Hello everyone! I just came back from Tokyo yesterday and I'll share with you my adventures here over the next few weeks, probably months.
While it does feel nice to be home in Singapore, I can’t help but to miss Japan already. There is this incredible energy in Japan that I barely got to tap into. Without a doubt, I’m going back. I feel like I have so much left to explore and discover.
As i just said, the energy here is so incredible. I’m really going to miss that. Exploring Tokyo has been such an awesome experience. Shibuya, Harajuku, Roppongi, Ginza, and of course Shinjuku, all have so much to offer. I can really see how business in Tokyo flourishes because the Japanese culture creates conditions to do so. I am full of gratitude for being able to explore the city of Tokyo and learn about the country’s culture.
I am finally sharing one of my most memorable experiences of my life: the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Osaka, Japan. I am a Harry Porter fan and I have watched all movies over my growing years. Last year, i got a chance to step into Universal Studios Japan. I felt like I was teleported into a wonderland that never fail to thrill me every second.
I was so impressed. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was freaking mind blowing and everything you ever wanted it to be. It wasn’t like visiting a movie set or a theme park, it was a completely all encompassing world of magic. As you walk down the tree lined path towards the entrance way of Hogsmeade the theme music begins to make your toes tingle with excitement and you feel like a first year student about to see the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first time. The second you walk through that archway into Hogsmeade you are no longer in Universal Studio. I mean, the rest of the Universal Studio theme park is exactly like being on a cheesy studio set but Hogsmeade is a working town with a towering life sized Hogwarts perched on a huge cliff in the distance.
When you have a chance to go there, you must have fun. You don’t know when you’re going to return to the Wizarding World again, so soak in every moment, enjoy every minute, and don’t be shy to act totally crazy because, trust me, it’s going to be worth it.
Oh yes, one more thing: always keep your magic wand on hand, just in case Voldemort suddenly shows up as you wander about!
A freelance Singapore-based travel photographer / photojournalist. I seek the extraordinary, but finds beauty in the everyday. Life is interesting, capture it.
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