One Piece Tower!

 In April, Ida and me went to something we was looking forward to do for a long time! The One Piece Tower! 

The famous Tokyo Tower was made into a much bigger and better than expected, One Piece theme park! 

This year One Piece celebrate 15th anniversary! The park opened 13.03.15, and to be honest , I couldn’t find out if it’s still open or not….. So if you know it is, please let me know so I can add it in the text!

I wanted to post this a looong time ago, but for some reason no one of my devices would let me make this post… Driving me crazy….Before I finally made it through now!!! 

The park included life sice figures of the main characters, flash back to many of the strong mamorys that will make you cry if you have followed the story, a live show ( which was actually very good, the costumes and makeup was very well made!!!), and games based on each character! Like, test your sword skills with Zoro, shoot down the enemy with Usopp’s …..uhm whats it called that thing where you have a Y- shaped stick, a rubberband between and you pull it back to shoot the stones or whatever?….. Anyway I guess you understand. It was alot of fun! 

Here is the pictures i took!!
  

Waiting for Ida to come, I enjoyed a crepe filled with strawberry icecream and peaches!

        

How the Mugiwara’s ( Staw Hat’s) took over Tokyo Tower!

      

The touching scene where Usopp decides to leave the island where he grew up to follow his dreams to become a pirat!

    

The rescue of Robin st Enies Lobby, where Robin shows her true feelings for her crew and her life ❤

        

When Shanks lose his arm for rescuing Luffy when he was a kid. 

  

The Sunny Go! ❤

       

A feast with the crew! Mugiwara style!

            

Buggy the clown is trying to execute  me…!

  

Boa Hancock’s snake at the lady’s room!

    

Ohmygosh Law and Ace is just way to cool (/ hot ) !

      

And ofc, Luffy, waiting at the One Piece goods shop!

    

Sanji welcoming you at his resturant!

 

After a long day with the Muguwara’s , Ida tried her best to eat Mos Burger’s Tower Burger! And me a pizza…
If you havent seen One Piece the anime or read the manga yet, I will really recomend it! They really take you trough all the different feelings!
Thank you for letting me share this with you! ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ

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The Bamboo Forest in Kamakura!

Hello again!

Now is the rainy season in Japan. One positive thing about that is that the bamboo are greener and fresher than ever! Bamboo is one of my favorite plants, so when my boyfriend asked me if I wanted to go to the Bamboo forest in Kamakura last weekend, I was very happy! We brought with us my room-mate Ida too :3

I’m not really sure how long the train trip was, but about 1 1/2 hour or something, so it’s a nice day trip!

sooo here is a ” small ” selection of photos ( people asked me to take a lot of photos, so I did my best). Sorry about some blurry ones, but that just gives extra charm, nee ;3

Aaaah superexcited! The entrance was a beautyful small Japanese Zen Garden.

  

I really love how Japan takes care of their trees, and support their branches with solid bamboo sticks when needed. But I wonder how it got that nice angle….

Do anyone know why they dress them up like this?

Pretty fish!   ><,*>

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Looks like it used to be water here before the bamboo came…

    

In the forest, you could stop to rest and enjoy the forest while have a real hand made Matcha! Matcha is a Japanese green tea made of fine powdered greentea leafs. It is very concentrated and is very bitter. This is also the kind of tea that is used for Japanese tea cermony, and the old ladies working here use their own hands and the pretty bamboo-matcha-whip, to whip the powder and water together! Also, since its so bitter, you get Japanese sweets to have to the tea. I think this was a really nice experience, real matcha tea and amazing forest view! Everything for 700yen ( 200yen without the tea, but you need the tea…!). I would like to go back…

  

Aaaaah drinking tea surrounded by bamboo and new-rain-flower-aroma :3

  

Took a snap with the pretty flowers that seem to be in season for the moment! They are everywhere and gives a nice sent to the city air, but also in the countryside!

On our way back to the station in Kamakura ( we decided to walk instead of taking the bus –> good decision), and we found a staircase down to the river! It was really locked by a chain crossing the entrance, but an old man said we could go down if we wanted to! Yay!

  

Big black Koi! Further up the river we saw some bright orange ones too!

  

Cute house with a small tree right in front of the entrance :3

One of the many shrines to look at! some of them cost 200 yen to visit, but not this one. It was loong and steep stairs, kinda scary since it as all wet. But it made me very curious. Luckily we found a off-road way down that was much more fun 😛

On the top we was met by two very mean looking turtles and two entrances to where you could pray and give drink and food to the gods.

We came across a ceramic shop where they sold these, I fell absolutely in love with them! The picture doesn’t really show how amazing the color blending, textures and the handcrafts itself is! Apparently, they have a gallery in Minato-Ku, where i do nails! You can check their website here, if you are interested!

  

Aaaah I never get tired of these colorful dangly things! makes my smile every time!

On the station waiting for the train. Hmmm… is someone trying to discreetly have a Horror hotel going on here?

And ofc, since the trains stops at Yokohama, we HAD to et off there to enjoy the view of this beautiful place and eat dinner at the China Town !

In all, Kamakura is a nice place where I would like to go back, kinda of a tourist spot, but mainly japanese tourist. Many small nice shops where they sell typical Japanese items, tea shops, and buy old used Japanese things, or new hand-made ones for a good price!

