I’m back. At the moment I’m having a huge jetlag but it was all worth it. I left the cold Holland for the beautiful Japan for two weeks and ended up with amazing shots and experience for life. My boyfriend and I had two goals for Japan: food and shopping. We did a great job with those both because we left with 4 empty suitcases and ended up with the max amount of weight! The first few days we visited Tokyo, then left to Osaka with the bullet train. From there we visited Kyoto and Nara. The last few days we went back to Tokyo were we left Japan from Narita Airport. I hope you enjoy my photo diary of my trip! To see my Japan Beauty Haul head over to my Instagram account and check my Instastory while it is still available. If many of you request a Japan Haul on my blog I will definitely take the time to write one for you!
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
The shopping streets of Ikebukuro
The most lovely cat at a Cat Cafe
Godzilla is watching you on top of a building in Shinjuku
Gold Collagen at Shinjuku
Clarins Detox Booster at a temple in Shinjuku
The famous Takeshita Street for amazing food and shopping experience in Harajuku
There is even a Hedgehog Cafe everywhere in Japan! This one was in Harajuku
A souvenir shop in Shibuya
Visiting a temple in Harajuku. Hair done by The Color by the artist Shadee, the style is called Blorange. Blouse is from the mens department at Muji, bag is from Miu Miu.
The Body Shop, Japanese Matcha Tea Pollution Clearing Mask
Yves Rocher Radiant Lip Crayon
Hachiko nearby Shibuya Station. You may have heard about this dog before or seen the movie with Richard Gere. It is about a dog who is always waiting for his owner at the station when he comes home from work. Hachiko is a Akita which became a very famous breed after the amazing stories about the dog because of it’s loyalty. After the owner died Hachiko waited for 9 years at the station for his owner to return and eventually died there.
Shibuya Crossing Over. Seriously, I expected it to be bigger! In real life it isn’t that huge.
The famous Fish Market in Tokyo were they have the most crazy things!
Sensoji Temple. They say you have to rub yourself in with the smoke to be “clean” again.
Comfort Zone Hydra Memory Essence
Akihabara, the electronic and games area in Tokyo.
Does this look familiar to you? If so than you are a huge Kill Bill fan! This restaurant was used for a scene in Kill Bill. Food was great but it was all about the atmosphere and experience.
Me before taking the bullet train (Shinkansen) to Osaka!
Namba with all the lights and commercials on the buildings. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre.
Delicious ramen at Ichiran which is famous because for their private tables were you can eat by your own and were the waiter is giving your ramen through a window.
Tatcha Camillia Gold Spun Lip Balm
Gion, the area in Kyoto were real Geisha women are walking around. Sadly enough I only saw Chinese tourist walking around in a Kimono instead of a real Geisha.
Fushimi Inari-Taisha, a mountain that was covered with hundreds over these red bows. Wearing a top and pants from Bershka, necklace from Topshop and bag from Miu Miu.
Tatcha Blotting Papers with real gold leaves in it.
Tatcha Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick
Nara is the place to go to see these holy deers. They are hanging around the temple were they guard the temple is the story. The locals are selling deer cookies so you can feed them. When you give them a cookie, bow to them. The deers will bow back! Such an amazing experience but watch out! When you run out of cookies they will keep asking you and they may get aggressive. One deer even tried to eat my skirt.
Narita International Airport
I had such a wonderful time in Japan. I would love to go back but this time I will learn some Japanese before I go. Most of the time it was really hard to walk into a restaurant of shop because they didn’t understand us, so we missed a lot of authentic food and shops because we were too afraid. Japan has so much more to offer than you have seen here in my photo diary.