Hey again! Ever since I was a child, I've always wanted to go to Disneyland. Today, my dream came true! I went to Disneyland! Now, many westerners might think that going all the way to Japan and going to Disneyland is a bit of a non-cultured thing to do, and you’re probably right but I had so much fun! There are 2 parks in Tokyo, the traditional Magic Kingdom style park and one called Disney Sea. It took me forever (not even kidding) to decide which one to go to (and no, I didn't have time to go to both), but finally, I chose the traditional park where the big Cinderella castle is.

The park was divided into themed towns. There was Westerland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Toontown, Tomorrowland, and World Bazar. This was a whole new world! I especially liked Toontown, which was the town where the classical characters lived. You could go into the different characters homes. Every single house was built in a way that portraits the characters personalities, you could tell who lived there just by looking at the house.

I had a great time x78364169254........ I met my favorite Disney princess, Belle, and soooo many more characters. My childhood self would've freaked out (in a good way). I also ate food, lots of food. I bought more food than I actually needed, but all the different food had different themes; the food could be shaped as a character, it could be inspired by a character, or it could be food from a Disney movie. Of course, I went on different rides. My favorite was Big Thunder Mountain, which is the iconic roller coaster on a red mountain in Westerland. You sat in a "train" and went up and down, around and through the mountain. While you were on top of the mountain you could even enjoy the view over Disneyland.

One thing that I learned is that you aren’t allowed to dress up as Disney characters when visiting the park as you may confuse child visitors. Which I totally understand, but is still disappointing for those people who loves cosplay and dressing up.

Every night before they close, they fire fireworks, but it wasn't any sort of fireworks, they also had themes like the food; faces of the characters, etc.

This was an amazing experience that will forever stay with me.

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When I woke up the next day, I woke up at 5 AM and couldn't fall back asleep. So I got ready and headed to the hotel buffet which opened at 6. I was the only person there, apart from the staff constantly staring at me. I quickly finished the breakfast so that I could get out of the staring contest with the staff.

One place that was on my "must visit list" was the newly opened Tokyo Sky Tree, which is the tallest tower in the world! When I was standing at the bottom of the tower, I almost fell backward looking up at the top of the tower. It was such an incredible view, and so insanely high up in the air (duh!). As I was walking around looking at the view, I came across a restaurant. Even though it was only 10 o'clock, I just had to eat there. I ordered sushi, my favorite food. The food was divine. Almost as much as the view!

   

Outside Tokyo Skytree, I found a poster of sumo wrestling. I happened to be in Tokyo during one of their 3 tournaments that happen in January, May, and September. For you people that don't know what sumo wrestling is, it is basically when two large men wrestle each other. Unfortunately, I couldn't get my hands on a good ticket, so I ended up sitting in the back, but it was a great cultural experience.

For dinner, I went out to a noodle restaurant. I ordered a tempura soba; fried shrimp and noodles. Once again, it was divine.

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Hey guys! I'm finally in Tokyo! The trip took 9 hours, but it felt like ages. Probably because I got plane-sick and felt like puking every single second. What a great start of my dream trip. The first thing I did was checking in to my hotel. When I went through the city (on my way to the hotel) I was simply amazed. Skyscrapers were so tall that they almost reached the clouds. Large screens were covering the buildings, flashing in every color.

After I checked in to my hotel, I decided to hit up one of Tokyo most famous landmarks, Shibuya Crossing. It is famous for being the busiest crossing in the world. And let me tell you, it is.

There are loads of themed restaurants and cafes in Japan, and they're not always easy to find. Most of them are stacked on top of each other, on floors above street level. I went to check out the Cat Cafe where you can sit surrounded by cats as you drink tea and eat cake. The cats were incredibly cute!

I then went on to Akihabara, known as the electronics district of Tokyo. Being Japan, you expect a vision of the future but amongst the hundreds of brightly lit signs, all you’ll really find are tons of everyday electronics stores.

One thing that is very popular in Japan, and especially in Akihabara, are arcades. There is one game that has entire arcades dedicated to it, called Pachinko. The machine is filled with hundreds of ball bearings, making a huge wave of noise as they fall through the machine.

That evening I headed to the top floor of an arcade to check out something incredibly popular with young Japanese girls, photo booths, where you can edit your photos to smoothen your skin and widen your eyes, to give you this very anime look.

After all the things I did, I was so tired that I headed back to my hotel and ordered room service. Despite the plane-sick part, this was an amaaaaaazing start of my 4-day trip.

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