Godzilla / Kyohayashiya Green Tea Shaved Ice

Roppongi Midtown
Flurry of activities in Roppongi Hills but just about 15 minutes away at Roppongi Midtown, they have their own version of summer activities too. Exhibits featuring the 3 biggest matsuri in Tohoku area like the Boat floats in Aomori

Roppongi Midtown
Where gigantic floats made with paper and artistically painted by hand and paraded in Aomori during the Matsuri.

Roppongi Midtown
Sendai’s Tanabata Matsuri.

Roppongi Midtown
Yamagata’s lantern matsuri where they would parade these lanterns where 1 person would balance it.

Godzilla Roppongi Midtown
Photo credit to my friend for this photo, where Godzilla also hit Roppongi Midtown.

Godzilla Roppongi Midtown
Also another character installed to promote the movie.

Godzilla Roppongi Midtown
Oh, are you scared?

Godzilla Roppongi Midtown
Even the tail was so intricately placed.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
Next would be joining the long line for the famous shaved ice from Kyoto.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
It was stated that one order person, no sharing. The shaved ice portion was HUGE! They even provided a small plate where you can move your green tea ice cream over before the fluffy shaved ice collapsed.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
Brown sugar shaved ice.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
Condensed milk shaved ice topped with green tea ice cream.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
See! Really fluffy but it was too big for me.

Kyoto Shaved Ice Roppongi
It was a really hot day but by the time we were done, we were all shivering from the cold. The shaved ice though expensive (almost 1000JPY for one) but lots of surprises were in hold for us, like the green tea ice cream, fluffy shaved ice and of course the mochi and red beans buried inside.

Address:京はやしや 東京ミッドタウン店東京都港区赤坂9-7-3 東京ミッドタウン ガレリア B1F

66 Doraemons in Roppongi Hills

Doraemon
As part of the Asahi Summer Festival and also to promote the latest Doraemon movie, there are 66 Doraemons statues dotted around the Roppongi Hills.

Doraemon Roppongi Hills
This event runs till August 24 so you can still catch them if you arrive in Tokyo before than.

Doraemon Roppongi Hills
Definitely a must go if you are a Doraemon fan, even if you are not watching these cute Doraemons in different poses would bring a smile to you.

Doraemon
OMG! So cute…….

ドラえもん
Do you know that Doraemon was originally YELLOW? Errmmmm, I didn’t know. I thought the yellow one is his sister but Sushi san was like NOOOOOOO! His sister has a ribbon on her, Doraemon was originally yellow but cos his ears was bitten away by a mouse (that is why he is scared of mice!) and so he was so upset with his loss of ears that he turned blue. Gosh, am I deprived of a childhood cos I really didn’t know this little piece of history. However, I am glad he turned blue cos he looks much cuter!

進化活性光線 Yロウ
All 66 Doraemons are in different pose with his gadgets that he brought from the Modern world.

翻訳こんにゃく
Translating Konyaku, able to speak all kinds of language after eating this

神さまロボット
Robotic god who can grant you 3 wishes but if you don’t use it carefully, there are dire effects.

独裁スイッチ 復原光線
Dictatorship switch which can erase people from the earth and reversible light which fixes things to their original state

本物図鑑
Imagine all your pictures coming to life.

強力うちわ風神
Fan that have the power of wind

モードもりあげ楽団
Raise the mood band.

ミニ雨雲
with this it can bring you rain and thunder.

ミチビキエンゼル
Need some real judgement? Ask the angel.

チューケンパー
Dog that remains loyal to the person it first lay its eyes on.

ソノウソホント
Need to tell a lie?

ウソ800
Things would be opposite to what you say.

あいあいパラソル
When 2 goes under this umbrella, the person on the right would like the person on the left.

Doraemon Roppongi Hills
One of the more famous tools, would be the Anki Pan where you would remember all you need for class after eating it.

タケコプター
Take-copter that would let you fly!

ミニドラえもん
REally cute isn’t it, mini Doraemons, Doraemon’s little helpers.

どこでもノア
Of course, the really famous Bring you anywhere door. With this we can go anywhere we want.

