This is a re-post from my old blog (now inactive) that I kept when I was in Japan previously, and part of the Flashback Friday series! ^_^
An apt time to re-post since it is blazing hot now! Darn you, El Nino!
Please excuse the photos. I was in a phase where I just discovered photoshop actions and had a little too much fun with it hahahaha.
Originally written on 16 August 2009
On Friday, we crawled up early at 5.30am to head to… Water Adventure Tokyo Summerland!
streets completely deserted. but trusty macs is always open!
have you ever seen the yamanote train so empty?
the name of this station always cracks me up
taking this photo cost us our train…
which was 22 mins later D:
at akigawa, waiting for the bus to summerland
the entrance ticket looks like some flyer you would throw away without a second glance
check out how empty it is today… this is only one of the many carparks
welcome to summerland.
the wave pool is on the left which goes off on the hour. we went a total of 3 times! i swear there were HUNDREDS of people each time. mad crowded.
after lots of water rides (indoor and outdoor), it’s time for food!
find a place to sit and eat, if you can
japanese think of everything. this is to dry your costumes/towel/etc so that it doesn’t stink up too badly.
just put it in…
… close cover and press button for 10-20 seconds, and it’s done.
it really works!
there are mats everywhere. indoors, outdoors, EVERYWHERE. people will just leave their belongings there, in complete trust no one will take them.
summerland has dry rides too. here is an ancient cabin thing that will bring you right to the top, then plunge down the rails. it made so much noise and shook so much that we feared more for the machine giving way than the actual ride itself
a magic carpet ride. i was sitting at the corner and nearly slipped out of the seat and plunged to my death because the safety bar lifted when we dropped downwards!
ugh. didn’t like this. made Fu and I feel wooky
cute kiddy ride with way overgrown kids
most pointless maze ever to be built
300yen for a horror house smaller than a PSA container. pass.
more spinning? pass.
mumu and maha went on it without us.
people who like spinning rides boggle my mind
at Hachioji station for dinner
fu’s teriyaki chicken and mayonnaise pizza. super yums!
mine. predictably seafood.
maha’s second serving. what’s with the super chunky potatoes!
… and it’s a wrap!!!
It was almost 12am by the time we turned in! Super tiring but super fun day :D
And that was a piece of our history :) Fu looks exactly the same hor? Lol.
Can I just say… aren’t my recent photos a billion and ninety two times better compared to those above? Ahahahaha!
Ahhh, looking at these photos, I’d love to charge down a slide on a donut float into refreshing waters now!