chochajin
12 December 2010 @ 01:59 pm
[Japan Travel]: Winter 2008/2009: Mt. Fuji and more!  
Tadaaaa!~

Here's now finally the surprise I kept talking about! Some of you might remember that during my winter vacation a few years ago my memory card was broken and I lost tons of photos especially the great ones I was able to take of Mt. Fuji out of the Shinkansen back then.
After my summer vacation while trying to restore something else I was able to restore those OLD photos!!! I couldn't believe my luck! :D
Now finally ... almost 2 years later I present you the lost photos!!! These are quite random and are mostly of my days in Tokyo and the first day in Aizu-Wakamatsu (previous photos that didn't get lost can be found here).

Probably most of you don't remember what happened during my winter vacation 2 years ago XD So ... uhm ... I'll try to keep the explanations short anyways XD



I spend a few days in and around Tokyo before the New Year.

Read more... )



more Mt. Fuji awesomeness )


And that's it. I hope you are not too disappointed that the surprise was something like this?!

Alright. There are still some entries that need to be posted in the next few days.
See you again then
 
 
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chochajin
21 January 2010 @ 11:39 am
[Japan Travel]: Beppu Day 2  
Hello

Thank you all so much for the nice comments to my first day in Beppu. I'm glad you seem to enjoy my travel reports and photos.
Here's now finally day 2 in Beppu which was already my last day (in Beppu!) :(

Beppu - Day 2 (December 30th, 2009):

I should call that day "animal day" as I visited an aquarium and then a monkey park. The second half of the day was quite unpleasant, though.

Umitamago - the ocean egg aquarium XD )



There are monkeys ..... EVERYWHERE!!!! O__O'' )



I love this photo. I took it in order to show everybody that the monkeys were indeed not kept in a cage or anything, but were able to move freely.
Since before World War II, the monkeys have raided nearby famrs and damaged the crops. To prevent this, the late Mr. Ueda, former mayor of Oita City, succeeded in gathering the monkeys at the base of Mt. Takasaki by scattering bait and blowing a conch (a kind of shell horn) in 1952.
The monkeys are Japanese Macaque Macaca Fuscata monkeys by the way.

And now the reasonS why the second half of my day was NOT so great -__- .... )



And that's it. I really enjoyed Beppu although there were some unpleasant things as well.
I definitely wanna go again and try the sand and mud onsen and maybe the safari there and if the weather allows finally have a great view from that high mountain GAH!

Bye~chuu (´∀`*)ノシ ❤
 
 
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chochajin
19 April 2009 @ 04:20 am
[Travel]: Winter vacation 2008/2009 (Tokyo and Aizu-Wakamatsu)  
Hey there!

I FINALLY managed to sort and upload ALL of my vacation pics (and that includes the incomplete winter vacation photos as well). YAY!!!
So of course I'll start with the winter vacation now. Unfortunately my camera's memory card decided back then to delete all of my photos after a few days which is why I almost have NO photos of Tokyo and Aizu-Wakamatsu's first day.
The photos of Tokyo I got from my Japanese friend and [livejournal.com profile] ame_no_uta who I met there. Thanks again <33


Tokyo (28th of December 2008 - 2nd of January 2009)

Tokyo and mocchi?! )



Tokyo Dome and a NEWS concert?! O_O )



The 31st I spent together with my host family. I told them that I want to experienc a typical Japanese New Year's Eve and so that's what we did, with hot soba and all XD
And of COURSE I watched the Johnnys countdown live on TV. Awesome feeling ^^ (I had photos of that, too, but as you know ... *grwrskliehuorfw* -___-; ....).
On January 1st we all went together to do our "hatsumode (詣)" (first visit of a shrine) in the new year.



On January 2nd I left my host family and moved on to Aizu-Wakamatsu together with [livejournal.com profile] bf_nightingale where we spent 2 days.
I don't have any photos of the 1st day anymore as it was part of the evil plan of my stupid camera's memory card, so these pics have been deleted as well ;o;
What I remember clearly is that it was SUPER cold and there was a LOT OF snow x___X
The photos are by far not as breathtaking as my spring vacation photos, but I hope you enjoy them nevertheless ^-^/


Aizu-Wakamatsu Day 2 (January 3rd 2009)

A lot of snow leads to memory loss? )



Read more... )



I know the photos are not sooo interesting plus I have no information about anything at all, so I guess this was kinda boring, but I still wanted to post the photos.
Next time: Sendai / Matsushima photos and then I'll FINALLY start with my spring vacation photos (^-^)v


Ciaossu (^-^)/
 
 
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