东京之旅 (四):赤裸裸的体验


这次的旅行,我到了一个上回没有来过的地方,真的很有收获。这是靠近 Tokyo Dome 的购物商场 LaQua,有点让我想起Vivocity,只是,多了过山车还有其他游乐场的玩意儿。 这次来这里是陪我的朋友泡温泉。我不是一个很会欣赏这类享受的人,也不爱洗热澡,不过还是来见识一下,或许泡了之后会情有独钟呢?

要在东京泡温泉应该有好几个地方吧,我的朋友去过一个天然的,我所谓的天然是指那种有山有景的温泉,不过车程遥远。这个在LaQua 的是一间室内的,名Spa LaQua,不过它的水据说也是天然的。这间Spa 有好几层楼,而且它的形式很特别。电梯一开,就要脱鞋收在设定的lockers, 然后才登记。入门费是 2880¥,随便你要泡多长时间。我们都有自己的lockers,magnetic 的钥匙是套在手腕上的。在更衣室里,很多人都是裸着身子,因为衣服都收在lockers,去泡温泉也是大伙儿一块儿。当然男女分不同的地区。我朋友说每泡15分钟,就要上来去冲冷水澡,再回去泡。我觉得好辛苦哦,因为水很热,然后整个浴池好像很闷,透不过气。那里也有室外的温泉,一踏出去可是好冷的,但是一泡下去就觉得特别舒服。 我还是比较喜欢这个。泡了一会儿,还不时会听到乘坐过山车的“战士”害怕的尖叫声,因为过山车的设计是通过商场建筑的。

泡完温泉后,就得洗澡。大家都是坐在个小凳子上,隔着墙壁冲凉的。洗发水,香皂,护肤品,化妆品都是著名日本名牌货,任你用。除了化妆品需要你购买190¥的迷你刷子才能用之外,其他都是免费的,真的可以什么都不带,一切很周到。那里也提供按摩服务(要额外付费),不过最好是先去预定时间才泡温泉。还有你的钥匙可别弄丢了,因为那是用来记账的,然后在你离开之前拿到柜台总结数目。

有一点可要注意,身上如果有纹身,就千万别进去,因为是不允许的。我的朋友泡完温泉之后在洗澡时,被发现有纹身在背后,结果他们很礼貌的要求她梳洗后请离开。我们两都有点不好意思。

本来以为光着身子会很尴尬,但是没想像中那么可怕。我的朋友当然不会盯着我看,所以就算其他人在看我,也不觉得害羞,因为他们也只是“随眼看看”罢了!哈哈!
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LaQua combines shopping with a theme park and this is where you can get to enjoy hot spring at Spa LaQua, without having to travel to the mountains. Located near the Tokyo Dome, not only is it convenient, there’s plenty to do, so it’s one of my recommendations!

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There’s something romantically magical about carousels that draws me to them. Maybe because it always sets itself as the backdrop for unrequited love.

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I have to show you this monstrous roller coaster! Just standing where I was taking this picture sends shivers down my spine. How can anyone take this ride and survive it? The rails are so thin, it’s so high, and this is only the beginning of a series of death drops!!! Having said that, I just might have gone for a ride if I had been there alone, because that was my first impulse. But because my friend was there, and she was afraid, we merely stood and watch, and then my nerves kicked in and the moment of courage was lost.

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The other part of the ride that goes through the building.

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*gasps*-*screams*-

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This pretty shop selling all the pink, girlish, kiddish stuff…

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Aren’t they gorgeous! There’s a tiny flower shop on the first floor, and interior design of the store is rather sparse, while the flowers add colour and texture to the place. There’s a very light floral scent that is so rare anywhere else that I was greedy for more!

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I have no idea what this is, but it looks quite interesting, doesn’t it?

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If you look closely, there are stripes on the roses. Hmm… I wonder how they were bred…

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This rose in full bloom is so beautiful. I like the thick petals, they make the rose looks so neat!