Thank you for the view, I hope you liked it!

Toyko nails!

Aaaaah lately I have been busy with my Japanese studies that I do everyday at ARC-Academy, and homework after that! And, walking home from school in Tokyo is almost like walking home when I was in preschool…. Stop and look at everything and playing with friends and finding new ways that usually take more time to get home… Yup. For the moment now I live with my host family in Harajuku, and like that a lot! But walking trough Harajuku on way home ( or just walking anywhere in Tokyo generally), suddenly all my time is gone and I almost have no time for homework! I never understand where the time went…. Oh well しょうがない!

Enought of that!

I have taken some nail pictures of a few shop workers from 109 mall in Shibuya! They are really pretty!

I want to take more photos of Tokyo nails, but the shop workers are usually so nice to talk with, and they show you all this nice stuff and suddenly your wallet hurts a bit! So I kinda try to avoid going into shops xD but that won’t give me more nail, so I guess I’ll just have to be more strict…. Haha

Please take a look! ヾ(@⌒ー⌒@)ノ.。.:*☆.。.:*☆

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Visiting one of Tokyo’s beautyful shrines

roppongishringegarden_editedroppongishrinepond_editedroppongishrinehahami_editedroppongishrinehanapond_editedroppongishriinefishtails_edited Right next to where I live now in Roppongi, there is a very nice shrine and grave yard. I like to come here to visit the Koi fishes and the turtles in the pond 🐱 It’s very relaxing, peaceful and beautiful! The white Koi fishes light up like a totally reflecting moon when the sun hit them! While the orange ones have a really vivid and sparkling color! I love it! The sakura trees here are also in full bloom and makes the scenery even more striking. I wish I was a real good photographer to catch the shrines beauty ❤

I bet the shrine workers who always are there to take care of the facilities wonder why this weird gaijin (foreign) girl comes to stare at the pond and then leaves again…. -.-‘  I like pretty shiny things, ok?

I won’t deny that I’m pretty easy to recognize, specially when foreigners make 1.54% of Japan’s population…! I noticed this clearly when I went to Y!mobile and the shop lady said,” Hi! are you here to change your phone deal from L to S? Come with me!”, or when I went to the bank, and the counter lady said ” Oh you are here to change the phone number in your account right??”. They remember everything haha. I love the service in Japan, as they help you with everything and fix everything for you, Makes new confusing things so much easier. Even doh they hardly speak english, they try hard ❤

Got my nails done in Japan!

I have been home from Japan for almost 10 days now, and it is kinda depressing actually… I really miss Japan and can’t wait to get back there! Also, I didn’t get to blog as much as I hoped too, but I’ll write some now. Better late than never, right?

One of our last days in Japan, Ida and I went to get our nails done at TK Nail Palette in Shibuya, right before we were going to climb Mount Fuji, haha ( I think I will make a post about Fuji-san later). This wery stylish salon, and nail art school, are not so easy to be found, as it is at 3rd floor next to a parking house. But some of the girls who work there speaks really good english, and they are really talented! And so cute too! (*^o^*)

TK Palette Helene

I really adore my new nails! I’m so glad that gel nails keeps their finnish so good for so long! Yaaay! Love them! ❤  p( ^ω^ )q

TK Palette Ida

Ida wanted something simpler and cleaner, and I think that the colors and style really suites her well! So cute!

Thank you TK Nail Palette for making our nails beautiful!(*^◯^*) Here are their website : http://tkpalette.jp/

Oh!One last thing! On our last saturday in Japan, we went to La Foret, Harajuku again, and the shop girl whose nails I posted before, came running towards me and said ; “Look! I got new nails now! *\(^∇^)/*”. She is so sweet and cool!! Here are her nails ❤ Gotta love the holographic :3

La Forete, Harajuku

Kawaii Shop Worker Nails!

Kawaii shop worker nails!

OK, I promised some photos of japanese girls nails and clothes, but I haven’t been so good at it. But here are some very typical and kawaii gel nails of a shop worker in Harajuku, La Foret!

I think they are so sweet and I really like the finnish you get using gel. there are so many different ways to work that gives different finishes to the look! I think choosing the materials are just as important as the design!

Kyoto! -Too excited to sleep!

We are now at Kyoto, Gion! This is the most amazing place I ever been! To come to the ryokan where we stay (Yoshimizu Inn), you have to walk trough the park/garden too a huuuge shrine! Or this is optional doh since you can walk arround it too…

It is white, orange, really beautiful and I don’t remember the name. I will write it in the comments when I do, haha sorry. But the garden! Oh my god it is so d**n beautiful! It’s just like a fairytale, or taken straight out of a Studio Ghibli movie! It is so large, I bet that if I find a hidden path and follow that, I will surely find Totoro! ❤

The ryokan is also so amazing.  They make you feel so welcome and so at home and even tell you “itterasshai” when you leave! This place is so more traditional than I hoped for, from the surroundings, the atmosphere and the building. Right now I’m lying on a futon that we had to roll out on the tatami mats :3 Sugoi neee?? Haha

Yoshimizu inn

Good night for now, I will post some photos tomorrow! We are getting a guided tour in Kyoto! ^^,