Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Japan- Black eggs and a bit of luxury

OUTFIT 1:
Shirt- Sportscraft
Boots- Aldo
Scarf- Witchery

OUTFIT 2:
Scarf- Witchery
Shirt- Zara
Jeans- Saba

From the amazing and crazy Tokyo we headed up the mountains, and I mean UP, to Gora.  A little town in the Hakone region of Japan near Mt Fuji.  We had splashed out on some insane accommodation here for 2 luxurious nights to celebrate our wedding anniversary.  Boy was it worth it- such a beautifully traditional and amazing place!!  We were even served breakfast and dinner (each a veritable feast) in our room by our housekeeper- very surreal, but extremely awesome : )

It was freeeeeezing cold so a thermal under my woolen dress, plus another shirt on top, plus the jacket and I was barely warm enough for a half-day trip further up the mountain to find black eggs cooked pretty much in a volcano!  Word is they add 7-years to your life. I ate two ; )   Then a wonderful afternoon staying warm and relaxing at our ryokan.

We were given a kimono, puffa vest, special socks and thongs which we were to wear while at the ryokan.  We could even wear it to the village if we wanted too!

 
You can read my review of this dress- HERE

     









58 comments:

  1. Lovely pics, what an amazing experience!


    Happy anniversary!

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  2. Me encantaría ir a Japon! Muy chulas las fotos.

    Primer sorteo en el blog!!
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  3. Japan looks amazing! What a wonderful trip to celebrate your anniversary! Happy Anniversary!

    x
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  4. Great parka and bag!

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  5. Amazing pictures !!! Love your outfit BTW !!!
    Enjoy !!
    Lamia
    http://ginger-chocolateandhoney.blogspot.com/

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  6. what an amazing post girl
    please visit my blog and follow me if you like it!
    xoxo Teo
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  7. Oh my goodness hun! NOSTALGIA OVERLOAD ha. We travelled to Mt Fuji last Summer and did the village walk and nommed on the black eggs (atleast my friends did ha!) Happy belated anni too ^^ Looks like yall has a very exciting and relaxing getaway ^_^

    Eeli

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  8. Your outfits look so comfortable! For me it's sometimes so difficult to make an outfit still look super cute while having it be comfy and warm at the same time and you did such a fab job with both of yours!<33

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  9. I"ve never heard of black eggs. What are they like?

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  10. I love this post as my best friend is from Tokyo. There is something totally amazing about Japan. Have a great day. xo

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  11. Amazing shots & outfits!
    xx Ilka
    http://ilkavontorok.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look so great Michelle!

    Make me want to book a trip to Japan right away!

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
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  13. Wow tolle Bilder, bist richtig hübsch :))

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  14. Amazing bunch of pics! Makes me dream of going to Japan now :)

    Lots of love,
    Anet xxx

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  15. wow those are some amazing photos

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  16. Amazing! I can't wait to go travelling I love looking at everybody's travel adventures. Beautiful pictures, it sounds like an amazing experience!! xx

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  17. Amazing pictures! Love your scarf : )
    kisses

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  18. great photos :)
    ~Natalia
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  19. The scarf and bag caught my eye! I'm loving seeing Japan through your lense. Stunning to say the least! x

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  20. Oh, wow - Japan... A dream destination!^^ Nice photos!^^

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  21. Amazing pictures! I would like to go to Japan someday!

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  22. Great pictures! Lovely! You're very beautiful! <3
    Btw. thanks a lot for your comment on my blog. if you want we can to follow each other,what do you think? ;) kisses

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  23. Amazing pics, you're a lucky girl ;)
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  24. Wow, it all sounds and looks amazing.
    And eggs that add 7 years to your life? Sign me up :)

    Gems x

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  25. Oh wow I hope you're having an amazing trip! And happy anniversary! Love your parka xxx

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  26. beautiful experience and lovely pics!
    Would you like to follow each other?
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    xoxo
    Faby

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  27. Msadaku.blogspot.com says:
    Great outfit, nice blog, follow!

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  28. it looks like youre having a fab time!! love the photos


    xx



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  29. Great pictures! Japan should be amazing!

    xo
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  30. This is awesome :) I found your blog through a friend's blog and I love it! You can probably tell that I'm looking for new blogs haha, if you want to follow each other, let me know in a comment :3 Mine's www.elly-vickere.com

    Hope to speak soon lovely girl! x

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  31. I love your blog. amazing Pics.

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  32. LOVE the parker! You look fantastic on your trip!

    the cherry blossom tree (is that what it was) is beautiful!!!

    Joelyne

    The Sydney Girl

    x

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  33. Hello Michelle happy day,
    Fantastic post.
    I like Japan.
    And yours style love it.
    kiss.
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  34. Looks like such a beautiful experience! I absolutely love the flowers, are they blossoms?


    XxEsther
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  35. Your pictures are really great and i love your OUtfit!! Especially your coat and your scraf!! i think you combined it perfectly with the cute shoes and bag!!

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  36. Wow, this sounds like my dream trip. We're currently trying to plan our holiday for the year but we have so many places we want to visit. How did you book yours? Did you book accommodation separately or all together with flights etc?

    C x

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  37. So jealous of your trip! Hope you had a great time!!

    xx Shardette

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  38. So exciting you're in Japan! Love your parka in the first outfit!

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  39. Very cool!
    Have fun overthere.
    xo.
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  40. Love your outfit and pics!!! You have a new follower now!!! I´ll be so happy if you follow me back¡¡ Kisses & Hugs from Spain

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  41. Amazing pictures! you are like sunshine :)

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  42. It looks like you had a great time in Japan. I can't wait to visit myself. Awesome pictures and I love that coat!

    xo

    Layla
    chicchefblog.com

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  43. That jacket is absolutely great!!!


    xoxo
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  44. very nice outfit..and the pics are so beautiful :)

    wish you a nice day

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  45. lovely food photos! :)

    xx
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  46. Beautiful outfit and pictures! Love your coat!
    Following you now :)


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  47. Hi dear,
    I just found your blog & I just adore it - your sense of style is amazing!!! :)

    If you like my blog too,WE COULD FOLLOW EACH OTHER!!! ;) ;)
    I'LL WAIT YOUR ANSWER ON MY BLOG...WRITE ON MY BLOG IF YOU WANT TO FOLLOW IT!!! :) :) THEN I'LL FOLLOW YOU BACK... ;) ;)

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    xoxoxo,Francesca

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  48. OMG whan an amazing trip!!!
    awesome pictures!

    J'adore:)

    Mic.-

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  49. lovely photos you look great!

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  50. On my blogroll ,the first shot of you looked like you had grown a beard! :) I'm so glad that it was just the fur on your gorgeous coat.

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  51. You have a very amazing trip! Love your outfit too :)


    Please do visit my site if you have time.
    xx Geneva
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  52. I love these pictures. Looks like so much fun!!!

    I'll be traveling to Melbourne in June. I'm so excited, I can hardly wait!

    Courtney

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  53. great pictures and you look lovely! just came across your blog for the first time and you sure have great taste :)

    xx
    soph

    http://theforgestyle.blogspot.com

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  54. Fantastic scarf, im glad you had a wonderful time in Japan :)

    Cymone
    xo

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  55. Looks like a really fun trip!

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