Doraemon Roppongi Hills
The latest Doraemon movie was released in Japan on August 8 in 3D/2D

I went to watch the 3D version, apparently in JApan the cost of the tickets included the 3D glasses which you can bring home. You can watch future 3D movies by not paying extra anymore and you can keep using your own glasses. As stated in the ad, this movie would bring tears to you and it did as some parts was really touching and it also kinda like a main summary of how Doraemon entered into Nobita’s life and how he ended up when he grew up due to Doraemon’s help.

Asahi Television Summer Festival

Asahi TV summer Fair
During August, not only you get to see a lot of fireworks but there are also alot of activities for family and children since school’s out for summer vacation and most working adults also get their week off during the Obon period. Since I have to wait 2 hours for my Ice bottle cola, I decided to swing in to check out the summer festival.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Asahi TV’s mascot.

Asahi TV summer Fair
First up is the interactive screen that adds on a snorkelling mask on you when you are infront of the screen and get fishes to swim around you.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Studio set of one of the variety show, I think…not too sure about this.

Asahi TV summer Fair
From August 21, there would 4 days of documentary on a day of how a gold medalist swimmer is trained in Japan. They printed a 50m pool length on the floor and asked you to walk the length.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Likely some performances at different times of the day.

Asahi TV summer Fair
First activity I checked out was the moon movie sponsored by Pocari Sweat.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Come October 2015, the Pocari Sweat Dream capsule would be sent up to the moon for 30 years with messages written by people and engraved onto metal plate and locked in a Pocari can.

Asahi TV summer Fair
The can can only be opened by the “ring”, this is the look of the time capsule that would be sent up to the moon.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Here we watched a 10 minutes short 3D movie, projected up to the dome shaped roof where all of were lying on bean bags looking up like as if we were out star gazing. A little tiring but really hard.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Next is to check out the pop out activity box of the popular 0 Yen variety show.

Asahi TV summer Fair
This variety show usually send 2 artisites to unpopulated islands in Japan and live there from scratch with no money where they have to make use whatever they can find to survive

Asahi TV summer Fair
Entering you have cross a dangerous river and decide if you want to stick your hand into this to go into the cave.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Totally amazed with this scanner, this corner you can color the fishes and then it would be scanned and spring onto the screen

Asahi TV summer Fair
joining the crew as part of the underwater crowd.

Asahi TV summer Fair
All gathered to defend their own waters against the big bad shark.

Doraemon
Next is being part of the poster of various TV programs.

Asahi TV summer Fair
you just use your hands to flick to the designs you like, then wave to decide if the photo is ok then it would be uploaded immediately to the Facebook page of Asahi TV then you can just download your photos from there.

Doraemon
Of course, there is this big Doraemon event at Roppongi Hills as part of the collaboration for the new Doraemon movie.

Doraemon
I got to visit Nobita’s room and also “sprung” from the same drawer as Doraemon from the future.

Doraemon
Of course, a big part of the summer festival is about this cute little robot cat.

Doraemon
Plenty of merchandise too.

Doraemon
Fancy a Doraemon shoes?

Doraemon
Japanese chess pieces.

Doraemon
Doraemon face masks.

Doraemon
Food.

Asahi TV summer Fair
Lots of food truck choices and this one got a long line, it is actually mashed potato squeezed out to be deep fried as fries where it is crispy on the outside and soft inside.

Asahi TV summer Fair
1 of the star events would be the shaved ice store with all the famous shaved ice stores all under one roof and of course it is really popular as it is really HOT in Tokyo now.

[Summer 2014 ] Ice Bottle Coca Cola Campaign in Tokyo

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

headed out to Roppongi Hills early in the morning hoping to be within 50 people in the line before 10am. Just for this coupon that allows you to buy the limited 50 bottles per day…of….

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

All this work just to try out this Summer novelty item – Ice Bottle Coca Cola

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

Oh you Japan Coca Cola, so evil! Why do Japanese have all these fun ideas?

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

The 50 pieces of coupons are all distributed at 10am (1 coupon per person) but you can only buy it at 12pm. A lucky thing is that they have this Summer festival ongoing right now so it was just perfect (more on that in another post)

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

So finally, at 12pm….everyone who got the coupon rushed to the pop up store to buy their ice bottle even though you can buy it anytime from 12pm – 7pm on that day.

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

It is all just for the fun and novelty. It is a bottle of ice shaped like the Cola bottle which they used the funnel in around 100ml of Cola for you.

All in a day’s of work for this icy bottle priced at 500JPY. A normal 330ml bottle only cost 130JPY in Japan.

