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07 April 2014 @ 01:27 am
The dream trip and Arafes 2013!  

Long time no see, LJ! *cleans the dust*

Finally, after more than six months, I found time to write about my trip to Japan last September! Probably, this is more like a personal post, but, since my first post was about the trip I did to Japan in 2010, I thought it was a good idea to leave a record on my LJ about this trip too, especially since it was the trip in which I first saw Arashi in front of my eyes! *.*
So, here it is a little report so I can keep my memories registered! ^.^
When I first went to Japan, I went with a group, we visited several cities and everything was already scheduled! This time, since I wanted more freedom, I did everything on my own (we did, since I was with my boyfriend) and we just stayed in Tokyo! And it was the best – I could explore Tokyo better, I could go to Arashi and anime related places and I could meet my friends! boblemon doctoggy and mylittlecthulhu - it was a great pleasure meeting you guys! A special thanks to boblemon, who gave me several tips and helped me in so many ways! You were an angel to us! ^.~
After the long trip – more than 36 hours travelling, 24 hours flying, we arrived in Narita on Saturday, September 14th, we were exhausted… So, we went out to eat and walk a little around Shinagawa, where we stayed. Also, I watched Shiyagare in live! *.* It was the first episode of the new version! ^.^

On Sunday, we met boblemon and doctoggy and we went to Shibuya! We found pocky Nino there! ^.^

We went to Johnny’s Family Club!

We walked around in Shibuya and ate at Sweet Paradise! Then, we went to Asakusa! In Shibuya station, we found Nino’s Platina Data poster and, in Asakusa, some Arashi merchandising! XD

We ended the day eating okonomiyaki and taking purikuras! It was really a special day, thank you so much, girls! ^.^
On Monday, we went to a doujinshi event with boblemon! It was quite fun despite the rain (it was the day when typhoon hit Tokyo)! She also introduced a very nice restaurant to us and a Pokemon Center! ^.^

On Tuesday, we went to Odaiba! It was a really beautiful day! We walked a lot!

We also went to see the Gundam and the Gundam Museum, did some shopping and went to Fuji TV! One Piece Restaurant and Arashi stuff were the highlights!

It was a really great day and I finished it spotting Jun-kun’s Hidamari no Kanojo’s poster!

On Wednesday, we visited Tokyo Sky Tree and Tokyo Tower (my favorite tower since I am a CLAMP fan) and went to have dinner at boblemon house!

On Thursday, we went to Ebisu Garden Place (Hanadan and Maotsujun forever in my heart), Takeshita Street and Shibuya again, to One Piece store and restaurant! ^.^ Oh, and we found a bookstore selling Hidamari no Kanojo’s book!

Later, I watched VS Arashi in live at the hotel but didn’t take pictures because I wanted to pay attention! XDD
On Friday, we went to Tokyo Tower again and bought the gifts we brought back to Brazil! Later, we met boblemon to buy Arafes’ goods and had dinner with her in Shibuya! They (Arashi) were rehearsing and we could hear Aiba-chan’s “Hello Goodbye” pretty well! It gave me goose bumps to think they were so close! *.*

On Saturday, we went to Akihabara and we ended our day meeting mylittlecthulhu in Shibuya to eat at Sweet Paradise again, but not before going to Mandarake with her and buying a lot! XD We also spotted Sho-chan there!

Finally, on Sunday, it was Arafes day! I was so anxious! We met boblemon to have lunch and go to Kokuritsu! I couldn’t believe I was there when we got in! And we got perfect seats in the Arena!
I still don’t know how to describe how I felt during the concert, it still seems like a dream to me… Sho-chan came really close to us; Riida quite close too! Juntoshi danced “Love Situation” right in front of eyes! Aiba-chan and Nino were always cheering us and calling us to jump! They are amazing and really great with the fans! Of course, the most special part was when they celebrated Jun-kun’s and Nino’s 30th B-Day! I still can’t believe I sang “Happy Birthday” to Jun-kun on his 30th B-Day! He was so touched, Nino was too, it was a really sweet moment! I will never forget this concert and Arashi, I am so proud to be their fan! They are the most thoughtful, sweet, funny, gorgeous and talented idols! ^.^
But, please… I would love to have Arafes 2013 DVD…
Here, some pictures I took with my phone:

