you and i japan

pickle-monkey-banana-fairy  asked:

Hi Niu! I'm going to Japan for the first time ever next month! I'm very excited! I'm planning on doing Tokyo, Nara, and Kyoto over the span of a month! Can you recommend any sights to stop by? And any good stores or malls? Thank you!

OH BOY! Can I recommend you a thing or two :D

For transportation between Tokyo-Nara (aka Tokyo - Osaka) I recommend bus service. Takes 8 hours and they operate around the clock. A LOT cheaper than a train! Willer Express offers tickets also in English. You need to book and buy them beforehand:

If you want to use trains (a lot) buy yourself a Japan Train Pass BEFORE you go to Japan.

In Kansai you can also get yourself Kansai Pass from tourist info (take passport with you). With Kansai Pass you can travel around Kansai freely for 3 days. You don’t have to use all the 3 days at once, but whenever you like; for example one day at the beginning of month, second in the middle and the last one at the end of your trip. The pass is valid for a month and it costs 5 000 yens.

I don’t know about other places, but if you happen to stay in Osaka, you can buy yourself Osaka Subway Day Ticket, which is 800 yen in weekdays and 600 yen on weekends. It’s valid for 24 hours and you can use subways freely with it.

From Osaka to Kyoto, please use Keihan train service line. With Keihan line the trip to Kyoto costs less than 5 00 yens and takes around 45 minutes. 

From Osaka to Nara, please use Kintetsu train service.


- If you are interested in manga/dojin/anime stuff. visit Ikebukuro in Tokyo (as it has stuff for women, Akihabara is more for men), and Den Den Town in Osaka.
To get to Ikebukuro (Tokyo), take Yamanote line train to Ikebukuro and take Exit 25 from Ikebukuro’s station. There’s Toranoana next to Exit 25, which has dojinshi for women.
To get to Den Den Town (Osaka), take subway to Nippombashi station and take Exit 5. Go south towards Ebisucho station, this street is Den Den Town street full of stuff! There’s K-Books you should visit; it has got anime stuff and 2 floors doujinshi!

- In Kyoto there’s lovely little town Arashiyama. Go here if you want to see bamboo forest! You can take a train from Kyoto to Arashiyama easily. It has got lots of temples and wonderful river!

- In Kyoto, there’s Fushimi Inari mountain; the mountain with endless amount of Japanese torii-gates. Definitely worth of visiting (takes hours to wander there without hurry, so it’s good idea to take one day for Fushimi Inari and back some snack with you). You can take a train from Kyoto to Fushimi Inari. 


- 100 yen shops. Seriously, don’t buy anything from anywhere else. There’s no need to pay 600 yen for a rice bowl when you can get a one as good as that with 100 yen.
100 yen shops are HUGE and they have EVERYTHING you can possibly imagine; food, stationery, socks, bath, cleaning, home decor, car items, gardening, laundry, kitchen, table ware, tea, bags, DIY, cosmetics, keychains, statues, soaps. Biggest 100 yen shop companies are Daiso and Seria. Daiso has got groceries unlike other 100 yen shops. Besides Daiso and Seria, there are independent 100 yen shops. These 100 yen shops are everywhere; I’m staying in Shigino and in 15 minute walk away to all directions there are four 100 yen shops; two Daisos, one independent shop and one Seria. Closest one is next doors lol.

- Note that prices in Japan are always written without 8% tax, so don’t get surprised when the total sum is a bit bigger than you anticipated.

- LOFT is wonderful department store company you should visit! 

- BOOK OFF is number one for comics and books. Prices are between 100-300 yen. These are also available in many places. There’s big one in Akihabara, Tokyo.

- Buy yourself a travel card (Suica or Pasmo in Tokyo, Icoca or PitaPita in Osaka). The travel card is valid everywhere in Japan, so it doesn’t matter do you have Suica or Icoca. The machines at train/subway stations, which sell the cards and where you can load more money to your card always have English option.

- Buy yourself a small hand towel from 100y shop, as Japanese public toilets don’t have hand towels/hand paper.

- Food is expensive, unless you can eat rice and noodles without problems. 

- Always carry cash with you. Card payment is still rather rare in Japan.


ELF JAPAN & smtown_insta Update with Hyukjae & Siwon

Hyukjae : How are you? This time is Siwon came to see me ! Envy? I am also very happy! We are all doing well! So we will meet next time!! 

* Siwon liked smtown_insta’s photo ^^ (c) (c)

anonymous asked:

I'm pretty sure Minho mentioned in an interview in January that SHINee might release a [Korean] album around spring/summer time after their Japan tour ends though?

yes! you’re right. i realized that after i made the post and edited it, but you’re correct. minho mentioned that it’s possible that they’ll release an album after the tour but, for now, that’s all we have to go off of.

