Monday, May 30, 2016

Onsens, Lego, Castles and Wasabi!

From Aomori we caught a long train with big windows. On the train we heard two people play the shamisen and sing Japanese songs. It was beautiful scenery.

I climbed a huge rock near the sea. Then we caught a bus to the forest and we saw some lakes. One of the lakes was so clear and blue. In the afternoon we had an onsen bath outside by the sea. The bath water was rusty.

We had a traditional Japanese dinner and we slept on futons on tatami straw mats.

We caught a Shinkansen back to Tokyo.

On Sunday we went to Legoland Discovery Centre in Odaiba. We learned how Lego was made and saw Lego Tokyo city. It was better than Mr Weldon's city. It had working lights, a moving ferry, working Godzilla and sumo wrestlers. I made a Lego racing car and a train.

Later we went to the Sony ExploraScience Centre. I learned how mobile telephones communicate with each other and about sound waves. There was a smiling competition as well.

We went to see the giant robot statue and ate dinner.

I had a great day because I got to go to Legoland Discovery Center.

Yesterday I went to a wasabi farm. Wasabi plants grow in boggy soil. They were planted in stones with water flowing in between.

I ate a wasabi croquette burger and I tried wasabi ice cream. It was disgusting but I really like wasabi, especially wasabi peas. They are spicy.

Afterwards we went to Matsumoto and we climbed up to the top of a castle. The floor was made of wood and the were lots of ladders. There were square windows that were used shooting guns out of. Arrows were shot out of the rectangular windows. We saw guns and bullets and Samurai armour.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Flying to Japan

We had to get up at 4:30 AM in the morning. We drove to the airport and we caught a flight to the Gold Coast.  At the Gold Coast we played  on the beach. The beach was lovely and smooth. The  sand was soft and  it made a  squeaking sound whenever you jumped in it.

After that we flew to Japan.  We travelled for over 8 hours and I felt bored.

We arrived in Japan  and caught a train to Shinjuku. I was very tired.


We caught a Shinkansen all the way to Aomori at the top of Japan. Shinkansens can go 320 kilometres per hour.

At Aomori we visited the Nebuta Museum which had lots of floats made of paper. They were very colourful and were lit up. 

Afterwards we went to the apple shop and  dad and I ate ice cream.