Bend but don't break. Be flexible yet firmly rooted. Their foundation is solid even though they move and sway harmoniously with the wind, never fighting against it. In time, even the strongest wind tires itself out, but the bamboo remains standing tall and still.
Day 110 | Tokyo, Japan:
Who’s ready for some ROBOTS!?!? 🤖👾
As Tony Bourdain said, “prepare yourself for the greatest show in the history of entertainment...”🕺🏼💃
Located in Kabukicho (Tokyo’s red light 🚦district), the Robot Restaurant cost a whopping ¥10 billion (about $90 million) to build! 💴
If you visit Tokyo 🇯🇵, you HAVE to see a show here! It is a fun and entertaining glimpse into the crazy, colorful, high-tech side of Japanese culture - not to be missed!
When you go, it is best to book your tickets online 💻 through Voyagin or Klook. Both sell discounted tickets 🎟 with a few extra perks (seat upgrades, skip the line, etc.).
Our show wasn’t until late afternoon, so in the morning we went for a walk along Chuo Dori street in Ginza - Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
It is the most expensive real estate in Japan, and virtually every leading fashion and cosmetics brand has a store here. It is also home to the infamous $10 cup of coffee! ☕️
From there, we walked to the Tsukiji Fish Market - one of the best places for fresh seafood 🐟. Although the inner market (famous for its tuna auctions) moved to a different location last year, there are still many shops and restaurants in the outer market.
We made a few more stops at Tokyo Tower 🗼 (modeled after the Eiffel Tower), Roppongi Hills (Tokyo’s newest “city within a city”), and Shibuya (home of the world’s busiest street crossing), before getting lunch at our new favorite - conveyor-belt sushi at Genki! 🍣
In the evening, we went to Neco Republic (a cat cafe where all of the cats are rehabilitated strays up for adoption ❤️🐈), followed by some late-night shopping at Don Quixote in Akihabara - 8 floors of the craziest stuff you have ever seen!
【お祭り写真部コレクション】 #お祭り写真部 をつけて投稿した写真をリポストして世界中にお届けします！
Karatsu Kunchi(Karatsu City,Saga prefecture)was held from November 2nd to 4th.
Repost from @naka_taka7070 さん
Cachorrinhos são seres adoráveis. E esse aqui traz tão boas lembranças de infância que é impossível não abrir um grande sorriso ao vê-lo! 😄
A paixão dos japoneses pelo Snoopy e sua turma é tão grande que ele terá um museu só seu (abre em dezembro), anexo ao Minami-Machida Grandbery Park e ao Parque Tsuruma.
Até final do ano passado, o Museu do Snoopy estava em Roppongi mas em todo o Japão podemos encontrá-lo! A Universal Studios Japan em Osaka tem um espaço só para ele, há um hotel em Kobe, uma rede de Chaya em várias cidades que servem comidinhas temáticas, cafés, restaurantes e uma rede de lojas que vendem canecas, camisetas, pelúcias e todo tipo de fofuras para os fãs do Snoppy e sua turma.
It is an interesting thing to find and we spent a good 30 minutes, looking around.
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Odaiba is Tokyo’s man made entertainment island that boasts some modern facilities including an Onsen, Fuji TV Observatory and a massive collection of arcades and museums.
It is accessible via the JR Saikyo Line but the most scenic route is to catch the driverless monorail through the scenic rainbow Bridge.
From here, you can get a spectacular view of the Tokyo Skyline which encapsulates everything about Tokyo.
The most recent attraction, Team Lab Borderless can also be found here.
Best viewed from night.
Thank you for accompanying me on this trip Ambrose (@ambrose.tung) Connor (@soflo_calix), Sebastian (@sebaberr) and Tatsuki (@fbfs08). YT Link: https://youtu.be/4D5HVbpSov8
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Fushimi Inari is one of those shrines in Kyoto that is by far, one of the most memorable.
Climbing up this mountain shrine is in itself, almost like a pilgrimage.
With 10,000 gates of positivity, it is something to add to your itinerary.
I was co-joined on this task with Emma on this adventure and made this short video to inspire you to do this journey as much as we have.
A must thing to do in Kyoto
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building that is accessible by JR Shinjuku station has a free observatory that the public can see the entire Tokyo plain and in a clear blue sky, can see the magnificent beauty of Mt Fuji herself.
Whenever you hit Tokyo, it's good to see how vast the metropolis is and why not include this place as part of your free Tokyo experience.
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Have you been to Fuji Q Highland?
Once you've been to this place, you won't be needing to go to other Thrill Parks for a long time.
At the time this place was built, it had four of the worlds (these are Guiness Certified) best rollercoasters and we're lucky enough to have experienced the same.
Not only this, it has Japans #1 Haunted Hospital attraction which has appeared in media.
Children also get to experience the lighter side of Fuji Q by the opening up of Thomas the Tank Engine Land and also, Hamtaro!
This place caters for all the ages and is definitely a good alternative to the likes of Disneyland and Disneysea in Tokyo.
It's literally only an hour and a half away and you'll be immediately blown away on a good day of how you'll get a fantastic view of Mt Fuji and the quality of the rides here.
If you have time and you love the Adrenaline rush, consider this on your itinerary.
Watch Atsushi, 相川, Emma, Kazutaka and I try to tackle these rides!
Youtube link: https://youtu.be/fsoPvHUZqDs
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When visiting Hokkaido, consider a destination more local and more enhanced such as Tomakomai which is only 20-30 minutes from the Airport and 45 minutes from Sapporo.
Tomakomai is known as the national centre for all things related to Ice such as Ice Skating, Ice Hockey and Ice Festivals.
The national training centres for such festivals are located here in this home town.
Whilst Niseko and Sapporo has it's own share of festivities and accolades, a more local feel and destination, alongside with it's eagerness to welcoming tourism, Tomakomai City is another go to place for your Hokkaido experience.
1. Tomakomai Skating Festival
2. Hokucho Ice Arena
3. Northern Horse Park
4. Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival
5. Shiraoi Smelt Fishing Experience
6. Nikappu Horse Riding Club
Each of these experiences are made to make your Hokkaido Trip much more memorable than ever before.
Check it out! ---------------- Youtube Link: https://youtu.be/BzSC7xh2LaE
Motonosumi Inari Shrine in Yamaguchi prefecture.This shrine is famous for its 123 red torii gates that lead up a cliff overlooking sea. The impressive view of the contrasting colors of the red torii gates, blue sky and the surrounding greenery is very beautiful. You can enjoy the different views from the top and the bottom. This picture is from the bottom of this shirne.
山口県にある元乃隅稲成神社。この神社は123本もの鳥居が断崖に沿って建てられているのが特徴で、赤い鳥居、青い空、周りの緑が良いコントラスト✨上から見る景色、下から見る景色どちらも楽しめます。この写真は下からのアングルです。 @instagram #MotonosumiInariShrine#yamaguchi#fukuoka#japan#shrine#temple#元乃隅稲成神社#元乃隅神社#山口県#長門市#神社#ประเทศญ ี่ปุ่น