking forward to the plane trip home >_< i dislike plans bluer I can never sleep.

The last two nights I didn't really sleep either it was too hot and I've been ravaged by mozzies. (people cant say i dont give blood XD)

Guuuuuh public transport inefficiency essentially to get to Osaka (one end of Japan) from fuji-San (middle of Japan) I have to fucking go to Tokyo (other end of Japan) XD this is highly inefficient! What a pain XD suspect today will be mainly me on transport systems lol.

Yes btw it was 7hrs 45minutes on trains today ^^********

So, got out of my inn at 8:40, it's now 11:58am and I am only now just on a train bound for Shin-osaka ^_^*** gah.

It's now 1:06pm we're stopping at shin-fuji-fucking station LOL I am almost falling asleep here lol.

2:51 and we just passed Nagoya alright today I'm officially over trains lol. Completely over them =_=.

We just passed the Kirin brewery and the beer containers are painted to look like beer in a glass XD clever!

Here are todays pic (mostly on a train though)

Panasonics building, i love this as its shaped like a speaker!


Yay Im off the train
Yay I can post
Boy am I hungry LOL - going to get food talk tomorrow XD
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Today (yesterday) has thus far been amazing I'm feeling great! Something I've also realized is that on the two days I felt like crap I didn't get a proper walk in. I'm writing this at lunch I've walked around 2.5hrs already and have a lot longer to go :)

The area around Fuji is beautiful and I'm walking around the lake. I stared off going on a cable car up the second highest mountain and boy did I get some good pics :) after getting to the top I hiked (yes I hiked) a further kilometer up the mountain to the top point where there was a small shrine I put some money in the money box and made a wish! Also snapped a picture of the top fuji he's being a bit of a shit and hiding behind clouds but I managed to take 2 shoots of him when he came out of hiding mwahahah! Go me! The hike up was really steep and a little worrying but there was a few other people climbing so I knew of I fell I wouldn't be totally isolated.

At the top of the mountain (before the shrine hike) there is a large love heart shaped bell and u ring it and make a wish so I did XD lots of wishing today hahaha.

The view from the top
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Pics of the top here )

Back down and onto a boat cruise again more photos lol that was nice as it was the first time I'd sat down on a proper seat.

Pics from cruise )


After that I began my walk around to the other wise I'd the lake, it's a bloody long walk and I am impressed with myself for doing this lol. Eventually I got hungry and saw a cafe open for lunch and prayed Ot had an English or picture menu, it had an English menu yay! Oh this place is Yakiniku! I'd never done Japanese Yakiniku and as nothing else in my day had been saiyuki'd I figured why not this lol! There was 3 lunch sets 2 with pork and one with sirloin steak. I don't often eat steak cause it's usually cooked wrong for me and I dislike large chunks of red meat... But i didn't want pork.... O M G best choice ever! Lunch was IMO expensive but it wasn't really expensive for what I got and I figure that I'm not spending much at the moment anyway so who gives a shit. The steak yakaniku style was incredible no wonder our boys love it!! For the 3000¥ it cost me I got, 10 pieces if meat, soup, salad (a good amount too) some veggies, a bowl of rice, iced oolong tea and ice cream with cream and corn flakes...Wtf

Pics of Lunch- yum yum )

I've also seen two skinks today and some eagles looove eagals! I've seen a billion dragon flies and butterflies. (no photos to hard to take)

I walked around the lake to the otherside boy or boy is that a good/long walk christ. I then found the music box museum it wasn't the one I wanted to go to bit I figured why not and went in. This wasn't for me, it would've been more fun with my grandmother (Bubbi) or my friend Paul. (he would've loved it) either way I took heaps of photos. My ankle hurts now but I a really enjoying walking so I'm currently resting it an have taken some pain killers to get me back to the the other side :).