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Our dinner. I’m curious about the KFC in Tokyo. They haven’t got any crispy chicken, so I ordered their special black peppered flavoured chicken, and regular chicken. I’m not a fan of their fries. Maybe because it’s cold, and the fries were a little soggy. The chicken is really yummy, doesn’t feel too oily too! YUMMY!!

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Trying to act cool while waiting for my friend outside the fitting room.

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My twin and I shooting weird looks at each other…

How To Get There

LaQua is at the doorstep of Korakuen station (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line).

Kasuga Station (Toei Oedo Line) will be a short walk away from LaQua.

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35 responses to “东京之旅 (四):赤裸裸的体验

  1. 其实应该是先洗澡再泡温泉…如果是先泡温泉再洗澡,你可以想象温泉水会有多脏吗….

  2. hello!
    i have send you a letter before & received a reply from you.
    how awesome is that!
    you are my idol! 😀
    i admire you a lot a lot.
    just dropping a comment to send regards to you! 😀
    take care and have fun! 😀

  3. haha. seeing thrill rides and to have the first impulse of trying, that’s so like me.. but usually i’ll stood there n see a while more den i chicken out! LOL hahas. i dont even dare taking on the roller coaster in genting.. the adult one of coz! hahaha the kids one are nothing. boo!

    the one that looks like a tower is space shot ah?? haha i didnt try out space shot in genting also. too scary cat! hahaha =p but if i were to go again, i’ll try. once in a life time eh.. haha die die must try once!

  4. why are ppl with tattoos not allowed in the sauna?

  5. hi this is nicole!hopefully u can come back soon!the roller coaster is really awesome!pls send me mail!

  6. you r my idol!i wish i was as famous as u!

  7. hey joanne!!
    how are you?
    wow the roller coster is like very fun but a little scary.
    too high.
    but if i got a chance,i wanna try that!!
    take care!!
    =))

  8. hi joanne
    the rides looks interesting…try those rides will u’r still young…the laz time i took those roller coaster n all was in hk, n it was a slight drizzle, hence my cous n i hv to wear rain coat to play. & whn we took the tt space shot at hk, the person beside me was still talking to her fren on the phone whn the ride started..hehe

  9. hello.
    sorry, forgot to visit ur blog for quite a long time =p
    looked through ur posts & saw many great and wonderful food. ahh. yummy.

    love joannpeh ;D
    annabelle (:

  10. Hi 7,

    I suppose tattoos are commonly associated with gangster organizations in Japan. The yakuza have full body tattoos, so I suspect it might have something to do with that too.

    Love,
    Joanne

  11. I have actually sit on a Roller Coaster b4 in Australia during the SAF Exercise Wallaby’s R&R. The thrill is quite comparable, but due to my fear of heights, after I sit it for one time, I couldn’t summon enough courage to go for a 2nd helping, even though my army friends egg me on 🙂 This Coaster ride in Tokyo looks yummy and challenging. If I have the chance, I would definitely try it…..to overcome my fear of heights. And get the thrill. Overall, you feel like your world is swirling, and oddly enough, you don’t feel inverted when it goes round and round, instead the scenery around you is a bit confusing, but you still see your hands upright, and all the stupid forces acting on you in many ways…That is what I feel.

    Haha, and the 2nd one is also very good. The ascend is always very thrilling, slow and steady until you really feel you are on top of the world. You can even admire the surrounding scenery…then suddenly without warning, and with a loud metallic gearing sound, you feel the loss of gravity, the feeling of free fall, that your own body weight suddenly “disappears, and the thrill and fear of falling to pieces onto the ground below….in am matter of a few seconds, you reach the bottom after screaming your hearts out, and get back your sanity and the feeling of something “solid” you can step on.”脚踏石地”HaHa. After dismounting, you would feel a bit disoriented, mind swirling and still recovering from some shock, but overall a good experience! 🙂

