Japan – Day 12 (Shinjuku)

Last day in Japan. We just hovered around the Shinjuku area as this was where our hotel was. Tried some food here and there, and did more shopping. Soup was excellent at Tokyo Soup Stock, can’t believe how good it was. Zara was our main choice of clothing store.

We got a massage to sooth our muscles from all the walking we had done. Perfect way to unwind before catching the shuttle bus back to Narita airport for the trip home. Waiting at the airport made you realise that it was all over and you were heading back to reality…

 PS. Check out the bathroom shot of one of the major department stores 0101 in Japan! Also, are pics of that beautiful tasting soup from Soup Stock. And finally is a peach (green tea also exists) flavoured Kit Kat we came across whilst wasting time at the airport. Tasted real good 🙂

 0101 Bathroom PhotoSoup Stock Tokto - Chicken SoupPeach Flavoured Kit Kat from Japan

Japan – Day 9 (Osaka and Shinjuku)

After downing plenty of drugs (reminder to pack plenty of medicines as you never know what you may encounter), I’m feeling a bit braindead and my stomach still has butterflys. However, I’m doing well and managing to get through my day.

Went to Osaka Aquarium this morning (which was actually planned for yesterday). Takes about an hour to see the whole aquarium, and it’s quite nice. Not aerobridges where you walk through water, just lots of glass on either side. It’s got the worlds biggest shark (I think it’s a shark) enclosed in it. It’s over 4 metres long. Plenty of other fish in there too, and quite a sight if you’re a big fish fan like me!

After having Korean for lunch in Osaka, we caught the bullet back to Tokyo to get to our destination Shinjuku. Shinjuku is an ourter suburb of Tokyo and it’s where all the daggy people/gangsters live. Because of this, there is plenty of nightlife!

If you go to Japan, you’ll notice how clean everything is and the lack of litter. In Shinjuku, you’ll find plenty of litter and people loitering! Quite a contrast. I haven’t seen the movie Shinjuku Incident yet, but I’ve been told to watch it after going home 🙂

Got to admit though, first impressions of Shinjuku. I think the retail shops here are much more my taste that I can bring back to Australia. The other places so far (Ginza etc) seemed a bit out there to bring back to the Western world!

Osaka Famous Big SharkOsaka Aquarium Cute PufferOsaka Aquarium Giant SunfishOsaka Aquarium Giant TurtleOsaka Aquarium PenguinsShinjuku Night Shot