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

Perfect shape of the Cola bottle. However, it was damn cold and it was tough to try to take selfies and photos while the bottle melts in your hand.

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

But I wasn’t the only ones busy with photo taking ;)

Ice Bottle Cola Japan Summer 2014

People who didn’t get the chance to buy it was looking at us in envy ( I hope) especially the kids who was scrambling all over to touch the bottles . After you are done just insert your ice bottle into this holder and it would melt away! It was a little pricey for such a bottle of Cola but the experience overwhelms it :)

Tokyo Disneyland Summer goods

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
One of the fun activities for me would be to check out the various goods in Disneyland when I visit. This time, there are a lot of Tanabata goods on sale.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
These goods are only sold for a short period during this festival.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Sticker to stick on your commuter pass.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
more Tanabata goods.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Summer means Donald and Daisy is clothed in Japanese summer clothings.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Cell phone accessories are also summer themed like senbei, shaved ice and even mosquito coils!

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
The usual couple’s love cell phone accessory.

I can’t resist buying this summer limited edition which is Mickey and Minnie in Summer wear with fireworks. Planning to convert them to a keychain istead.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Disney’s yukata can be wore 2 ways as a slip and as a yukata.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Even the cloth bag used to bag the orange jellies can be used with your yukata too. Definitely cute to bring on your fireworks date.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Summer times means a lot of goods like this buzz lightyear’s automated fan.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Cute Winnie the Pooh cookie.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
mickey’s furikake.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Summer times means a lot of cold drinks are served so there was also a lot of plastic cups being on sale.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Glass ware especially see through glass items sell well during summer as people like to use them for their cut fruits, jellies etc.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods

Disney plates.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
winnie the pooh toilet mat.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Alice in wonderland tea pot.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Too cute to use them to wash your dishes.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Marie cat plushies.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Ear rings.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
So loving!

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Of course, alot of new products on once upon a time.

Tokyo Disneyland Summer Goods
Of course, alot of new products on once upon a time.

Tokyo Disneyland – Once a upon a Time

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
The main highlight for this Disneyland trip was to check out the new projection mapping show, Once upon a time, that was just released on May 29 2014.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
since we didn’t the lottery tickets to get to sit in the centre near the castle, we decided to go wait at the outside area that is nearest to the centre of the castle. We were planning to go wait there at 730pm but when we saw the crowd that was already there at 630pm. We decided to stay put and wait along too.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
But we were asked to stand up at 7pm to make more space for people who were streaming in. So imagine that we had to wait by standing for a total of 2 hours. I really patted myself on the back of my shoulder for this.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
But it was worth it. The new illumination show was impressive and definitely a must watch for Disney fans.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
All the stories came to life before the castle

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
Paired with laser lights and some fireworks.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping


Alot of people were videoing the whole show so for those who can’t go there yet, you can check out the video first.

Tokyo Disneyland Projection Mapping
A long and tiring day at the Happiest place on earth :)

Tanabata in Tokyo Disneyland – Part B

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Jessie from Toy Story, the only character that I got up close and personal that day. She was pretty voluptuous isn’t it? We were both staring at her bum :P

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Found ourselves at Westernland

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Decided to check out the canoeing, it was really a 5 minutes of canoeing but mainly the casts were the ones who was paddling hard.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
The view along the way.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Got to meet some of the native Indian community.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Oh we got to spot another one.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Looks like they haven’t discover us yet :P

Tanabata Disneyland July 07

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Disneyland entrance.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
The main reason why we made it back to the Disneyland entrance again was to check out what was the secret sticker using the Happiness Cam app. You can use the app for selfies but if you use it at designated spots in the park than you would get some surprises or animation on your photos. Try it out! :) This was the effect when we took a selfie for the Arabian theme.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Summer decoration.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Summer fair in Tokyo Disneyland.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Summer fair in Tokyo Disneyland.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Traditional vs True Disney fashion.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
We were there for the last day of the Tanabata live show.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
The show that had the characters dressed up for tanabata.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
A chirpy chipmunk.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
The princesses and princes were out to greet the fans too.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Which is your favorite princess and prince?

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Sleeping beauty and her prince.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Some times the cleaners would perform some extra stunts when they are cleaning.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
Time for our early dinner.

Tanabata Disneyland July 07
We were so full from lunch that we shared a dinner of Mickey’s bun .

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