Monday, June 21, 2010

A few goodies from Japan

Hi everyone, I'm finally back from Japan! My husband and I spent 10 days in Japan, and 2 weeks in Malaysia to see my family.

In Japan, we visited Tokyo and Kyoto. We also spent a day visiting Mt.Fuji and Hakone. My personal favourite was Kyoto. I LOVE it there! Such a beautiful city. I love how it's surrounded on three sides with mountains. The temples and gardens there were gorgeous. I found Japan extremely expensive, so to save money we tried to walk as much as possible. This lets us see the cities really well. We got lost a couple of times walking in Kyoto, but it allowed us to stumble upon neighbourhoods and we got to see how people lived there.

I'll post up some pics from my holiday in the next post, but first here's a quick post on some things I got from Japan. I didn't buy many things for myself due to everything being so expensive. I mostly bought gifts for my family, which are not included in this post.

First up is a powder foundation from Jill Stuart. I'm in love with the packaging... and the powder itself is silky smooth and fine.

My husband bought me this beautiful umbrella from a quaint shop in Kyoto.

I love the shops in Kyoto, and bought little souvenirs such as this geisha bookmark from there.

From the Sanrio store I bought this cute Little Twin Stars cosmetics pouch. I also found an amazing Hello Kitty necklace with little diamantes, but I don't have a picture of it!

The stationary in Japan were so cute. In this pen below, one of his ears activates a red colour ink, the other a black ink.

I also bought numerous snacks such as this cherry blossom and green tea flavoured kit-kats...yummy


  1. Really cute goodies you got from Japan! I wish, I have the possibility to travel there (let's say Asia in general) soon!

    Did you also get some makeup from Japan? Hehe... :)

  2. HOLY SHIZ!! I'd KILL for that sakura/macha kitkat!!!! *steals*

  3. Oh they have the most amazing and varied kit kats over there, I even did a post on it!!! Anyway it sounds like you had a lovely time. Did you see any geishas in Kyoto?? And I love all the Hello Kitty goods they have there. Thanks for following, I'm your newest follower!

  4. the umbrella is quite nice! and unique, never seen something like that here. and I soo wanna go to japan and shop! love the kit kats btw

  5. Such cute souvenirs :D And I'm so totally envious of a trip to Japan T_T

  6. I know this is a bit late but.. WELCOME BACK!!!
    Japan must have been wonderful. I've never been but I hope I get a chance to go someday.
    Nice items! I love Jill Stuart packaging. It's just too cute. Let us know how that powder works out for you. I've always heard good things about it on blogger. Your umbrella and Hello Kitty pouch is cute too. I remember my favorite Hello Kitty character was the Twin Stars. That's what the twins were called right? So adorable.

    What kind of Kit Kats were you able to find? I can't stop buying them! I recently bought Milk Tea and Framboise. Yummy!

    <3s Serena.

  7. You found lovely things.. <3
    I wanna try Jill Stuart's stuff some day!