On Monday, our last day, we went to buy more gifts and I watched Hajimari no Uta in live at the hotel! ^.^ I bought so many magazines because I bought all the ones with Jun-kun and he was promoting Hidamari no Kanojo! These ones were only the beginning! XD

On Tuesday morning, we went to Narita and our long trip back started…

Like I mentioned in the beginning, it’s only a small report so I can register my memories! It was a really special trip to me! I was able to do things that seemed impossible to me – meet my overseas friends and attend to a concert! Japan always has been a dream to me, but with those bonuses, it was a perfect trip! ^.^
I hope you can all visit Japan someday because it is a really beautiful country! ^.^
Thanks in advance to the ones who will read and comment! ^.^
Credits: Fanart requested by me and made by nhbsakakude (so, please, don’t copy nor share it and don’t claim as yours). Pictures taken by me!

Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: love so sweet - arashi
Leanaleana9101 on April 7th, 2014 04:47 am (UTC)
Such a cute drawing of you and your boyfriend! ^^ You and your Juntoshi colors XD
Sah-chan: junangelsesquerdo on April 7th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Hi! *waves* It’s really nice to see you commenting on my LJ – how have you been doing? I hope you are fine! ^.^ Thanks for your comment! ^.^ Blue and purple will always be my favorite colors – they were before Arashi and they keep being! ^.~ Take care and all the best! ^.^
Leanaleana9101 on April 7th, 2014 11:05 pm (UTC)
Hi! :D Sorry I haven't commented yet, but this seemed like the perfect post to start! hehe :) I have been doing good. I am back in the US now. How about you? It is then fate that your favorite pairing is Juntoshi hehe.
Sah-chan: junstylesilysesquerdo on April 8th, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
I am glad to know you are doing fine and back to USA! ^.^ Do you miss Japan? I imagine you do, but maybe you also missed home, right?! ^.~ I am fine, but working a lot… >.<
Yes, Juntoshi was fated to me! XD You can’t imagine how happy I was when I discovered Jun-kun was purple (as you know, I became his fan before Arashi), it was also fate! ^.~
Take care, fellow murasaki fan! ^.^
Leanaleana9101 on April 27th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Sorry for the slow reply ><

I miss Japan sooooo much! I missed home too though... my friends and house and my dog and the food hehe. But i'm going back to Japan this summer! so happy~
Ahhh >< Good luck with your work!
Its perfect ^^ My favorite color before was green but now its green and purple
Yes! Take care :)
Sah-chan: jundogbittingsesquerdo on May 8th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Now, I am the one who is sorry for the late reply! XD
I am happy to know you will be able to go back to Japan in the summer, enjoy it a lot! ^.^ Also, enjoy the good things of being back home while you are there! ^.~
Green and purple, Junba colors, are a good combination too! ^.~
Take care and thank you for all your posts about baseball, they are helping me with the drama! ^.~
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Sah-chan: junbubblessesquerdo on April 7th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment! Yes, I am really lucky for being able to go to Japan twice and for being able to attend a Concert! Japan is really beautiful, if you ever have the chance, go visit it! Take care and all the best!
bob lemonboblemon on April 7th, 2014 12:36 pm (UTC)
As always thanks for your post and for sharing the pictures! I'm glad I could hear about your trip a little more even though I already knew most of it. >_< You surely bought a lot of magazines! And I see all those Onepiece items. XD

I'm really looking forward to the Arafes DVD too. I wish it would come out already!! So impatient!

