03 March 2011 @ 03:21 pm
[Japan Travel]: Nagano (Snow monkeys!!)  

We're slowly approaching the end of my winter vacation. Only 2 more days including today's entry. *sob*
However, those 2 days include my personal highlights, so I hope you'll enjoy them as much as I did.
As especially today's day was a highlight there are WAY TOO MANY PHOTOS. According to this poll the majority of my readers prefers not splitted up entries and ave ONE day in ONE entry.
WARNING: Extremely image heavy entry ahead!!~ You might need some time to scroll and read through all of it!

Nagano (January 6th 2011):

Zenkoji Temple )

Snow Monkeys here I cooooooooooome!!! ~~~~~~ )

+ 23094820398420394 more XD )

AND FINALLY WE'RE FINISHED!!! I think that was the longest travel entry EVER!!!!
Hope you enjoyed it although you probably had to scroll like crazy!
Coming up next: Matsumoto and Suwa (aka 2 castles!!)
Thanks for reading!
[music]: 吉田兄弟 - Not Like Me
[mood]: okay
21 January 2010 @ 11:39 am
[Japan Travel]: Beppu Day 2  

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 ❤
[music]: UVERworld - Roots
[mood]: sleepy
15 January 2010 @ 05:42 am
[Japan Travel]: Beppu Day 1 (part 1)  

as I spent my day yesterday with sorting photos and then just doing RANDOM stuff (no studying, no travel planning, NOTHING!!) like playing trials of various otome and yaoi games (*_*) (<- report will follow), I gotta get back to work today.
Starting with this first entry about my winter vacation. After that I'll have to get information for my spring trip as quite a bunch of my friends are coming over to Japan at the same time, so planning ahead is important. Although I don't feel like already planning, but this time it's necessary (^-^)>
Studying Japanese? What's that? (x__X) ... Well, one thing at a time, I guess. I'll eventually get back to studying.

Enough of my blabbering, let's start with reports and TONS of photos of my winter vacation (^-^)

This entry about my first day will be splitted into 2 for a very special reason. At the end of the day I also visited a sex museum and as some of you might be offended by the erotic photos taken there, I'll handle that in a seperate entry.
So don't worry, this entry is sex-free! XDDDD

Beppu - Day 1 (December 29th, 2009):

Welcome to the hells of Beppu! )

Wait, we're not finished yet! XD )

There's blood everywhere (O^O) )

I hope you enjoyed this first entry of photos (after a long pause, haven't travelled since April/June last year).
More to come soon.

Thanks for reading.
Bye-bu ヾ(=・ω・=)o☆バイバイ☆ヾ(=・ω・=)o
[music]: Berryzケ、キソ - Watashi no Mirai no Dannasama
[mood]: awake
11 June 2009 @ 09:45 am
[Japan Travel]: Matsuyama - Day 3  

It's finally time for the photos of day 3 in Matsuyama which was also my last day there. After that I went to Kochi and then to Naruto to see the famous whirlpools, but that's not the topic of this entry today XD

Matsuyama - Day 3 (April 5th, 2009):

Day 3 was mainly spent in the Dogo Onsen area and it was a long and very interesting day :) Enjoy~

Be aware: too many photos today! XD )

Approached by a middle-aged female guide!! Read the whole story! *lol* XD )

Dogo Onsen and the very awesome Ishite Temple )

And that was my last day in Matsuyama. I'm sorry that it were so many photos this time! I already selected just a few (originally there were WAY more).
Ishite is an awesome temple! If you ever have the chance to go there, DO IT!! (*_*)
Next will be Kochi! XD

バイ(* ̄◇ ̄*)ラ(* ̄・ ̄*)ブ(* ̄〓 ̄*)チュッ♪~
[mood]: drained
[music]: 松浦亜弥 - チョコレート魂
31 May 2009 @ 08:19 am
[Japan Travel]: Matsuyama - Day 1  
Hi everybody,

Sorry it's been a while. Like I told you before I had to work 6 days this week, so today is my only day off and so much stuff to do.
I'll be less busy in the next two weeks, so hopefully I can update more often.

Anyway, I'm posting today to finally continue with the photos of my spring vacation 2009.
After I left Okayama, I went straight to Shikoku, one of the huge islands in Japan.
There are several ways to get there (e.g. by ship, ferry, train or car). Everything leads over or through the ocean, though.
I travelled by train and it was awesome!! Honshu is connected to Shikoku via a huuuuuuuge bridge over the sea. Beautiful view, I tell you ^-^

Shikoku (四国?, "four provinces") is the smallest (225 km long and between 50 and 150 km wide) and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshū and east of Kyūshū island. Its ancient names include Iyo-no-futana-shima (伊予之二名島), Iyo-shima (伊予島), and Futana-shima (二名島). The current name refers to the four former provinces which made up the island: Awa, Tosa, Sanuki, and Iyo.

Anyway, I arrived in Matsuyama at noon on April 3rd 2009. Here's my day.

Matsuyama - Day 1 (April 3rd, 2009):

Arrival in Matsuyama and Matsuyama Castle )

Matsuyama Central Park )

Dogo Onsen )

And that was my pretty busy, but awesome first day in Matsuyama which I'd like to call "pink flower day" XDDDD
I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

[music]: Qomolangma Tomato - 動揺
23 November 2007 @ 03:26 pm
[Japan Photos]: Kurama Onsen (Mt. Hiei)  
Haaaa~ I miss Japan so much! *sigh* ....

Anyway, here´s our last day of the first week (yeah, that means there are still TWO weeks of photos lying ahead of you! XD ... ahem~).
As you already know we spent the first week in Kyoto with trips to Himeji and Osaka. For our last day in Kyoto and before leaving for Tokyo I wanted special.
So we also booked a room in an ONSEN!
I always wanted to go to one and experience an original Japanese hot spring! ^____^
We went to North Kyoto, Kurama:
There was also a pretty famous mountain called Hiei:

;P ... *coughs* *coughs* Sorry I guess I have to fangirl a bit XD KYAH!~
If they´re SO close, I really have to approve of them as REAL yaoi pairing, no? ^____^

Ahem~ ... anyway, on to the photos ^^;

Kurama, Onsen, Matsu, Spiders, Milk and cute guys?! XD )

Kimochiiiiii~ )

TeH rest! (^3^)~* )

[music]: Arashi - Sunrise Nippon
Current Location: not really where I wanna be right now
[mood]: nostalgic