Visiting Disneyland was a bizarre and magical experience. It’s like walking into your television screen and experiencing some of your favorite Disney movies in real life.
We visited Tokyo Disneyland whilst in Japan and like Universal Studios, everything was in Japanese but magic is a universal language.
The very first thing you see walking into Disneyland is the Cinderella castle. Seeing this for the first time makes me wish I still had my toy Cinderella castle from when I was a kid.
It was such a magical moment, that I didn’t even care this picture wasn’t Instagram worthy, I was just so excited!
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Traveling to Japan has been one of the biggest life experiences for me. They have a rich culture and history that was so beautiful to experience.
The reason I titled this post ‘postcard perfect’ was that every picture we took of the Golden Pavilion, looked like it should be on the front of a postcard. It was unreal seeing it for the first time.
It is such an impressive structure that is built overlooking a large pond, making it even more mystical. The Zen temple in northern Kyoto has two floors that are completely covered in gold leaf!
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Whilst in Mt Fuji, we visited The Chureito Pagoda (忠霊塔, Chūreitō), which is a five storied pagoda on the mountainside overlooking Fujiyoshida City and Mount Fuji.
It is a part of the Arakura Sengen Shrine that was built as a peace memorial in 1963. There are nearly 400 steps up the mountain from the shrine’s main buildings.
Topping up my water bottle from the dragon fountain that provides cleansing water before visiting the shrine.
Mount Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and most iconic landmark. It is 3776 metres above sea level and it was an amazing thing to see on such a cold, yet beautiful day.
There are cedar trees that were planted around 800 years ago standing solemnly between both sides of the stone pavement. We were there during winter (for the snow) so no blossoms for us.
There were signs to ‘Beware of Monkeys’, so naturally, I started making monkey sounds to call them to us, you can watch below!
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Japan is an amazing country that I have always wanted to visit. It wasn’t until our love of snowboarding took over that we decided to visit the best snow in the world!
Travelling to Japan was my first time out of Australia (other than New Zealand) I was excited to start experiencing Japan’s long history, culture and different traditions.
We embarked on our adventure to Japan on Australia Day (ironically), the 25th of February. After a long 9 hour flight from Melbourne to Japan, we landed in Tokyo! Continue reading “Japan Vlog Pt 1 | Travelling around Tokyo!”