On September 15, we flew off to Tokyo with my dad and his colleagues. Our group was just nice with 25 people. The day we left, I had such a hard time thinking of what clothes to bring, I brought almost the entire wardrobe and came back with only a few pieces worn, eeesh!
Oh and pardon the lack of pictures! I didn't have my own camera with me as I have...NONE. My dad brought back this huge-ass Nikon DSLR from the office and my lil' bro used that to take most of the pics- which isn't a lot either.
Spent the night on board a Boeing 777 and sat next to this guy named Sato. We spoke in Japanese (I was having a fairly tough time keeping up but managed to keep the conversation going :D) and he's been staying in Cameron Highlands for 6 months every Winter and 4 months every Summer; for the past 9 years! He says there's a fair number of Japanese staying in the apartment building he stays in and that they all love the cool weather contrary to Japan's harsh Winters and rather hot Summers.
#1 Bye bye Narita airport.
#2 I believe this is the Fuji Television Network building. D:
#3 LOL my brother spotted this teeny tiny duck in the river. I wish we had ducks in our city rivers here but they'd probably die either from being caught and slaughtered or swimming in polluted water...
#4 TOKYO TOWERRR!
#5 On our way to Hakone, the bus made a stop at a highway rest area and the convenience store there was HUGE. There was an amazing selection of food- sushi, bento, yakisoba, sandwiches, salads, cold cuts, boiled eggs, breads etc. Great variety for a convenience store. There was even softcore porn magazines, hahaha, but we didn't take pics.
#6 A Japanese convenience store would not be a Japanese convenience store if it didn't have cup noodles. Behold, the cup noodles in all their glory.
#7 Below are potato sticks in cups! I see Pringles :P
After the stop, we proceeded to Hakone, a town in Kanagawa that is famous for its hot spring resorts. We first went to Lake Ashi for lunch and I will write more about that in Part 2. :P