But The Allies Are Scary!

Hey super big thanks and lots of hugs to the anon who requested the Axis’ reactions to learning their s/o is in the Allies. This was a little more difficult because I wanted to stick to Hetalia gifs like for the other gif imagine, so I had to get creative. Also wanted to keep it humorous. :) Hope you all enjoy this~!

Germany: *Speaking about the Allies* “Must kill!”

North Italy: “But I can make you lots of pasta, bella! And I have a kitty cat~!”

Japan: “Maybe this … will convince you … to switch sides?" 

-Mod Lily

mapibee  asked:

My cutie ~ ♥ ! You know me right ? Ready for all my aks ~? So : 2, 3 ,8, 9, 18, 22 (this one is the most important, I hope you're really happy and if not I'll send you many hugs and love ♥♥), 31, 35 please :3 ! Love you ♥

My lovely babyyyy! Thank you so much fro sending this! I hope your day was great! <3 (sending my hugs to you!

Lemme use this gif one more time :3 It’s soooo cute!

2. Where do you want to go someday?

I really want to travel to Japan (it is my dream for 7 years already I guess) and now + Korea! Watcj Exo concert is a must!!! *O* I want it soooo bad! 

3. What do you want to do in the future?

I want to have a family with very good and warm relationships! :3 To travel a lot! And to have a dog! *O*

8. Any brothers/sisters?

I have a sister ^__^

9. What is your favorite tv show? (or top 3)

-Go fighting! (I can’t find last episodes with subs and suffer from that a lot T^T)

- Can I name Scarlet heart ryeo? Must see! So breathtajing, even if it is a historical drama, everuthing is perfect! Actors, sceneries, music! I cried and laughed so much!

- Weighlifting fairy kim bok joo (I just was dead from this dorama!) Cuteness overload and it seem so serious and humorous at the same time. Nam Joo Hyuk is ajdfajhgdjskhagskdasjd (heart-eyes) :3

18. What is your main ethnicity?


22. (this one is the most important, I hope you’re really happy and if not I’ll send you many hugs and love ♥♥ 

 How do you feel in this moment?

My sweet baby u made me smile sooooo wide! I loev youuuu! I’m pretty well now but I really want your hugs :3 (come to me ^^)

31. Do you have a tumblr crush?

Yessss, my mutuals are all my tumblr crushes! 

Firstly it’s you my cutie @mapibee :3

And my pretty babies @dulcetyeoll  @chanyeolsdeepvoice @abryu @laybaeby @laygasm @lionbaekkie @exo-chanyeollie @holyastronauts @chanyeolandthebananas @minbboongbboongi @life-ruiners @letmecumbaek @whatthefuckbyunbaekhyun @fluff-tae @sammiephazes @chanyoel

How could you all be so beautiful, kind, open-hearted and talanted!

I love you all so much! <3

35. Favorite book?

Catcher in the rye 

Send me numbers!

1. If you could change the color of your hair what would it be?
2. Where do you want to go someday?
3. What do you want to do in the future?

4. Favorite color?
5. Favorite food?
6. How often do you go on tumblr?
7. Dogs or cats?
8. Any brothers/sisters?
9. What is your favorite tv show? (or top 3)

10. Do you like school?
11. Do you play any sports?
12. Have you ever kissed someone
13. Are you single?
14. What is your favorite class in school?
15. What is your favorite drink?
16. What is your favorite season?
17. What is your favorite smell?
18. What is your main ethnicity?
19. Where do you live? (not in a stalker way)
20. Do you like it hot or cold?
21. Do you drink alcohol regularly?
22. How do you feel in this moment?
23. Where is your favorite place in your house?
24. What is your guilty pleasure?
25. Sweet or savory?
26. Do you believe in ghosts?
27. Do you believe in god?
28. Comfy or fancy clothes?
29. Do you sleep with a lot of blankets, one, or none?
30. Do you have a crush?
31. Do you have a tumblr crush?
32. Top tumblr users for you?
33. Favorite type of blog?
34. Are candles your thing?
35. Favorite book?

reksai  asked:

I know that Yuzuru has a lot of books/photobooks for sale, but I wanted to ask if you know if Shoma also has merchandise similar to that for sale that you can recommend? Thank you!!

Shoma doesn’t have any books or photobooks dedicated only to him, he’s not popular enough for that. He usually gets segments in Japanese skating magazines, though. There are a lot of magazines; you can see some of them on Amazon Japan. I’ve heard good reviews for Quadruple (Team Japan Men’s Fanbook).

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.