Thursday, July 31, 2014

Enoshima (江ノ島): Beach, waves and aquarium!

Greetings from a very tanned Minnie!!
I went to the beach with my friends and actually went into the sea for the first time since quite some years... Got a little carried away and came home to a completely red body haha!
It was really fun though so I guess it's worth it?
We went to the famous seaside in Kanagawa known as Enoshima. It's an island so all around it was the sea and let me tell you, the scenery was quite breathtaking.
I went with two other guys from my Japanese school with whom I've been good friends with before. They're a lot of fun so it was such a blast to go to the beach with them!!
We originally only planned to go to the Aquarium over there but we had a bit more free time than planned so we ended  up in the sand, with our swimsuits on.
None of us had sunscreen on our backs so it was quite painful afterwards...

I did vlog on that day so please check it out! Don't forget to Subscribe, Like and Share!!

PS: One of my friends (You will find out which one once you see the pictures...) has uhh funny picture faces so please be careful haha!

Too early... 眠い…ー_ーzzz


We took a boat to the other side of the island where there was an entire platform made of lava(?). 

... Those sunglasses are mine but my friend wears them well ^_^'

The train station looks so pretty! (片瀬江ノ島)

The aquarium had a lot of fishes. They had a lot of shows too but since we were so tired from playing on the beach we didn't really pay attention ^_^"
It's really well thought out and the place was decorated like Ariel's world!

And after I got home, my host family was eating Unagi-don (Eel and rice)... I felt kinda bad eating fish after going to the aquarium but... 
It was so good!!!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

FujiQ Highland: Ride world record breaking roller coasters while looking at Mt. Fuji

FujiQ Highland is an attraction park in Yamanashi, Japan that's know for the number of World Records its roller coasters broke over the years. It's also famous beecause you can enjoy the amazingly beautiful Mt. Fuji while in the park. 
For more detail, please go to their page --> FujiQ

It was really a fun place! The entire park had a Japanese twist to it. The names of the attractions (Fujiyama, Eejyanaika, Takabisha, etc.) and the stores in it are inspired by the Edo era in Japanese history. Some posters have a mix of vintage and present. It was actually really funny!! 
I went with my friend Sena who loves roller coasters. I myself has been challenging them since this spring. Both of us rode most of the rides except for Takabisha which has the world's number 1 slope, bigger than 90 degrees!! Our voices just died after about 2hours we got into the park haha! We were very lucky since there was surprisingly not a lot of people that day (which was a Monday) therefore there was no lines at all!!



Mt. Fuji from the Ferris Wheel

The new attraction called Fuji Hikousha (Mt. Fuji Airlines?) allows you to fly along the amazing sceneries around Mt. Fuji freely. You can also smell the flowers and trees while listening to music by Hisaishi Joe (composer of OST of Totoro, Castle in the Sky and more Hayao Miyazaki movies). It was phenomenal!

This thing was amazing!

Sukitte Iinayo movie poster

The new attraction's decorations for people waiting in line. It describes the history of the "airline". It's so funny!!

Eejyanaika broke the record for the most flips during one ride not because of the loops but because the seats themselves turn around during the ride!

Mt. Fuji at night... Pretty as always