Tokyo Gotemba Trip - Back to the City Life

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Yeah just one final shoot of Mt Fuji with the blue blue sky before I leave. :)

It is the final day that we stayed in Gotemba. It has been a long week here and I started to get familiarize and fall in love with a place, then it is about time for you to leave. (Deng...) Anyway we have a quick tour that morning before we left. I have been LB's tour guide for the last 15 minutes to bring her around for a quick tour. We have went up the hill again to get some shoot for the Mount Fuji before we say good bye to this place.

More photos after the jump...

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On the train and on our way to Tokyo

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Guess where is this place? :)

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It is PRONTO!! :"D

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Alright, that's my lunch. :)

We have departed from the hotel via the hotel shuttle and go to Tokyo via train. After checking in, we have went out to hunt for our lunch. (yes we are starving) :"P And guess what, we have give a final try and see if we have the luck to get a ticket to Ghibli Museum and guess what, We manage to buy it!! (As a FYI, you will not be able to get your entrance ticket at the Ghibli Musuem, you will need to per bought it before you go at LAWSON.) I guess luck is on our side and finally we manage to go to a place that we have been dream of for quite sometimes. :") (Yes, we have been watching all the Ghibli's anime for many years, so the excitement is there when you got to know that you finally got a chance to visit the museum) x"D And oh  yeah, we have our lunch at Pronto. I think they are pretty famous for their macha latte. So, do remember to try it out if you all are there. ;)

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Guess there is a limit of height here.

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Oh yeah, city life

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Oh no! the fish is flying towards the sky! \O/

We still have sometimes after we finish our lunch, so we decided to wonder around the area near by and understand how and where all the places is located. :)

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Here we go

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In the train

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A fast and slow pace life

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Waiting for train - check out that cool guy there. ;)

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Kids in train - Guess they just finish their school

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Finally arrived at the station

Tokyo transportation has been very convinient, you could move around the town easily with their train system. (As long as you understand how their train system work - Lucky us). Of course, the train station/train has been another interesting places. (At least that's for me). It is like a place where everybody gather. And you could observed and see all kind of people around you. :") Anyway, we are on our way to the Ghibli Museum. :"D Hehe.

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Having a rest at the roadside.

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Alright, it is not that far, (700m away!)

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The hugh robot in the Laputa cartoon

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There is stall that sell ice cream and hot dog too. :)

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Some conspiracy is going here. (Emm...)

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One last shoot outside the museum before we move on. :")

Finally we are here in Ghibli museum. I will say that it is a pretty small museum. (Don't aspect it to be like a Disney land). It is just a mansion on the history of all the cartoons from Ghibli as well as how the early age of cartoons are created. :) (Oh ya, there is also a 15min cartoon show for the visitors - and the cartoon is different for each of the month). :) Too bad, they don't allow photographing inside the museum. So you could only see the photos taken outside the museum in stead. :)

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Just love the parking area beneath the house. :")

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The hand (and the poor uncle as well)

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everybody is going back

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and the train is here. (and PRESS to stop immediately)

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Some building view outside the train

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Guess there are not much people in the train - it is getting late

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LB getting a shoot here before we went for our dinner. ;)

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Oh yeah some classic Japanese food stall! Cool!

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This is where we have our dinner. And this unique machine is use to blend coffee bean. :)

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A night view from our room window. Night Tokyo.

And yes, that's how the whole day has ended. We have a pretty interesting day I will say, moving from a more village life to a more pack and busy city life now. But seriously I am glad that we could make it to the Ghibli Museum. I am not sure when I will be back to Tokyo again. but at least I am pretty happy about it that day. :)

Alright I think that's all I got for tonight. I will try to post more soon. I hope that all of you will have a pleasant evening as well. Night people. :)

* For those who are interested, the full gallery could be viewed here.

8 comments :

  1. Deng! I thought you gonna give a price for guessing the place correctly :) Nice pics!

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  2. MW, what price you expect? Pasta + Macha latte from Pronto?? hehehehehe....

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  3. Too bad, Ghibli Museum can't take photo inside... Your post really make me missed more JP:p

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  4. 小慧: Hehe alright I will do something like a guessing contest next round. So who could guess it correctly will win a prize. :"D hehe

    LB: If that is the prize bet it is already growing mushroom when we brought it back. :")

    Lilian: Yes too bad. the internal of the museum is very nice. :) nicely light and decorated I will say. Next time if got chance you should go and check it out. :)

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  5. 哈???就这样??那个……那个……宫崎骏的博物馆!!我就是在等待那博物馆的照片啊~~~~~ >.<
    看来我还是要自己亲自去看才行了…… 555……

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  6. 哈哈是啊,里头不可以照相,不然我就会疯了。:“P(得尊敬人家的规则和设计嘛。。。,始终,它不是Disney Land).他们呢,只容许观光的人在外头拍照,所以,就这么多了。很不好意思啊。。。家梅。:”|

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  7. 哈哈~~等我有钱自己去看吧!等我有钱先……(10 年之后,可能还是那句话) XD

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  8. 别那样说,有梦想就会努力。我相信有一天您一定回去到哪里。:)加油!

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Chiat Hau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. He started his photography journey by shooting strangers' portrait on the streets of Penang and around the world whenever he travel. Observing life and culture through the viewfinder, Chiat Hau has found a passion for framing his subjects in a natural, cinematic and yet photo-journalistic fashion. Capturing precious moments in both commissioned assignments and personal projects.