Friday, 25 April 2014

Spa Resort Hawaiians


We took a 3 day holiday to the Spa Resort Hawaiians, this is a large complex with many pools, slides, restaurants, shops and hotels. Its a great place to visit, lots to see and can spend hours in the heated pools!

Check out wiki for more info

See some holiday shots I took.

Our hotel room
This was in the lobby
Japanese Hawaiian dancing girls 
Where we had a buffet lunch
Chocolate fountain, first time I had seen one!
Yup that's a water slide up there inside, went on it, was the only one who did!
Looking out of out room window over Fukashima
Looking the other way
and another one, dunno why I put this one up
The buffet breakfast restaurant 
This is where the English breakfast was served
Japanese Hawaiian dancers
Fire dancers

Japanese girls doing Maori dancing

Naresh asked for a close up, so here it is!

On the bus back home

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Back at Tokyo Dome


Luke turns 3 soon and we wanted to take him to Asobono Land for his birthday, but due to meeting with other friends and a trip away for 3 days we couldn't get there on his birthday so we went today. Check out the photos of Asobono Land, Asobon is play in Japanese.

Lots of bouncing
The ball pit
Photo to show you what it looks like
More play area
This was good, you place the cogs on the wall so they could drive each other
Just to give you an idea what it looked like outside the dome area
Picture tells a 1000 words, its a river :)
Another shot of I dunno
More I dunno, thank goodness digital photos are free!
 Where we had lunch
you guessed it more of I dunno
Kids wet play area
All the times I have been here first time the roller coaster was going
Goes high
and then dam fast!
More roller coaster pics
And more
Can't see it! Oh there it is coming through the hole!
There it is!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Me at Tokyo Dome

Picture tells a thousand words!

and yes I got very wet at the end, kids were to scared to go on and laughed at me when I got soaked, guess I know who made the right decision! Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Chocolate Cake


Our across the road neighbour of who we always bring a small gift for when we travel here gave us this amazing looking chocolate cake!  Check out the photo, I am sure my doctor would not be impressed, although cake and deserts in Japan are not as laden with sugar as NZ. Europeans have gone for sickly sweet!

Enjoy the photo of the cake as much as I did having a small slice opps large slice :)

Earth Quake

At about 7:55am we just had a good earthquake here, rolled on for about 30 seconds!

M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued

A quake with a magnitude of 4.7 struck the Kanto region at 7:53 a.m. Friday. The quake jolted Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba and Tokyo where it registered a 3.
The Japan Meteorological Agency said the quake’s epicenter was was in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of 50 kilometers.
No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage to buildings.
Japan Today

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Out and about


Was out and about and snapped a few photos of the spring day and some late cherry blossoms, enjoy.

 Spring Flowers
 Late Cherry Blossoms
 Old tram for kids to play on
 Cherry Blossom in front of a big steam train
 Playing with the zoom on the camera
The iconic bullet train with a commuter train below