I just finished at the museum I did want to go to. It was a beautiful museum filled with artwork buy a children's writer/illustrator the artwork isn't anime but is very nice and pretty to look at. I brought an artbook from the museum I think I'll give it to my best friend as a present of he likes it. (he's hard when it comes to getting art cause he's an artist)

At the cafe attached to the museum everything has strawberry in it... They even had a strawberry coffee XD I don't drink coffee but that sooo doesn't sound good lol.

Musuems, my dessert and pics from this side of the lake )

I am now back home after 45 minute walk :) the walks been great! It's nice no people no trains no crowds today's been really different. I hope I can do another day like today again. My ankle managed through the walk and I can see I've managed to correct most of my penguin foot on my right side so for the first time in forever I walk with straightish feet. At my moment I'm sitting topless (with bra) fanning myself under the air con im very hot, today was nice thou cool winds.

Bwahahaha relaxing in my room cooling off and watching the anime channel and it's got dragon ball z on and it's the episode where they say it's over 9000!!!! I got the line even in Japanese!

When I went to have a bath today i noticed a scale and figured even thou I've eaten it'd be a good idea to weigh myself I was 106-107kg... That's after eating...that's almost 3-4kilos in less than 2 weeks!!!
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Today I am off to fuji, after posting my spoils from Tokyo (2 boxes which cost a lot of money) I got onto the train from Ikebukuro heading to Shinjuku got off there and jumped on a train heading for Kufō. While waiting inline I got asked a question by an American about what sort of ticket you needed. I advised he would need to buy one so off he went, because of that the woman inline behind me starting to chat with me.

She spoke really good english and we talked for hours her name was Michiko, she is married to a gentleman who is a burocrate but he is actually a nuclear engineer so he is working with people fixing the Fukushima plant. It was really nice finding another person to talk to and she gave me her number incase I needed someone to contact.

After getting off at Otsuki I rode on a one way train to Fuji, it was more of a tram than a train as it was really slow. I didn't take picture cause it was too beautiful to miss but we drove through the mountains and the forest i have to go back the same way so photos will be taken then.

Arriving in fuji (Kawaguchiwa) I waiting for a taxi and headed straight to my inn.

Kawaguchiwa station



The inn is beautiful on the outside completely Japanese style it has beautiful koi ponds and such. The room I have isn't much which was a little disappointing. I thought it had it's own toilet and shower but it doesn't :p this means I have to use the onsen regardless lol. It does have a table and air conditioning so that's good.

Onsen i stayed at )

After I had my sook regarding the room (false advetisement!) I asked them where the wifi was as it was advertised as having free wifi on public areas at this inn. But they advised they dont have wifi and instead gave me the laptop they had on the counter to use in the dining area. Sigh this doesn't happened often as the site I used to book the accomadation is very reliable so when I get to an appropriate place I'll probably advise them of some of the misconceptions regarding this place.

In the meanwhile Im trying to look on the brighter side as I found melon soda at the local convince store so I brought some and there is a small fridge in the room so I'm using it for my breakfast. (they ONLY serve lunch here =_=)

The area itself is beautiful but I can't see fuji today :( too cloudy lol.

Tomorrow I have a few things planned I'd like to go on a boat tour aroun the lake :) I'd also like to take a ropeway (cable car) up to a mountain!

After I do that I plan to walk across the river to the other side and look at two museums. Possible a monkey theatre show although I'm a bit funny about using animals in shows. I'll also stop at a few shrines :) hopefully tomorrow will be good! One redeeming point this place has is a dedicated anime channel lol.

The front desk gave me a very useful paper on things to do in the area so it'll be nice to explore it's also got a VERY handy public transport map explaining how to get back to shin Osaka. (kinda)(in hindsight this is a lie)

I also finally learnt what the little reverse swat stickers on Japanese maps mean. There the sign for temples it really confused me before.

As i went out to dinner I was able to get a clear shot of Fuji!

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I'm eating Chinese tonight they didn't have anything Japanese around LOL the food looks good and plenty of people are here eating it so Thad a good sign. But I'm not get pork!

