IrasshAICAse: The Japan 2016 Instagram Photodump

おはよう ございます!

How are y’all doing? I hope you’re feeling well because it’s just the start of the year! We’re glad to leave 2016 behind and move on to 2017. (Not that it treated me or you badly, but it f**ed up society as a whole.) It’s only the first week of January, yet I’m already tired. I blame myself though, since I slept for only 5 hours on some nights. Can you blame me, though? Two Sundays passed since I left Japan!

Two weeks in, but I still have (the good kind of) fever. I can still hear the female voiceover in the train stations announcing where the doors open. Hidari for left, migi for right. Then I still remember that woman at the Daikoku Drug Store where I bought most of my makeup at. And I can’t forget every bowl of ramen I took in the entire country!

I know y’all are waiting for the main course. But here’s the starters. All photos are from my Instagram. (If you’re not following me yet–why though?!–it’s @aicstheticist.)

Shameless Selfies

Of course it ain’t an Instagram without the selfies. I took like, 283 of them, but only two made the light of day. You’ll see more of them later on, though.

 

excite

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This was before we departed Manila. Even my mascara’s excited: Can’t you see how it ran from my eyes?

I’d like to interrupt my tri-curated scheme because of the killer selfie lighting #IrasshAICAse

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 Our hotel in Tokyo had one window that gave way to amazing selfie lighting. It was our last day in Japan too, so might as well take one.

 

Transitgram

Taking photos of terminals is part of the waiting game. I should’ve brought a book along with me, TBH. Let’s not forget how the retrograde can drain battery quicker than usual… But I didn’t regret taking all these.

 

Just so you know how that went:

 

When the sky decides to be aesthetic #IrasshAICAse

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KIX is my color palette. #IrasshAICAse

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Even the train station is aesthetic。#IrasshAICAse

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One thing I regret during this trip is my train photos. Not that they’re ugly, but I spent 90% of Day 1 or 2 mostly taking ninja shots of people on the train… Nothing really special. Yet we all know Japan is more than their fabulous railway system.

 

Sightseeing: The City

Japan’s urban scene is colorful and sleek. Since I’m a city girl, I don’t find anything new with concrete jungles. But Japan? They step up a whole new game with their cities.

 

My diet is a work of art. #IrasshAICAse

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And sadly they’re not a part of my diet at all 🙁

The Osaka Castle from afar 🙏🏻 #IrasshAICAse

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Today’s destination: Universal Studios Japan 🌎🇯🇵 #IrasshAICAse

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Hogwarts is real and don’t believe anyone who says otherwise #IrasshAICAse

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Where my Hogwarts letter at?

おはよう清人 #IrasshAICAse

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When the hotel is your color palette. #IrasshAICAse

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This hotel though, I’m in love!

Me as a lifestyle #IrasshAICAse

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Fudo kaato! #IrasshAICAse

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こんばんわ、東京! あなたが大好き💕 #IrasshAICAse

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Sightseeing: Town

Cultural heritage is vital to a country’s survival in the modern age. Most of the pics from here were taken in Kyoto.

 

In the grove, feeling like I’m in Rashomon. #IrasshAICAse

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When you wanna go down for an adventure but then they said there was a bear… #IrasshAICAse

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⛩🙏🏻🇯🇵 #IrasshAICAse

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Feeling safe and sound under the shrine 🙏🏻 #IrasshAICAse

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⛩ お願いします。#IrasshAICAse

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Typical Tourist Shots

And of course, non-selfies.

 

A tale of two three sisters.

If I were in Game of Thrones… #IrasshAICAse

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Dream car (dream lang) 😇 #IrasshAICAse

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Foreigner Fashion

I’m not really into fashion as much as the true-blue fashion bloggers are. But I wanna look my best when I’m in another country because it’s for me and my photos and the hafus I might attract. I only uploaded 3 OOTD’s, because I got too lazy to update LOL.

 

2016.12.26 #OOTD #IrasshAICAse

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Day 2 OOTD #IrasshAICAse

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(Side note: I’m so happy a cute hafu noticed me while I looked like this like yas!)

 

Day 3 #OOTD #IrasshAICAse

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Fuji-San

We were very lucky to see Mt. Fuji in its glory! I don’t care if I took this with just my phone ‘coz I was happy to see it from the shinkansen! I anticipated that the weather won’t cooperate, but at least I saw this somehow. I’ve never seen anything as perfect as this volcano.

 

Checking this off my nonexistent bucket list! #IrasshAICAse

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That’s about it for now. Stay tuned for the main course 🙂

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