Tokyo DisneySea and Disneyland

Welcome to one of the most magical and happiest places on earth.  

My three day Disney adventure started at the exclusive Disney Sea. Then a day at Disney land and the third day with the 3-day magic pass, you can choose which park to go to. Disneyland was the winner and was enjoyed on the third day as well. 

Disney sea was different but cool. They had similar rides like the tower of terror. Although their tower theme was at the New York Harrison tower.  He was an explorer that went around the world and stole artifacts for his collection. This ride was one of the only thrilling rides in Disney sea. It was very fun and exciting! :)

I also enjoyed the roller coaster in the  "Lost River Delta" which also had Indiana Jones adventure, which was basically the same as California. Some of the songs were still in English but the speaking was in Japanese. 

We also went to the center of the earth in "Mysterious Island". We then went to the "Arabian Coast" this is the only place in Disney Sea where you can get curry popcorn. Oh yes, popcorn is big here there's caramel, salt, black pepper, honey, milk and white chocolate, curry, and the most popular soy sauce and butter.

They also had an "American waterfront area" Duffy and friends are very big here as well. I found 90% of the rides we mild. No real rush of excitement very tame rides. 

 

Day 2 Disneyland

Really exciting today! Disneyland the way it should be. :) It felt like home going here. One thing I love about Tokyo Disney is the staff is always smiling over the top with niceness and happiness. In fact, all of Japan I have experienced is very smiley and respectful.  :D

 

Disneyland began with a Jungle Cruise, which was similar but with cool effects and a bit better than California. Also completed Star Tours, Big Thunder Mountain, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean(with Jonny Depp) and all of the kid's rides. We even got a free fast pass to Pooh's Honey Hunt. Which was very good you could not see the tracks and was very engaging constant movement. The honey room smelled like honey! 

Day 3 was a packing day to get ready for Taiwan.

Later in the day, I returned to a lovely Thai restaurant in the mall by the Grand Nikko hotel. Disneyland consisted of a lot of shopping and riding the best rides. I went to Mickey's house and met him for the first time. I got a couple photos of him as well. :D

 

Domo Arigatou Gozaimashita

Which means Thank you the formal way

I had so much fun and so many amazing memories here at Tokyo Disneyland, Disney Sea, and Kyoto.

I am off to Taiwan and will not be able to blog as much but I will still post some photos.

Thanks for reading!

Tokyo, Japan

 

Good morning Tokyo!

Welcome to the fashion district of Japan. We arrived in Tokyo to the Grand Nikko which is a very fancy and stylish hotel located on the Odaiba man-made island.  

We visited the Harajuku area filled with shops and Harajuku girls, So stylish! We then wandered over to the "time square" of Tokyo, Shibuya. Lights, action, and people o the people. Still an amazing experience of Japan.

Today we are off to Disneyland!!!

 

Have a great day!

Samantha Parker 

 

Nagoya, Japan

Welcome to Nagoya! Home of Mr. Baseball. Today we stayed at an Airbnb if you have not tried it I strongly recommend it. Our host even picked us up and s dropping us off at the Train station. He drives a nice Lexus Rx. He says he has his own business and eight houses he rents out. Nishiama is our wonderful host. He let us stay in this spacious apartment, see photos below. 

We went to Nagoya Dome to watch the Chunichi Dragons vs the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. The game was tied mostly with little scoring. But it was exciting being in the big dome and listening to the chanting from the fans. 

We also headed to Sakae which was like a mixture of Vegas,  Paris and London.  We sang karaoke at Big Echo. So much fun! Don't be fooled when they say you can pay more for one drink they are referring to fountain pop. 

I will have mini Josh Donaldson with me on my travels as well, Oh the things he will see. :)

Today we are off to Tokyo and soon Tokyo Disneyland!!

 

Japan Day 3 

Today we went to the Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Temple(which is the beautiful golden temple), and Kiyomizudera temple with the beautiful views of the mountain. We also went to the  Maiko museum, which we got to visit the peaceful gardens and take a photo with a Geshia. 

Tomorrow on to the next town, talk then!

Samantha 

Japan Day 2

Today was so much fun we went to Arashiyama to the Monkey Park on the top of a mountain, the Bamboo Grove, we hiked the trails up the mountains, and visited the TenryujI Temple which is one of the world heritage sites of the world. The founding place of Zen Buddhism. We Also Took a "Romantic Train ride"  through the Mountain. Ended the day with a Koren dinner.

 It's very safe here I was able to roam the streets at night and there was still grannies riding bikes and women walking around. 

One more day in beautiful Kyoto and then we are off to Nagoya for some baseball and sumo wrestling. 

Bye for now,

Samantha 

Welcome to Japan!

Good Morning Japan!

This is my first blog ever! Very exciting for me. I am in Japan with my boyfriend Mark and his Sister Tiffany. This is my second time here and it is just as beautiful and spiritual as I remember. We are just getting ready to go out on our second day of travel in Kyoto. We went on a self-guided walking tour in south Higashiyama.  I have to go but I will be back tonight with more updates and photos.

Thanks for reading and happy traveling!

Samantha Parker