Samantha in Japan

Tokyo a-go!

Posted on: March 13, 2009

After an incredibly long week, it’s finally hit haru yasumi/spring break time over here at Kansai Gaidai.

I apologize for the lack of updates this past week, and this one is going to be a pretty unspectacular update, as well. Classes have been gearing up with lesson tests and midterm prep and papers and everything else you could think of, and in between, I’ve been trying to work out the details of my spring break trips.

Over the weekend– er, well, the weekend plus Monday, I went out to Osaka each day. Saturday–> shopping. Sunday–> USJ. Monday–> emergency shopping. Yes, emergency shopping. Getting a portable charger for my iPod is an emergency, thank you very much. I’ll have pictures from USJ later on– after spring break, because my free time from here on out is pretty much nonexistant.

I have about one day in between my Tokyo and Hiroshima/etc. trips, but I can’t promise any updates then, just yet. That might be time used for some much-needed sleep, haha.

Anyway, needless to say, I’m ridiculously excited. I mean… come on, it’s Tokyo. It’s like a must if you’re visiting Japan. The plans are all settled– we will be staying in a capsule hotel, visiting… as many places as we can (namely Harajuku, Shibuya, Tokyo Tower, Akihabara– just, yeah, anywhere’s good), and most likely getting epically lost along the way.

I leave on a night bus tomorrow night. That alone should be… an experience. At least it’s cheap. That’s pretty much the only reason we chose that route! I just hope I’ll actually be able to sleep, because we get into Tokyo around 6:30 in the morning, and I don’t particularly want to be a walking zombie when I get there.

So, yeah, anyway, I’m off to take a much needed nap before packing and planning and then exhausting myself tomorrow with a day-trip to Senri-chuo before I leave at night.

I apologize for the total pointlessness of this entry, but I just wanted to throw an entry in here before I disappeared for another week. I promise I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth/in a little manhole somewhere on the streets of urban Japan just yet! You never know, though, with my knack for clumsiness. (For the record, today was an all-time high in clumsy events for me– I dropped my coin purse on the sidewalk and coins went spilling EVERYWHERE, the strap that I had attached to the purse shattered when it hit the concrete, I almost fell on some poor lady on the bus when I lost my balance, and a charm from my bracelet broke off). Yeah, it’s definitely time for me to go pass out for a bit, since I’m running on an hour and a half of sleep as it is. Hopefully I’ll have a bit more composure when I get to Tokyo!

Have a nice weekend/week, all!

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2 Responses to "Tokyo a-go!"

I hope you did get some sleep. A walking zombie would be a site to see in tokyo. I look forward to your update when you return from spring break. Have a wonderful time.

You have fun in Harajuku. Take tons of (scavenger hunt!!) photos.

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