Hey guys, I kind of forgot about posting about this, but then I was trying to make Daydreamt a mobile site (I ended up just using a WordPress plug-in because I’m lazy) and I stumbled upon this post about my friends hilarious misfortune. Omg. So funny. ANYWAY.
It inspired me to talk a bit more about my upcoming trip! As you may have guessed from the title – I’m going to Japan at the end of the year :D Cue the embarrassing power point slide for the trip plan… courtesy of Bryan.
I’ll be going with Bryan’s family, but a few of my friends will also be there at the same time as us, so we might catch up with them a bit. This will be my second trip overseas ever.
I’ve always wanted to go to Japan but honestly I was very reluctant to go on this trip, because traveling isn’t cheap and I have been trying to save money… but I suppose now is the time to go, since I don’t have full time work or anything.
You guys know that I am a crazy obsessive planner. Like, I go all out when it comes to planning things I’m interested in… not only do I stalk hundreds of Youtube videos and blogs but I stalk the products, I stalk the street style. I’ve even been trying to learn some Japanese through a few iPhone apps, like I did for the trip to Korea. I find that there is nothing that helps you learn a language more than the pressure of a trip LOL. I’m still noob though, I don’t really have time to learn at the moment because of uni exams.
It’s been a little easier planning for Japan, compared to Korea, because I know a few people who have gone multiple times (i.e. Matt, Kenneth & Reuben). I’m still gathering products on my to-buy list but I definitely will not go as crazy as I did for Korea since the AUD is low.
So, what have I planned this time?
I’ve made a power point presentation with the days and activities I want to do in Japan. For our 18 day trip, we will be in Tokyo, then visiting Osaka for a week, then back to Tokyo. Unlike Korea, I haven’t got many “top” things I want to do in Japan because I think everything will be interesting and I’m not going to be as shopping-centric about this trip LOL.
I suppose my top things this time are:
- Visit Harajuku on a Sunday
- Eat Kobe beef
- Use the vending machines
- Go to Akihabara for the anime/manga
- Shop Dolly Wink to my hearts content
- Go to Harry Potter land in Universal Studios
The thing I’m most worried about is the fact that it is going to be Winter there. AND I HATE WINTER. I need ways to keep warm and what clothes to bring… I watched like an hour of some guy just filming the streets of Tokyo in winter and all the girls wore skirts…wtf. I know they use heat packs but wahhh. I definitely don’t want to get sick on the trip, because I’ve seen on Texan in Tokyo that they shove some stick up your nose or something to test you and I am deadly scared of that thought so, if I am sick I’m just going to tank it out (but I really don’t want to get sick).
Anyway, if you’ve been to Japan in Winter before, pls senpai give me your tips. (｡･Д･)ゞ LOL.
I’ll be posting my itinerary soon but for now it’s time to try and study :C