Allow me to make up for my 7 month long hiatus, school has taken over my social life to explain it briefly. Anyway, In the middle of the term our school conducted a “field trip” for us Fashion Design and Merchandising majors in the Land of the Rising Sun – Japan.
November 8, 2015 is definitely a date I would like to time travel back to; I may be a little late at sharing this post, but as the saying goes : It’s better to be late, than never. So, here I am feeling all giddy documenting this experience as I tour you around through some postcards me and my college friends took in Japan.
The moment we arrived our hotel which was in Shinjuku (Shinjuku Washington Hotel), we immediately went to fix our stuff in our designated rooms, then straight to the concierge to ask for a map. We were lucky that everything’s a couple of walks away from our hotel. But, we ended up not following the map putting all our trust to wherever our feet takes us.
So basically here’s the part where I felt like a real alien in Japan; It was my first time to use Japanese Yen and it was quite hard to pick which food to eat because of how it’s written. So here I am relying on the photos, deep inside crossing fingers not to pick anything spicy. Luckily, I got to pick a really nice dish without any spice in it. Also it’s really cool to try ordering food, paying food and getting my change from a machine! Props to Japan’s innovative technology! :–)
No wonder why Japan’s deemed to be the City of Neon Lights, the streets were filled with neon and led lights making every corner photo worthy!
In Downtown Tokyo, every corner has a vendo machine for refreshments which I personally find very convenient since most people here prefer walking than driving/taking a ride. It’s a good thing that we were given the privilege to spend our first night here in Tokyo by ourselves, we get to explore Tokyo freely without restrictions aside from “be back by 12 AM”.
We spent the entire night shoe hunting since Japan offers very cheap prices for shoes compared to our country and my friends were able to get a really great deal. Here’s to 4 more nights of long walks, until my next post! 🙂
Sporting the inner Japanese in me, here I am wearing UNIQLO from head to toe, and my jet black Doc Martens to finish the look.
Hope you guys enjoyed my Day 1 post! Stay tuned for more 🙂