I hope you all had a great weekend! It was another three day weekend for me, which I love, and I met up with a friend from college. She’s currently studying in Tokyo and made a trip down to my area for the weekend.
On Saturday, we met up in Nagoya. We ate a very Japanese meal at a place called Denny’s (just kidding) before heading off to castle viewing and shopping.
When we got to Nagoya Castle, a show called the Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai just started, so we sat down to watch. It was a fun show with a mix of martial arts and dancing. After, we were able to take a picture with one of the performers and naturally, we went for the cutest guy. We waited about 30 minutes to get a picture with him. Everyone stopped to have a conversation with him after they took a picture, but we couldn’t… We didn’t know what we would say to him!
For dinner, we ate at a make your own okonomiyaki and monjayaki place. I tried monjayaki for the first time and loved it! It was fun to be able to make your own okonomiyaki and I must say, mine didn’t turn out as badly as I thought it would.
For the rest of the night and the next day, we did a TON of shopping. I won’t be able to eat out for the next few weeks or so, in order to save up for my next trips, ah! But, it was definitely a well deserved shopping spree. I think I’ve been working hard and I’ve held off on shopping until this weekend. Plus, I need to invest in some winter clothes because I have… two things (now).
I had fun showing Gaby around my area and was able to explore more places this weekend. Hopefully, I can go and visit Tokyo some time soon. I haven’t been to Tokyo very much, both during this trip and my previous trip, so I’m due for a visit soon.
I love three day weekends because it gives me more time to travel and see more things, while giving me an extra day to relax. I’m sad that there are only a few more left in the year! I need to make the best use out of all my normal weekends now.