Dinner & Dessert )

When I get back to the hotel I am going to have a bath :s it's a little nerve wrecking as other naked women haven't seen my naked butt before and I know I'm going to end up starring at someone's tits (cause I stare generally hahaha) I hope that there is someone nice there to show me the ropes.

In the baths I was nervous to get undressed as at the time no one else was naked and I was worried I wasnt meant to be lol. Then two woman got naked and then I follows their lead! At first twas a bit strange but after a while it was natural I was nude they were nude nothing weird about it lol. My tits were the biggest!!! ^_^ I chatted with a Japanese woman and a Koreon woman who was also doing an onsen for the first time :)

After I went back to my room and relaxed. Watched anime an chilled, natsumes book of friends was on which has Akita ishida in it <3 his charater is very Kai like and his wears glasses so I was happy! Tiger is bunny is on at 10pm so I'm going to try and wait until then to watch :)
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Hi flist,

posting is hard at the moment although i have a access to the net its minimal and the keyboard o thi pc is dodgy and tping certain leters is ard as u ca see from this post. this is me typig very hard too.

anyay
fuji @pst will have to wai til osaka but i am writing t up o m phone.

if anyone wans to ask m quyestion feel free to do so bt i usualy have long posts and this will make typing it painful.

peace out from Japan

Rachel
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So today started well I had a lovely sleep in then jumped on the net and looked up places to shop and discovered some wonderful things about mandrake! So I decided to go to nakano broadway today instead of shibuya. It turns out (2:30pm) I have time for both!

I started the day with animate thou and even though I got there at opening time it was already jam packed! Ah well what can I do?

I didn't find any saiyuki stuff but instead brought a darker than black book and a tiger bunny doujinshi.

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When i got back to the hotel to drop it back off I when through this free summer anime guide, boring boring boring, Saiyuki gaiden...!!! Weee so worth the while! A double spread of our boys! >< yay! At the back there was also a kenshin section is Sano!!! Ooo im do happy <3

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Nakano broadway is awesome it has 3 different levels and lots of different things being sold :) i of course focused on saiyuki. But I did pick up a few yugioh related figures while I was there.

I couldnt take photos in Mandrake but heres a picture of the map!

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what I did buy is here
- saiyuki doujinshi
- saiyuki animation sketches
- complete set with folder of collectables cards
- requeium special movie exclusive book and flyer
- seth/ dark magician / seto figurine from yugioh
- pokemon pencil board (original 150)

When I was looking for saiyuki pencil boards and I found the pokemon one there was a girl decked out on Lolita goth clothing she was lookog at yu yu hakusho. I told her I was a kurama fan and she looked up and said she was a heie fan. She pointed at the board she then asked what I was looking for and I told her saiyuki and she told me she was a goku fan and I said I loved hakkai and she said he was cool. I agreed and we laughed a little. When I found the pokemon board I pointed to freezer /articuno and told her That was my name reicheru freezer she was amazed lol. :) it was nice talking to someone else (In broken English / broken japanese) it made me remember why this is the place I belong.

I'm on the train now headed for Shibuya for more shopping and walking it's 3pm I haven't eaten yet.

Shibuya is mental with so many people going in all different ways here are some pictures :)

Shibuya crossing )

Holly crap i am the god of good direction (i have very good direction skill :D) i totally navigated myself to Mandrake without knowing the foggiest idea where i was meant to be XD my Saiyuki senses mustve been leading me there hahaha.

Actually before i found the Mandrake i found a tokyo hands store, do you guys remember the bonus chapter of saiyuki reload 1 where hakkai changes there clothing and gojyo asks if he got it from Tokyo hands? well as i was taking a photo of tokyo hands and snickering to myself over that i realized i was opposite mandrake XD Wooo!



