Japan 2024: teamLab Borderless TOKYO

3rd June 2024

Dear Chibi,

We’re back from our first overseas trip with P-chan and what an amazing 19 days it’s been! I almost forgot what it felt like to fly since my last trip was 7 years ago, and of course the whole experience is different now with a little one. We had planned this trip pretty last minute, with Hubby doing all the heavy-lifting with research, flight and accomodation bookings and getting us around Japan’s confusing public transport system. Pretty sure he’s a pro now XD. Hubby and I have always been fond of Japan so we knew we had to go again (even though we’ve been warned it’s harder with kids). Plus, the dollar is just too good at the moment to pass!

We stayed at 5 different cities, starting from Tokyo then travelling to Hakone, Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka. Hubby and I also celebrated our birthdays and Mothers Day. So many highlights. So many delicious food! We had an ice-cream/dessert almost everyday *drools*. I’ll be posting a series of blog entries to share a snap shot of our trip. The first in the series is our time at teamLab Borderless: MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM. How fitting that Vivid’s on right now in Sydney, since this exhibition definitely had Vivid vibes!

How cool is this entrance? It wasn’t until I saw Hubby’s pictures that I realised how the text is floating on top. Wow :O

teamLab Borderless is a world of artworks without boundaries, a “museum without a map”. So as we wandered around from room to room.. the artworks moved around as well. Kinda gives you FOMO though! There were plenty of hidden rooms also. They say to revisit the rooms at different times to see how the artworks interact with each other. From floor to ceiling each room was filled with so many interesting projections it really did take you to another world (Ironic because I forgot I was in Japan! haha.)

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Part 2: Azabu Juban Summer Night Festival & Sailor Moon Real Life Locations

29th August 2014

Part 1: I flew to Japan for the Sailor Moon Musical (and it was awesome!)

Dear Chibi,


On Sunday 24th August, Kaz and I dressed up in a Yukata to experience Japan’s Summer Festival for the first time!! And what better festival to check out, than the one in Azabu Juban where the story Sailor Moon is set? We managed to find these Yukata sets in Harajuku (Takeshita Dori) for a reasonable price. We’ve never worn one before, but luckily thanks to youtube, it wasn’t too difficult and was a lot of fun to wear! We met up with Brad in the afternoon at Hiroo Station, who then took us around to several Sailor Moon real life locations! YOU ARE AWESOME BRAD, THANK YOU :D!

Arisugawa No Miya Memorial Park

A lot of scenes from Sailor Moon took place in this park :D



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Part 1: I flew to Japan for the Sailor Moon Musical (and it was awesome!)

29th August 2014

Dear Chibi,

I’m finally back from my “SAILOR MOON TRIP TO JAPAN” adventure~ flying to Tokyo for the Sailor Moon Musical :D Instead of always ‘wishing I was there’, I decided I was going to make it happen this time. The idea itself excited me just as much as being there :D Sailor Moon is one of my most favourite things ever, so being able to watch a live show for its 20th Anniversary, meeting other moonies, buying merch and shopping in Tokyo in general (I LOVE JAPAN)~ was going to be great. So the journey begins, with just me and Kaz (my twin sister) who’s also into Sailor Moon!

Unfortunately, the trip didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. The moment I got off the plane from Narita Airport, I was hit with the crazy humidity and 36°C heat and got sick… so sick that I end up wasting an entire day lying on a couch without air con :’D Thankfully, Kaz came home that night with some dinner and meds for me :D She spent the day exploring Shibuya herself.


Kaz with our 7-Eleven dinner :’D We stayed in Shin-Okubo.

The next day was the day of the the Musical~ Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon: Petite Étrangèr :D :D Brad helped us and Cycyn get tickets to the first show, so we met up to see it together. Both Brad and Cycyn have been my long-time online Sailor Moon friends, and it was my first time meeting Cycyn in person!! SHE IS SO CUTE AND BUBBLY!! AHHH I’M SO HAPPY I COULD FINALLY MEET HER :D!! (She’s even appeared in my dream before…lol that sounds kinda creepy XD)


Me with Brad (MoonKitty)!


Kaz and Cycyn


We dropped by several stores in Shibuya to check out Sailor Moon merch :D


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