Tuesday, 30 June 2015

♥Japan 2014! Trip Report → Day 17 (Maid Café?, LaQua & Moomin Café!)♥

Hello everybunny! It's time for another holiday post♪ This time we had some fun in Ikebukuro and then went to LaQua at Tokyo Dome City, which is a theme park.♪ If you're in Ikebukuro, Tokyo Dome City isn't too far away! So it's convenient if you're not wanting to go too far.♪ There's also a shopping mall & spa there.


First we headed into the Sunshine City shopping malls so Brian could pick up some souvenirs and presents!♪

Totoro outside a store selling Studio Ghibli goods, and goods from other cute series like Moomins and Gaspard et Lisa.♥


After a little shopping, we headed to the game centres to play for a while, then went to the Maid Cafe Maidreamin. I wasn't sure what to expect, I know a lot of people love them loads but whenever I've seen them they haven't seemed like my cup of tea, still, I hoped it would still be fun!

Brian and Josh both got this curry.

Josh's comment was that the bear looked like it wanted things over with quickly.OTL

I just got an ice cream sundae since I wasn't very hungry. It was pretty cute.


The maid cafe itself was... pretty creepy to be honest. I'm wondering if we were maybe just unlucky? But when we walked in there was like, an old guy going through his massive maid photo collection with a maid (it was literally laid out on one of the tables, creepy), and another older guy there who just kept calling the maids over to talk to (creepy), and a younger guy who looked kinda awkward. I dunno, everything was so awkward, like the atmosphere. I dunno, maybe I don't get this stuff? But old guys lurking around maid cafés is just... it just rubs me the wrong way. It creeps me out, I felt so uncomfortable there OTL. (The maids themselves didn't seem totally comfortable either;; )  So we finished our food as quickly as possible and headed back to the game centres ahah...

Brian won a Sonico figure!♪ Sonico was everywhere when we went to Japan, so fans of Sonico would have been happy www

It wasn't long until Brian had to get a train to the airport, so we played some Taiko no Tatsujin!♪ It's a Taiko drumming game!♪

It's such a fun game! If you go to Japan, definitely try it!♪

Then it was time for Brian to head back to Seoul >: But we had a really fun weekend! Sadly we didn't get to see him on our next trip to Japan, but hopefully we'll get to see him again another time!

Then Josh and I headed to Tokyo Dome City!♪

Walking out of the station, you can see the Thunder Dolphin coaster!

We were super excited www

There's the ferris wheel that the coaster goes through!

Thunder Dolphin tickets and skip passes because the queue was massive ww

So... close!

Thunder Dolphin is such an awesome coaster!! I really really enjoyed it.♪ There's lots of fun airtime ww♪

Time for dinner? Time for dinner!♥

A dinner with the Moomins!♥

The Moomin café & bakery is beautiful♥ I think even if you're not familiar with the Moomins, you'll really enjoy the atmosphere and the decor. It's so calm and relaxing.♥
There are also plushies of different Moomin characters that the staff will sit at your table, so you can dine with them!♥ While we were there, someone got a birthday cake & birthday song, it was really cute.♥ 

Josh got a hot drink in summer www It looked pretty though.

Moomin biscuit!♥

Josh gave it a little cloud ww♥

If you order a meal, you can try different breads from the bakery! I think the bread buffet is about ¥330 if you're not ordering a meal.

Josh and I really enjoyed trying the different breads.♥ They were delicious, and there were quite a few to choose from! 

Josh got a chowder and salad.♪ It looked yummy!

All of the cutlery is Moomin themed.^^

I got the Moomin plate ; 7 ;♥ It's omurice, with a demi glace sauce on one side, and chowder on the other. It was amazing!♥♥ The sauces were really nice to dip the bread in too. It was super super filling along with the bread, so I was glad I didn't order a dessert.;; They looked really lovely though!

Sleepy Moomin♥

More Moomin cutlery!♪

Moomin joined us for dinner! So cute ; 7 ;♥♥ 

The cafe also has a shop & bakery attached to it, with lots of cute Moomin merch!♥ You can even buy the cutlery that they use in the café!♪ Even though it was quite busy in the café, it didn't feel too crowded which was nice.^^

After going to the cafe, we headed back to the hotel. We needed an early night because we had some super exciting days ahead!♪


Thank you so much for reading!♪ I hope you'll look forward to future posts♪ There are only a few days left of this holiday to write about now! 

Have a lovely day!♥

Love, Eliza♥

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