I didnt find anything else other than Doujinshi and a DVD for saiyuki there but that was enough :) I met another english speaker though, this time a mandrake shopkeep as they talked to me about Saiyuki and asked me where i was from and told me they wanted a pet koala... i didnt have the heart to pull the drop bear joke on them i thought it would be too mean. XD

After i dropped this off at the hotel i then went to the Ikebukuro shops again and found some more doujinshi at Kbooks. But.. when i went back to Mandrake i found another english speaking Shopkeep and she found me EVERY saiyuki/minekura thing in the shop <3

Including some of the wonderful following
- stickers
- original sketches
- 1998 Calander (lol)
- Saiyuki note pad with a ACTUAL signature by Minekura, not a printed one!! an ACTUAL one!!!! :D!!!!

Alright people what are we waiting for, PICTUURES!!!

Shopping spoils for today! )

Tomorrow i am off to Fuji-San wish me luck :)
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Thanks all for the hugs Im feeling better and less homesick today!

After a bit of browsing the interwebs i discovered that Mandrake (porn oclock shop/shit tones of saiyuki rares) has a website...

An ENGLISH website...

and it has maps...

To ALL its stores...

there are 2 i didnt know about in Osaka... :D lucky im going back there right?

Because i didnt spend much yesterday today i have a lot of Cash...

Im going to Nanako broadway which have had said has English speaking staff to help tourists find what theyre looking for...

The only bad thing about Mandrake is that it doesnt open till late gaaah XD

EDIT: But animate opens at 10 so that should be good will go there first! Take care Flist speak soon!

hehehehehehehe mwahahahaa shoppping!!!

Expect Shopping spoils photos tonight!!
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Today was comiket, i left the hotel around 10:15. I didnt need to wait inline at comiket, but was walked through in this giant walking line full of hot sweaty people.

there was a massive ammount of people, no more than i expected but still a lot of people. It did overwhelm me because i dislike large crowds but i was ready for this.

I did a lot of walking and climbed a lot of stairs, when i got inside i was very excited. But that soon died down when there was not really any AC and it was hot and stuffy.

When we got to the Doujinshi halls i spend an hour looking for Saiyuki before i finally asked for directions, only to be told there wasnt any :(

Awwwww

So instead u brought tiger and bunny porn :P There was 4 different halls all for doujinshi circles. Then on a higher level there was all the actual traders but they didnt have Gaiden either (last comiket they did)

I did have fun at Comiket mind you even without the Saiyuki stuff and the heat. But i think it made me miss my friends, i had no one to point out things to, eg cosplayers. (i cant share them with u as we werent allowed to take photos.)

these are the photos that i could take please enjoy them!

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Ill be doing shopping tomorrow and going to Shibuya. Ill feel better after sleep, Im buggered.
Im feeling a little bit home / friend sick tonight. :(
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Dear F-list... this next most may not be coherent like my last ones... alot of things happened today some good some not so good... but... after lunch things picked up... a lot and thats when things became less coherent.

the first part of this post was written on my iPhone as per usual as my day went...

It's 2am when I'm writing this, I had a weird dream about buyin to much stuff and that it gave me acid reflux and woke up with bad acid reflux. Went to the loo, fell tired and bluer. Then I heard the wise words of a dear friend, telling me when I feel sick I should try and be sick, better out than in sorta logic right? Well that didnt work and now I do feel sick but not going to be sick sigh. Had a sit down shower to try and relax myself and I'm now pretty tried after writing this. Goodnight again.

When I woke up I didn't feel as bad but I used my durama charm to wish myself a healthy trip and once I woke back up after a nap I felt better. I then wrote some post cards and moved onto the - waaaaaaah!!!! I just saw mount fuji! (or Fuji san as Hakkai calls it in Urasai!)

I'm actually on the bullet train as I write this lol, just finishing mailing postcards and my latest box :( box count is lowish ATM *_* Tokyo should fix that! While sticky taping my box I cut my thumb quiet badly it was bleeding everywhere good thing I have lots of bandaids with me! this train is an express which is good :)

EDIT: took the bandaid off my thumb now, no wonder it bleed! it actully sliced a 5millemeter by 3 millimeter hole in my skin so i have a whole in my thumb the shape of a rectangle... :S

Jesus bullet trains are awesome Japan itself is awesome! U see so many awesome things it's not possible to capture them all!

