Rapunzel - Tokyo Disneyland - August 2012
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Ariel - Tokyo Disney Sea - August 2012
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Belle - Tokyo Disneyland - August 2012
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And I am so incredibly jet lagged, so no better way to write about the trip than at 5 AM when I cannot sleep!
So Stephanie and I packed our bags for Japan and flew 15 hours to the other side of the world to see Megan and experience everything Tokyo had in store for us! On our first day there we traveled and saw this huge Buddha! I have never seen such a sight. It was so peaceful and beautiful.
On the next day we headed into Disney Sea. Disney Sea is the biggest Disney Park in the whole world, and our feet felt it by the end of the day! But the design of the park was breathtaking! One section you were in a Mermaid Lagoon and you took a few steps and you were inside a Volcano! It was amazing!
Oh and we met a Little Mermaid there as well!!!
The next day we got to experience Tokyo Disneyland! It was pretty much Magic Kingdom in Florida, but there was just something more special about it because you were in Japan. It was really cool to go on “A Small World” there because it made you realize, Wow we really do live in a small world! The day was so much fun and we went on a lot of rides, saw parades, and met a lot of the characters! Snow White was our favorite in particular!
The next day we had a non stop day of fun and visited many places! We went to the Imperial Palace where the royal family of Japan lives. We made our way to Akihabra to see the crazy buildings and lights. We went to Ueno park to see temples and stumbled upon Swan Boats to ride in the middle of the park! We ended our day at the top of the Emion Hotel to take in the beautiful view of Tokyo and experienced an hour of Roki! Roki is where you rent out your own personal Karaoke room and you make your own playlist, they bring you endless drinks, and you sing and dance as loud as you want! It was really so much fun! Stephanie was queen of the Maracas!
The next day, Steph and I were on our own to navigate our way through Tokyo because Megan was working. We took a train, a subway, and a monorail (Japan has the most intricate transportation system, so we had to take a lot of trains to get places, but a plus size to that is that the trains are always on time!) to get to Odaiba where we enjoyed the Trick Art Museum for the day! All the art work in the museum were optical illusions and they encouraged you to become part of the art when taking pictures! Here is one of my favorite:
The museum was a lot of fun and I wish one would come to America! Also in Odaiba was the Statue of Liberty and it was cool to see something so American in Japan. Later that night we bought a night pass to Disney Sea to finish seeing everything we missed the first day we were there. Of course by the end of the day we still didn’t get to everything, but whatcha going to do? It is the biggest Disney Park in the world!
The next day we went to Harajuku which is the funkytown of Japan. All the latest styles and fashions could be found there. We also had the best crepes in the world there! So scrumptious! After Harajuku we went to Shibuya which has the largest intersection in the world! That was really cool to see and reminded me of Times Square. Later that night Kristen and Steph’s Mom, Debbie, arrived in Tokyo and we all went to the Onsen, which is a spa in Japan. They have them everywhere because the Japanese culture uses the facilities as part of their mental health and daily rituals! I think this tradition should be brought over to America! There they had hot springs you could swim in which were beautiful, massage chairs, relaxation rooms, saunas, and the fish doctor! The fish doctor is where you place your feet into a pool of fish and the fish eat the dead skin off your body. It was one of the weirdest feelings in the world, but my feet were sure smooth as a baby’s bottom afterwards!
The next day we traveled to Asakusa to see the most beautiful temple I saw the whole time I was in Japan. It was large in size and intricate in detail. It was really a sight to see!
After touring the temple we went on a day cruise to see some landmarks of Tokyo and we ended our night going to the top of the Sky Tree. The Sky Tree is the tallest tower in the world, and it really had an amazing view from the top! I was so happy to be up so high, but my knees were wobbly and shaky because well… we were up so high!! Such a great experience though!
Our final day in Japan we spent again in Tokyo Disneyland. This time with the whole entire family! I was happy to have that day because it was the first time ever that the whole Bussiere fam got to experience Disney together! So it was a really special day! We went on all the rides again, and a few new ones too! The Winnie the Pooh ride was the best! Coolest ride I have ever been on! We also met Belle that day! Such a magical moment!
And then the final morning we all had a picnic at the Sea Wall, and then Steph and I started our 15 hour journey home! We were exhausted, but could not be more blessed to have had this experience. Words and pictures cannot not do justice to how I felt when I was there, and all I can say is that I had an amazing and incredible time. I am so honored that I got to travel across the world with Stephanie and it was truly our biggest adventure yet. I wouldn’t take any part of the trip back for anything, and I think we left a little parts of ourselves there. It was truly amazing! And something tells me that some of Tokyo came back with us also…
I have so much to fill you in on tumbleweed.
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