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13th April 2012

Touchdown in Japan-11th April

Relief blew through our heads as the plane touched down. The plane journey had not been the most comfortable plane journey and we were all overjoyed about finally reaching our destination. We couldn’t wait until we put our feet down in Japan.

img_8970Our minds were buzzing with excitement. We were experiencing quite a change in the weather. We had just spent a week in Singapore where the climate was boiling. Like when the Philippines meets Texas. Only hotter. Then we step outside into Japan where the weather for us is just like the weather back at home. Not too hot and not too cold. We loaded up our bags onto the coach and sped off in the early morning to our destination. Our Hotel.

We reached the rather late breakfast with a variety of foods to choose from, but most chose the same- fried chicken and chips or pasta. There were many other foods to choose from but some avoided the food that seemed to be too extreme. Others took a risk and chose them. For some this was our second breakfast after our rather long flight though some people slept sleep on the aeroplane.

The day passed by with excitement and joy. We had many things to look forward too over the long day ahead. The new Sherlock Holmes was out in Japan, so we thought “why on earth not?” and went to see it.

The next day arrived. Sunshine stung our eyes as we awoke. Nevertheless, we were feeling refreshed and had a nice breakfast to look forward to. I still don’t understand why people chose to have fried chicken.

img_8987After filling ourselves up with many necessities, we had a short rehearsal. It had been AGES since we last performed on stage so it made sense to have one. It would have been nice if the air conditioning had been switched on, but it it still spring in Japan and the heating is still on.  We were supplied with a nice refreshing drink of water in our lunch break.

We set out into the distance to go on mini rides (based inside an aquarium for some reason.) Here we reencountered the Galaxy Express 999, Pirates Port and the world famous virtual theatre. When I say reencountered, its because we went on them last time we were here.

We left for an open top bus tour in Tokyo. YESSSSSS! We finally could see Japan in all its amazingness. The bus tour familiarised us and all the newcomers to Japan with specific buildings of importance. The emperor’s palace, the Tokyo Tower, the largest Apple store in the world. Ah the joys of tech and transport. Unfortunately, only some people are able to speak Japanese so we had Rob as our tour guide.

Finally to end our wonderful day we had a filling dinner, which was absolutely delicious. We now had a nice relaxing sleep. And of course our two concerts. To look forward to

Well this is our order of events in Japan. See you soon at the concert. ☺


5 Comments on “Touchdown in Japan-11th April

john williams
15th April 2012 at 12:57 pm

good blog well written hope the concerts went well – roll on Arundel we will see you there. Have a safe journey home.

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Christine
15th April 2012 at 1:54 pm

Again,WOW:)newly updated tour blog really thrills me!!!! I wonder who’s the new writer:D Enjoy your trip with Rob- as a tour guide(hahaha)-and have a safe trip back to London!<3

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Natsuki
15th April 2012 at 3:08 pm

Welcome to Japan!!!
The concert was absolutely fantastic!!
I could feel completely happy and heart-warmed for the first time after the terrible disaster last March.
We got lots of power and hopes from you.
Hope you are coming back to Japan soon!!
Thank you indeed!!!

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Julia
15th April 2012 at 5:32 pm

Brilliant blog once again you guys!! Thank you so much for keeping us updated and informed 😀
I hope that you all continue to have a enjoyable rest of the tour, and that when you return to England, you will have time to relax and refresh before the next thing comes along in your busy schedule! Brilliant job 😀

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Meg
16th April 2012 at 3:03 am

Thank you, Libera for breathtaking performance at Orcahrd Hall. You never know how much I have been blessed to be able to be there. All of you were amazing. I thank you all, your parents, family and the staff for letting you all come to Japan again. I am so grateful that you sang for us, who suffering from the loss after hte tragic event last year. Your music is always my inspiration, it comforts me and encourages me at the same time. I wish I could meet you all in person to thank you.. Please take care and I keep praying for you all, always. God Bless!! Your Japanese Fan..

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