Coffee, Food, Photography, Shibuya, Tokyo, Travel

Japan|9/14 : Streamer Coffee Company

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yea, wearing gloves, wore 2 pieces of heatech inner tops still froze us

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Japan, Minami Aoyama, Photography, Shibuya, Tokyo, Travel

Japan|9/14 : Morning in Aoyama

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Good morning! It was 06.38 in the morning, the view from our balcony! ❤

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Dessert, Food, Japan, Japanese, Odaiba, Tokyo, Travel

Japan|8/14 : Venus Fort, Odaiba

The colorful illuminated ferris wheel can be viewed as we exit Odaiba train station. Ferris wheel can be seen everywhere in Japan, I bet they love to ride it so much. Well ferris wheel or visit a theme park are another option as romantic place to spend your lover ( I saw this in many mangas and animes).

Do you know that Odaiba is actually an artificial island?

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Apartment, Food, Itabashi, Japan, Japanese, Photography, Place to Stay, Tokyo, Travel

Japan|8/14 : Airbnb at Itabashi

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Arrived at Itabashi station around 3PM. The sky was overcast, the sun supposed to come out at this hour usually. The weather still looked like 7AM in the morning.

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Food, Japan, Japanese, Obanazawa, Photography, Place to Stay, Ryokan, Travel, Yamagata Pref

Japan|8/14 : Morning in Notoya-ryokan

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おはよう ございます ! Good morning!

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After obaasan cleared our table and while our tummy still full. We planned to take a stroll around Ginzan.

When we arrived at the lobby, it was empty with no staff and customer. With all those sandals served at the lobby, most of the customers must be outside too. It is because after dinner time with full tummy and the weather was clear too.

It was around 8.30PM (yeaaa surprisingly we finished our dinner in two hours!!), the small town was not so noisy. Only the sound of the nature, the river, some visitors happily walked around and took photos at some spots. I brought my tripod out and use timer mode this time. 🙂

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Ginzan is so magical at night with all the old style buildings on each side of the river and all those pretty gas lamp posts. It felt like we travel through time capsule and filled with romanticism and nostalgia from the Taisho period.

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We were standing at Fujiya Inn, the most modern ryokan in Ginzan. Easily spotted from its minimalist façade. Architect is Kengo Kuma.

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Mr. F is freezing! Out butts were wet after seating at snowy bench haha

Us in front of our beloved Notoya ryokan

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I was so happy that finally we could use our tripod to take photo with both of us in one frame! He said Ginzan is so fascinating. It was the prettiest place for ryokan city and his best ryokan experience so far, especially the food. Both of our winter jacket were borrowed from Notoya (they have lots of these for customers). The staff offered to us to use the jacket and boots from Notoya. I did not wear Notoya boots since it’s too big for me and made me harder to walk.

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Warm ourselves before return back to our room and go to hotspring

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Surprisingly, when we returned to our room. There was a plate with onigiri served for us! Awww…obaasan made it for us. ❤ So touching! We were so full that night so we planned to eat it on the way back to Tokyo the next day. It was the sweetest thing served for us. ❤

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Culture, Japan, Obanazawa, Photography, Ryokan, Travel, Yamagata Pref

Japan|7/14 : Night stroll at Ginzan

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It was 6.30PM when an old lady staff, furthermore we called her obaasan or grandma in Japanese. She could not speak english but she is very friendly and humble. Lucky me, I have Mr. F as japanese speaker here.

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Food, Japan, Japanese, Obanazawa, Place to Stay, Ryokan, Travel, Yamagata Pref

Japan|7/14 : Notoya-ryokan (能登屋旅館)

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