Wednesday, January 28, 2015


When we're done ogling at everything in Musee du Petit Prince, we walked to the nearest convenience store to find an ATM machine. Little did I know that  it's going to be a step to a  聖地 巡礼 / seichi junrei of Hakone, the setting of Evangelion's Tokyo III. I don't have any idea about animés to be honest. I am fond of kawaii stuff but not otaku at all. Watching series bothers me, I feel like it's a chore sometimes. So thanks to my good friends who share their knowledge about this world to me. I'm sure if I was alone I will just ignore all of these but now.. I could never delete the fact that my otaku eye has been opened. 

You could find all these things inside the special Lawson Tokyo III store that we found close to Musee du Petit Prince. There are four other Lawson stores like this in Hakone. 

This is Owakudani, a volcanically active area which is famous for their kurotamago or black eggs. According to Otakumode, this is also the place where Shinji ended up after he ran away from home.

This is Lake Ashi, on it's aerial shot, that was the scenery when the 6th angel came flying. 

Before leaving, Carly introduced me to Eva-ya or Evangelion specialty store in Hakone. It's located on the first floor of Hakone-Yumoto station.

Wondering how to go to Hakone? Read my previous post here.

This Evangelion store is heaven for the fans. I was tempted to get the Hello Kitty x Eva cookies but I didn't know who to share it with last time so I didn't buy it. Any Eva fans out there who would want to receive any of these as souvenirs?

I told you, what I knew, I could never un-know. When I went to Parco for the Pokémon café, I saw these.

You can find these at the first floor of Parco Shibuya and at the third floor, close to Parco museum. If you like any of these characters, please let me know? I would love to get to know them, too.


Shirakawa-go (means village) is famous for being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are known for their Gassho-Zukuri, a house built of wooden beams combined to form a steep thatched roof that resembles two hands together. There's another village similar to Shirakawago that's in Gokayama, Toyama prefecture, and it's also announced as a World Heritage Site in 1995. Unfortunately, I haven't been there. Someday..

In this kind of blog post, I just don't want to explain anything and I just to let the photos speak for themselves. Shirakawa-go is unbelievably beautiful. And at that moment that I've first laid my eyes on the scenery, all I wanna do is to look up and give thanks. Although, it was said that you could find Gassho-Zukuri houses in other parts of Japan, what made Shirakawa-go special is the snow! It's just perfect! Thus in this area, they call these houses Kiritsuma-Gassho-Zukuri to be specific. If there's one thing that I could advise, it's to visit here during winter.