My Eldest Sister’s Household Got here To Japan & Spent Christmas At Our Place

When my eldest sister mailed me again in the summertime saying she was considering of coming to Japan in December I didn’t fairly consider it as I had simply by no means thought-about the thought of any member of the family truly coming to ours at Christmas time. My spouse was ultimately knowledgeable of this information when my mother and father have been on the town again in mid-September and fortunately had no reservations about all of them staying with us for a number of nights throughout the festive season.

Quick ahead three months and so they arrived from Australia. Though I’ve seen footage of them I used to be nonetheless barely shocked by how they’d all grown throughout the 4.5 years since I final noticed them in particular person when I went to Melbourne in March 2019. Our little chihuahua was barking so much after they arrived at our place and he was very confused.


By the next morning he was fortunately very pleasant and loving in direction of them which offered lots of leisure for everybody all through their keep.


After only one night time at ours they left the next morning to go on as much as Hakuba in Nagano (an outdated hang-out of mine again within the noughties) for 5 days of skiiing and native sights. We escorted them to Tokyo station and Sioned was delighted to have the ability to stroll the canine to the station.

Her pleasure was even better after I handed her the bag we’ve to hold him in when on public transport. Our canine completely loves children and so he was most pleased with the state of affairs and hopefully it’ll be one thing that she remembers fondly from this journey.


Earlier than they left they did go away us a load of Aussie snacks to feast on while they have been away. I used to be nonetheless refraining from chocolate then so needed to bide my time and wait until a number of days later.

On Christmas Eve Eve (because the twenty third is thought by some individuals!) they arrived again in Tokyo and made their very own approach to our place as I simply by no means acquired a message from my sister. Just a few hours chilling at dwelling was adopted by a night out for one of many predominant occasions of the journey. and this photograph likelihood on the way in which to the station was too good a possibility for the youngest to move up!

We have been mainly simply killing time till our appointment elsewhere that night so hopped out at Yurakucho to go and see a number of the Christmas timber and illuminations that make up a part of the annual Marunouchi Shiny Christmas occasion. Nobody was significantly impressed by something on present!!

TeamLab Planets in Toyosu was one of many predominant issues we did (because of Anesta’s advice) which I used to be high-quality with as I’d by no means been there. It’s a massively standard attraction for vacationers, and there’s so much about it on the web however I’ll in all probability nonetheless do a separate put up on that so will simply go away an image of the household beneath for now.

It’s honest to say most of us have been drained on the way in which dwelling that night time!

Christmas Eve was a much more relaxed day with nothing deliberate upfront. It was good to simply laze round with the household chatting and taking part in with the youngsters and the canine. Breakfast was all made by my spouse and included some toasted sandwiches and even some fried rooster which most individuals know lately is a Japanese custom at the moment of the yr. The image beneath was truly taken to ship to a good friend that morning to indicate that our favorite festive movie ‘Jingle All The Manner‘ (1996) was being performed which explains why the household are solely within the nook of the shot!

A shot to indicate the entire front room!!

Christmas music movies have been taking part in on the TV through YouTube however it wasn’t all festive tunes as there have been a number of others together with Spanish duo Baccara’s huge 1977 Euro hit. ‘Sure Sir, I Can Boogie‘ which has been adopted by followers of the Scotland nationwide soccer staff in the previous few years, and the ladies particularly discovered the dancing of the duo fairly amusing and immitated it a bit.

My spouse, sister, Eifion and me ultimately took the canine out for a stroll mid-morning. He received his likelihood to hold the canine for a bit.

It was a sunny day so we went to Ueno early afternoon for a stroll by means of the park earlier than persevering with on all the way down to Akihabara for a go searching some outlets.

Potato membership!

We took dinner at a household restaurant again close to to our dwelling which was enjoyable because of the robotic machines which ship the meals to you.

There was a Euro-style Christmas Eve current alternate of types again at dwelling with the vast majority of the presents being Aussie-themed ones for the canine. He often will get greater than my spouse and I which is admittedly not too troublesome!

The remainder of the night time earlier than Christmas was spent simply sitting round and chatting while  ‘Residence Alone‘ (1990) performed within the background.


The children nonetheless acquired stockings stuffed with Christmas presents which have been opened the next morning as is customary in our custom.

Round lunchtime we went to a neighborhood conveyor-belt sushi restaurant while my spouse was at work. It was truly not the primary time I’ve been there on Christmas Day as I appear to recollect assembly my good friend Richard in the identical place again in 2015.


It’s honest to say the extra bastadised sushi was extra standard with all of them though my brother-in-law and nephew did attempt a really beneficiant quantity of wasabi on their tuna rolls.


Mid-afternoon we headed all the way down to Shibuya beginning off on the eleventh ground of Hikarie which is an effective place to get some good views of Shibuya with out paying any cash. Scramble Crossing and Heart Gai have been subsequent as we walked round this most touristy of areas which included a pit cease for some ice lotions at Ikea earlier than we walked on to Harajuku.

The overly crowded Takeshita Road naturally offered lots of attraction for everybody with its many fascinating outlets and quirky meals objects. This was the perfect shot I received off my rainbow cheese American canine.

The primary factor all of the household needed to do was go to the Piglet cafe in Harajuku. This place is extraordinarily busy and standard so the one time slots obtainable have been within the night. Consequently I booked it for December twenty fifth as a way to give us a novel reminiscence of the principle day. Extra particulars right here.

Christmas is often all concerning the build-up for me with little or no on the finish of all of it so it was a delight to have my sister’s household with us for an exquisite mixture of simply hanging out at dwelling combined in with a number of journeys to locations in Tokyo.

Click on right here to learn ‘My Dad and mom Got here To Go to Us In Japan For The first Time In 7 Years!’

Click on right here to learn ‘My Sister’s Household Arrive In Japan’

Click on right here to learn ‘This Piglet Cafe in Tokyo Makes You Squeal With Pleasure!’

Click on right here to learn ‘Christmas 2023 In Tokyo’


メールアドレスが公開されることはありません。 が付いている欄は必須項目です