Oops lol when I showed the conductor my ticket he told me I wasn't allowed on this train eep oh shit! He says he's coming back in a bit but I don't understand what's going to happen XD...

He came back with a peice of paper and told me I'll need to get off at the next station and to catch the train he had written down ;_; he didn't even charge me for being on the wrong train and when I asked he said "because u missed the train" the Japanese are so kind!!! In Australia I'd be slapped with a fine and kicked off quicker then u can say sorry!

Yay now I can technically can say I've been to Yokohama (station). Got to Tokyo and then my hotel in Ikebukuro hadn't eaten was hot and it was already 1pm comiket closes at 4pm and it takes an hr to get there will not go today will instead spend day shopping. This is a good idea *nod nod* not feeling very happy though...

Although a part of me is disappointed I think I'd be more disappointed if by the time I got there I could only spend 2 hrs looking around. Tomorrow I will try and get there early and even if I have to wait in line a bit at least I'll be there. Somehow I am now in a tgi Friday because I really felt some something didn't have to worry about eating lol. Yay chips :p haven't had them in aaages but I'll be shopping soon so I need my strength!

My hotel is very close to otome road which is where k books/mandrake/animate and where that giant saiyuki gaiden sign was posted :) should have stuff to buy there :) I think I would've pushed onto comiket if I would've had access to my room when I got there or if the taxi driver had actually driven me to the hotel rather than yelling at me and pointing at bic camera XD ah well can't go wrong with shopping can u?

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Dear f-list at this point in my day the following had not occurred.
- shopping
- seeing my room
- relaxing

I was honestly feeling a little shit. :(

But then....
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Sooo I went to mandrake, fuck i love mandrake and came out with lots and lots of porn so much porn mostly Hakkai mmm porn. (doujinshi mind u but its still porn) Even found a couple of really good circles for Hakkai Gojyo and Hakkai Sanzo!!

In mandrake there were a lot of people which was surprising because i thought Comiket was on starting today (maybe i was wrong?) and there were two people cosplaying in the store one as tiger and one as bunny, but i couldnt get a photo of either which was fine but they both did it really well (both girls)

Happiness level 6/10

Then i went to K-books, up to the doujinshi level... ooo found more Minekura original doujinshis and yes it does have a topless picture of Hakkai awesome!! it was very expensive though and there was a second one there i wanted to buy but it was 20,000yen!!!!!! :| dont get me wrong... i will... try and justify it somehow, its uber old and has Goku on the front, but if it doesnt have at least one good Hakkai pic its a bit meaningless to me other than for collecting purposes.



Then found lots of normal Saiyuki doujinshi too and mind you there were heaps of girls going through the same section but i managed to get all the Hakkai/Gojyo ones :D hehehe. Again surprised at how many of these girls werent at Comiket the DOUJINSHI convention! Nah well.

Happiness Level 8/10

At this point my bags are very heavy filled with books and I didnt want to go to too many more shops before i went home as i can always go back in the next few days :) but then i figured id go to Animate (never got there btw because youll soon find out why)

I then saw the other Kbooks, u see, in otome road the Kbooks are split into 4 different shops. Id got to the general one, and the two doujinshi ones and was on my way to the CD/DVD and goods one. So i asked them as normal did they have saiyuki goods, and to my great surprise they said yes but not many. (this one fine i was happy to see what they had...)

HOLLY FUCKING CHRIST ON A PIECE OF TOAST NOT MUCH MY ASS!!!!!

THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD QUANTITY BUT THEY MADE THAT UP IN FUCKING QUALITY OMG I CANT BELIEVE I NEARLY MISSED THIS BY GOING TO COMIKET...

