Since we feel like we wasted our first day in Japan, we made sure to wake up early and maximize our second day. I remember being so excited to finally start our trip! :) Let’s just imagine we’re now in a time machine, go back in time and let me take you with me :) I made sure to take lots of photos so you visualize clearly :) Just read through the captions!
Good morning, Tokyo!! :)
We first went to Tokyo’s most famous Shinto shrine, Meiji Shrine!! :) Fun fact number 1, the shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shken.
Check out my mom’s details, i think she should be a mommy blogger too.. don’t you agree? ;) haha kidding mom!
and here are mine!
It’s a pretty long walk to the Shrine so just please follow me but fun fact number 2: It’s surrounded by around 120,000 trees which were donated by people from all parts of Japan!
Say hi to my daddy Verne and brother Verne!
I wish we had autumn in the Philippines..
A happy coincidence, November 15th is the actual date of 7-5-3, families celebrate by dressing up their children who’s ages 7, 5, 3 years old for the coming of age so we got to witness these little cuties! It really made us miss baby Verne a lot! I wonder how he looks like in a kimono. Hahaha!
Matching kimonos, too adorable!
Before entering the shrine you first have a japanese tradition, Temizu (hand and mouth washing custom). I was told that it was to purify one self. We were all not familiar about this but it’s a good thing, a kind local helped us :)
Look at how cute their costumes are! If only I was 7,5 or 3 years old.. Hahaha!
Here’s another Japanese tradition I learned and here are the instructions on how to pay respect.
Aside from seeing the place in first hand, this was my favourite part in visiting the shrine. It’s called Ema, a small wooden plaques on which wishes or desires are written upon. I hope what I wrote on my Ema will come true.. :)
and my family’s wishes as well :)
Since we went on a Sunday, the site was pretty packed.
This might be Hello Panda of Meiji chocolate in Meiji Shrine?? hmmm.. Hahaha! #hypervernieceattack
Before we left the shrine, we made sure to eat some of their famous takoyaki. It was oishi!!
Coat from: LIGHT IN THE BOX
The Shrine was just 1.5km away from Harajuku so that led us to our next stop!
Warm hugs for Daddy Verne!
Harajuku! Gaaaah! The clothes were very much my style! Everywhere i looked, there were either pink, ribbons or lace. *drooling
I got to try their famous crepes too!
Here’s my version of a cliche Harajuku crepe photo :)
There were a lot of shops who had costumes that were sold in a very affordable price. I regret not getting my halloween costume here for next year :(
After exploring the street of Takeshita, we headed back to the hotel and got some rest before going to our next stop.
Last stop of the day, Ginza! After tragic fire, the government designated the Ginza area as a “model of modernization.”
Katsudon for the boys!
and Ramen for the girls!
We also got to try the famous Manneken Waffles!
and mochi pandas! So charming! It’s was hard to eat them! haha
and of course, ice cream. Please don’t judge how takaw i was, I was on vacation. Haha!
This ends our second day in Japan. Hope you enjoyed and learned a thing or two! :)