Finally, I am here with part 2...
Ok, first I must say Japan is really an interesting place to go, I would go again a thousand times. I only regret, not to have known much about it before I went...
And not being able to understand anything in a place it is quite interesting too ha ha, never happened to me before..
The Narita airport is probably the best I've seen, maybe because everyone is so nice and everything happens fast and easy. Everybody smiles and is nice, they make you feel so welcome.
No matter how many times I look at a map it is too hard to go anywhere, not even looking at the sign "you are here" and then look around and I am like "where?" So, forgot about it and started walking around trying my best to find the ways, this kind of map I am talking about are airport maps or station maps, signs are much better so you can't get lost by following them..
This may sound very stupid, but there are Japanese absolutely everywhere, in the flight to Narita I think I was the only one who was not Japanese *lol*
From then on, anywhere I went Japanese people and lots, so it was cool, well even they could not speak to me, or if they understood me, found very hard to say something I could understand... I was very surprised how hard everyone tries to speak English and help me, everywhere I asked for help of course, otherwise, noone looks at you XP
Ok, things that became a nightmare:
1st: suitcase, next time I'll take my backpack (the one I used there everyday) and that's it! Trying to find an Exit with escalator or elevator it gets complicated, besides Shinkansen has no room for suitcases, so forget it..I saw Keita carrying his huge one into Shinkansen on video the other day, and even he goes on Green Car, no difference, no room, so I don't really know where he puts them ha ha, I guess some crew staff will sacrifice his leg room for Kei's bags! *lol*
By the way I once was in a Green Car by mistake, even my ticket was for regular, not big difference, so I really don't quite understand paying such a big difference unless company pays (like Keita's) or you are rich, the other seats are as good..
2nd: Time, had to buy a watch to be able to catch the correct train at the exact time, after of course taking the incorrect Shinkansen the first day, and a few other trains later by being at the correct platform at the incorrect time :P (probably about 1 minute and 37 seconds earlier)
But, if you have a watch and eyes for finding the signs, it is all fine..And also, knowing the colour of your train helps..
3rd: Money, notes are very big so I had to buy a wallet too, I dislike wasting time buying a ticket, it is not hard to work it out, but only did it once: the first day at my arrival to Osaka when took the subway to the hotel. Next day was Osaka concert :D Later I just bought a card you can top up with money anytime you want. And you go, the machines just charge you whatever they assumed way you took to get from the moment you went by machine first time, to wherever you went by machine to exit, ha ha, sorry nothing is funny, is just that you can take many many different ways because there are so many lines usually :P
All the rest, weather was amazing, hot, but amazing, I imagine if I go again I won't be able to do it in September, meaning it will have to be July, only July, and apart from hotter than when I was there (oh no, I faint just to think Japan can be hotter than that ^^; ), the rain can become a problem..
Concert, concert stuff, I already mentioned that it was there when I understood how Vision Factory makes their money *lol* tickets for concerts are fine, but the stuff they sell! Too expensive and many not really worth it, at all...The DVDs and CDs are more expensive than you can get at CDJapan, etc., so not good idea to buy there...
Present boxes are lovely, full of love from the fans. I did not take any presents! Sorry Kei ^^;
...I just teared two pages of my planner, which I would have never, EVER done before under ANY other circumstances and wrote something, my friend translated it in Japanese and I put it into Keita's box... Before I did that, I said to my friend "oh no, now I want to keep it, because you wrote it" and she said "No" and I said "Yes" and she said "Noo, this is your only chance, put it in the box" So ok, put it there with all the hope he would read it *lol* Please Keita, if you didn't, give it it back! LOL
My friend was shocked that they don't give us bags, so you have to buy their own, ha ha, I planned to buy it anyways :D and that was a good price...The light was lovely but I gave it to my niece :D who could not come with me this time :(
All the stuff I kept
I saw this waaaaaaaay before I went and I so much wanted to buy it, it is really, REALLY nice..
The less expensive top, I felt I had to get one, and it was a new colour on that day, Small sold out, so I bought Medium, big but it's ok..
Sweet towel, lovely.. ( I also bought it in orange for my 7 year old niece)
The bag, I also saw this before I went, and I wished this colour was available :D ( I also bought one in Orange, smaller size for my niece)
Book, maybe not worth it really, but I wanted it ;__; (I also bought a set of 5 photos of Keita for my niece)
Book cover.. ( 3000 yen ToT )
First concert... OSAKA!! It happened that they said the news to go to Hong Kong this day and and were on their news..So lucky to find this...
This is the first concert I went and there it was gorgeous Keita with horrible hair and still soooo lovely and of course I got to see the whole concert, got there just in time ^^ XP..