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So we've come to the end of the road...

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It's our last day already, the past 30 days have gone sooo fast I can't even believe it!

I'll pick up where we left off....DISNEYLAND TOKYO! Definitely a great last minute decision, we arrived just after 10am to the sound of disney music and hundreds and hundreds of japanese people, most of them wearing mickey mouse ears (even the boys!) so we felt a little underdressed in our shorts and tshirts...!

It's halloween time there now too, which made it even better. We managed to do a LOT of stuff despite the masses of people and the burning hot sun (temperature was high 20's and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, phew). In no particular order, we did (and more) Star Wars, Peter Pan, photos with Smee and some Dwarves, Pirates of the Caribbean with added Jack Sparrow, Roger Rabbit ride and the Haunted Mansion which was Nightmare Before Christmas themed - amazing, I was so excited! I also finally managed to get on Space Mountain after being too small the last time I was at a Disneyland, and you may not believe me but Shona went on a rollercoaster - Big Thunder Mountain - and she actually enjoyed it!

We stayed until pretty late and saw the electric parade and the fireworks over the castle. We had a bit of trek home after and by this point we are both completely shattered, I've never been so tired in my life!

For our last day we spent some more time Tokyo. We went looking for the Harajuku girls first of all, but there was none there today. A bit disppointing, but we went for a walk down the crazy shopping street Takeshita in Harajuku, and wandered through Yoyogi park. There was a Vietnamese festival on but we didn't see any of the old rockabilly guys, another disappointment but nevermind, everyone must be having a day off this week. We went out this evening for some ramen and gyoza (apparently called pot stickers here, not sure why) near our capsule hotel in Shinjuku, and finished off everything with some posh cocktails and an incredible view of the whole city at night from the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel - a perfect ending.

So we're off to our capsules to sleep now, and up early in the morning for our 12 hour flight back to the UK. That's all for now folks, see you back in real life very soon!


Posted by LaurenSho 05:12 Archived in Japan

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