Hope you're doing well! :)
Sah-chan: juntoshipchandkissclosesesquerdo on April 7th, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, dear! ^.^ Yes, you already knew everything about my trip! XD After all, I will always be grateful for you and for all the help you gave us! ^.^ *hugs*
Oh! I am watching One Piece with Diego now! XD
I am impatient for Arafes DVD too! >.<
Take care, dear, and have a wonderful day because it’s your day! ^.^
marichamaricha74 on April 7th, 2014 11:59 pm (UTC)
oh your report at last!
i just watched just the pics for now and i'm already so excited!!!!!

i'll come back later to read everything
I need to be completely available to savour and be at my fangirling best ^-^
Sah-chan: junbabygoomsesquerdo on April 8th, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Mari-chan! \o/
Nice to see you commenting on my LJ again, thank you for dropping by! ^.^
Well, it’s not exactly a report since it’s quite short and not so detailed, but it works was a register of my memories to me! ^.~ If you want to know more details that are note here, you can ask me anything about the trip ok?! ^.~
Take care, dear, and have a nice week! ^.^
blind_maidenblind_maiden on April 9th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
hugs!!Many many HUGS!!
(warm hugs!)
You posted!! Yes!!
Oh! Well, I know everything (hehe), but it's really nice to see tis lovely fanart with you, Diego and the gundam!! I mean, it's all true! It was not a dream! \o/
So many pictures, so many memories...
It was really lovely, wasn't it?
I really hope you can go again (and again, and again,...)
Oh, darling, I'm really happy you've posted!

I hope I can see more posts from you (and hope I can post too!)
Darling, we wil see each other soon \o/

warm hugs!
Sah-chan: shunjunbfsesquerdo on April 9th, 2014 06:09 pm (UTC)
Shun-chan! \o/
Thanks for your lovely comment! ^.^ Yes, you know everything! ^.~ I am happy that I was able to post too! ^.^ And I also hope to see a post from you in the future! ^.~
Japan again?! That would be another dream coming true! ^.~
Take care, dear and all the best and all the luck with everything!
*hugs* and *warm hugs*
mskbbyrainbowpursuits on April 13th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
This is such a lovely post with all the lovely photos! :-) I can still feel your happiness and excitement in the words in this post! :-) Omedetou, Nee-chan! :-) Thank you for sharing, it is almost like I went there myself! :-) I'm sure this is a very special trip for you in more ways than one! :-) I feel so happy reading this post! :-) Thank you, Nee-chan! :-)
Sah-chan: arashichibiredsesquerdo on April 16th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Mouto-chan! \o/
Thanks for your comment! ^.^ I know it’s pretty short for a report, but it’s enough to make me remember the nice moments! ^.^ It sure was a special trip! *.* I hope I can visit Japan again and, maybe, meet you there next time! ^.~
Take care, Mouto-chan! *hugs*
PS: I replied your message!
mskbbyrainbowpursuits on April 13th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
You look good together in the art! :-)
Sah-chan: arashiredwhitesesquerdo on April 16th, 2014 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words! *blushes*
Fiona ღ: Junotshifionasan on April 19th, 2014 07:43 pm (UTC)
Heya Sha-chan!! XD

Omedetou, I am soooo happy for you and can see how excited and happy you are. Thank you so much for sharing so many wonderful memories and photos, everything seem so amazing and made me want to plan my trip to Japan even more now. I love how you and your boyfriend are in Juntoshi colors in the fanart and RL attire, you make one adorable couple. I wish you both happiness forever. :D

Also, wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter filled with new joys and new promises… and blessed with love and happiness!

Hugs and kisses!! XD

P.S. I did receive your messages and will get back to you soon. :)
Sah-chan: juntoshibwbitesesquerdo on May 8th, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Fiona-chan! \o/
Thank you so much for your comment and for your sweet words! ^.^ It was really a wonderful trip and Japan is such a beautiful country, I love it! I really hope you can travel there in the future! ^.~
Hehehe, actually, the fanart is based on clothes we wear in RL! XD Like I told you once, I really do love blue and purple! ^.~
I hope you are doing fine and that you had a wonderful Easter, full of peace, love and chocolate eggs! ^.~
Don’t worry, take your time with the reply!
Take and all the best, Fiona-chan! ^.^