AWESOME ITEM



RARE AND EVEN AWESOMER ITEM




OMGFUCKINGGODWTFISTHATDOINGTHEREWHYHASNTSOMEONEBROUGHTITMINEMINEMINEMINE



NOW, THAT IS A FUCKING ORIGINAL CELL FROM THE ANIME I HAVE CHECKED IT THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY MIND BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN THESE BEFORE AND THEY GO FOR SHIT TONES OF MONEY AND ARE NEVER AS NICE AS THIS ONE...

IT WAS $50... I fucking kid you not...

....<3333333333333333333333333333333 i have a Hakkai Cell... gods

Happiness level over 9000!!!

I then got back to the hotel with my goodies ready to share and found out the wonderful following.

- Breakfast is FREE no cheap FREE :D (i had money put aside to pay for it!)
- FREE wireless in the Lobby!
- FREE Ethernet in the room :( to bad dont have a computer, but wait...:O u can rent one for what i was going to pay for breakfast!!! A LAPTOP (i love laptops) YES FUCKING PLEASE!!!!
- Room is so epic its unbelievable... bathroom is amazing... hotel is amazing... Im close to a post office... and Otome road... ;_; (tears of joy btw) Kyotos shitty day of being sick has been replace but one wonderful day of finding all of my Hakkai love.. all of my Tech love and all of my comfort...

Pictures of my hotel room and why its cool )

Im not going to take photos of all the Doujins... theyre too many.

But here is a run down. (bear in mind unlike our ridiculously over price for doujinshi these are 2-6 dollars each only one or two over 10 dollars)

Hakkai x Sanzo = 18
Hakkai x Gojyo (OTP) = 26 in (name of the rain, another one from aya and one from another circle i like)
Hakkai X ??? = 7

Good day! Lets hope my footy teams wins tonight to top off the epicness!!
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So I start my tour on the bus for the morning kyoto tour and I'm still feeling a little meh but I ate breakfast and it hasn't come up or down so it's good :) I feel like being anti social today. Everyone there is very touristy no otakus :(

On the bus they were telling us where we were going and to my surprise we are going to the golden pavilion!!! (jinkaku? Or kinkaku?) it doesnt matter it was a nice surprise. Just this alone will mean it's a good day ^_^!

So, Nijō castle was beautiful and my First thought was bugger these stupid tourists, and tour guide, too slow. So I walked without them and because I did I got to see the entire castle and especially the beautiful grounds and looking point where u can see the entire grounds. The tourist group never got there :p my gain their loss heheh. I took some photos from my iPhone for you guys my wonderful flist so I could show u as soon as i did my next post :) please enjoy Nijō castle.

please enjoy Nijō castle )

I found out the original golden pavilion was burnt down by a crazy monk (literally) because the temple was too beautiful? Sound some someone we know? Golden pavilion is kinkaku, although I can't remember which one of them was kinkaku was it was one that spoke to goku and hakkai in the weird world where hakkai first took his restraints off? Or was it the brother who thought the monster was his brother and tried to kill everyone for Gojyo? :)

On the bus I saw the bonfire spot on the mountain again, they explained it's the Chinese character for big and it's shaped like a human and they represent the buhda of the pure land. It was nice to have that explained :)

Kinkaku was awesome :p it was beautiful and because of all the over hanging trees it wasn't too hot :) I wondered away from the group again though really wasn't in a social mood. I donated some coins into one of those drop boxes and made a wish. ;) my wish is a secrete! Then found a place that you throw coins into and u try and hit the middle stone bowl but I failed XD I ended up spending around 400ish yen on this and making wishes a there were two places to make wishes and I used them both!

heres kinkaku! (aka the golden pavilion!) )

As we were walking out I saw a lone crow I tried to take a photo but the sneaky bugger flew off :p gotta looove those crows lol. Everything was saiyuki related at the place from my eyes hahahha.

I drunk the entire pocari sweat (recommended by [livejournal.com profile] evilchuckles
to help get my electrolytes back up) it's gross I hate it I feel it makes me more dehydrated then not drinking it's been three hours since I've eaten (apple and Inari) and I am fine :) (so far)

It's not as hot today because there is a cloud over the sky it's more pleasant :) I retract it's hot and I'm sweaty yuck. It's more humid and it rained nooo more sticky sweatness!

The imperial palace was lovely and again took lots of photos. I wasn't able to wonder away from my group if u do these "imperial guards" come and get u and take u back to the group (and I was only a meter away lolz!!)

please enjoy the imperial castle of kyoto )

So far I've only had a slight stomach ache and no need for the loo :s I'm a bit worried to eat anything sneaky or anything. On the way to the last place we passed over kyotos largest /longest river.


Looked around Kyoto hand craft center Was a bit meh but... But they did have some English manga... yes... they did have saiyuki =_= yes despite inner hakkais arguement I did buy It. Why you ask? Because after yesterday the though of not having something to read really freaked me out so I won't be sending it back it can get destroyed in my bag but atleast I have it :) I also brought a black rock shooter figurine for my friend and some lollies shaped like sushi both will make him happy I hope :)

While waiting for a free shuttle bus I was speaking to another couple from Melbourne they were old though lol. They went for collingwood who play the saints tomorrow I told them I was a saints supporter but collingwood is my second favorite team they laughed a little and then bagged out saint kilda. But heres the thing the saints ARE going to win! My mum is going to be there and I have brought her a good match charm to help us win!! I got it from kinkaku so I know it will be lucky! (because for me anything with saiyuki is lucky)

The Japanese still play old English music from the 80-90s I still dont understand why lol.

Animate had no saiyuki things :( but when I brought two other Minekura books I was hoping to get saiyuki clear bookmarks or something like that I wasn't sure what there would be because last animate didn't do anything. This one didn't seem to either so just as my hopes went down the lady serving me pulled aside a man, says god knows what pointed to my books, then when to a cabnet and pulled out the saiyuki book marks <33333 weeeee that made my day lol.

I then went to a cafe after eating a sandwhich, it was the plainest sounding and looking on the menu but it had bacon in it (which usually gives me no issues love bacon) but I figure it's better for me to sit for a bit and wait to make sure I'm ok before I storm off again :) did have a few stomach aches and a little burp or too cleared it up, still not 100% I'd say, I'll have a light dinner tonight from the convince store.

I then with my last bit of energy (was starting to feel more tired and the stomach was aching a bit, has settled down now- mostly) I grabbed three hairclips one for me, in Articuno blue, one for my dear [livejournal.com profile] veronicacode and one for a friend back home they had limited colours but [livejournal.com profile] veronicacode is getting the red one cause it's Gojyo red and I'm sure she'll like that :) ours match and I promised her they would so I'm happy ^_^

I then found a lovely incense shop an got some for me and a friend, might burn some tonight :)

I am so tired now (have been out since 8am and its now 4pm. I will be coming back to Kyoto on a half day trip on my second half of Osaka so that I can see the things I missed while being sick. Which will be easy as it's only 30 minutes from each other.

omorrow I leave Kyoto for Tokyo for comiket!!!! Wooooo!! ^_^ should be good. Right now it's raining :(

Here are today's spoils please enjoy ^_^

the rest under this cut  )

P.s this was written using me iPhone and using the lj app I found it's not bad, actually lol.

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Cured yay!

Feeling heaps better (a little hungry thou) slept well last night too :)

They were able to move my tour for today so that start soon, I'll post whatever pictures ny iPhone takes :)

After the tour (because I have to fit in a lot today) it's shopping time! So I'm off to look for two animates (one which is near the meeting point for the tour, which I have never been to!) *___*

Then off to the Kyoto mall which is two streets with lovely shops, I need to buy incense for a friend and myself and need some hair clips ^_^

Today should be busy / fun!

Here is some photos of the decor in my room I went a bit stir crazy in here yesterday so I am happy to be going out today ^_^

Also for those of u Melbournights on my flist please enjoy a screenshot of Melbourne whether and please enjoy the lol with me :p

For those who aren't from Melbourne we get four seasons in a day ad certainly that many in the week. I miss the cold XD

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