  12. Hi Yoke Peng,

    Thanks for sharing your story with me! When I was in Cape Town all by myself, I went to Ratanga Junction, which was a theme park near Canal Walk. Initially I didn’t intend to take any rides, but then I thought, I can’t fly 14 hours halfway across the globe and leave without going on the “cobra” rollercoaster, which is a rollercoaster where your feet dangles in mid-air, so I bought a day pass and braved myself. Somehow for that ride, there was only me and this other guy, so the operator made us sit in the first seat. It was sooooo frightening as the train climbed up the rail because the cars on the road looked tiny, and when it made its descent, I was screaming my head off. Then I took the ride again, and this time, I thought I would be freaked out too, but surprisingly when the train plunged downslope at full speed, instead of being afraid, I was actually exhilarated! Then I thought, there’s no other ride in this world where you can enjoy moving at such high speed and having the wind blast through my hair. So yea, the thrill was unbelievably good! So yea, I’m afraid, but yet I know I’d probably love it.

    🙂 Joanne

  13. vivo has the pinkish cute cute shop too! very kawaii >.<~

  14. O-zaki simizutoro

    Hi Joanne, is japan quite a nice country, normally when people go japan for holiday and also honeymoon for couples, because japan is a nice country for some interesting people

  15. Hey hihi!
    Joanne…

    What a nice picture being taken at the right angle for the roller coaster.
    It looks so thrilling.
    I really feel like trying though by looking at the picture already makes my hair stand and my heart beats at such a fast rate.
    I guess the rides will really conquers the fear of height in someone.

    The flowers there are so beautiful and they look as if they are not the real one ya?

    Still a long way to the last post of your Tokyo trip?
    Haha!!!
    Can see that you really enjoyed your trip there ((((:

    Love
    Jermaine (((:

  16. melissa miss j0anne

    wahz..joanen jiiex..good to hear too..that was always the same ride i to0k in g0ld c0ast dreamworld..called giant dr0p..it would bring u up..then let u have nice scenary then suddenly jsut drop you down..haas..i was shocked…but din scream but instead laughing..HAHHA..must be crazy hur??
    ermm..have u sat tower of tower in dreamworld?? its almost the same as giant dr0p but its drop u backwards..haas..pretty fun though..haas..they are many pretty thrilling other rides in dreamworlld…like wipeout,the claw..u might wanan try it if u go there bahx..haas..i tried these ride before and can say it was pretty thrilling..haas..but my 3 fav rides is giant dr0p,the claw n wipeout..hmmmm..

    alrights..do send me an email so0n yeahx..awaiting ur reply..missed and love yahx..♥

  17. Hey your grey cap is cool!! Can i still buy it somewhere??! 🙂

  18. Hi Joanne! I realised we both have something in common (other than the fact that our birthdays are on the same month)… love for photography, esp scenery shots. 🙂
    Hoho, that picture of those pink accessories… dont u think they remind u of someone? DAWN YEOH!! :-p
    Oh boy, 2 more days and i can hardly wait to see you again… thats right, Jo… me going for da recording!! 🙂

  19. Hi Joanne!

    我是你的忠实电视迷!我好喜欢看你演的戏。。。
    想请问你,你有没有msn啊?
    我可不可以add你?
    或者,你可以add我吗?

    Pls reply asap… Thx!

    Love, _mx_

  20. Joanne, why are you alone at cape town? Quite some time never see you on tv, are you recharging before you start to charge again? 🙂

  21. O-zaki Simizutoro

    Hi Joanne, Japan should be quite a nice country, have you enjoying yourself at there? there also have many Gangster, must be aware and they have gun also. by right hope you enjoying yourself at japan. have you been to Korea also, Korea also a nice country for couples to go to, And by right Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iran and Japan is a Neighbour Country, because it is very near to one another.

  22. hihi Joanne,
    Did u act in heartlanders last time??

  23. 那边的迪斯尼还不错,温泉很干净的,

  24. halo my idol, i really like you alot you will in the show of gloden path that was so nice the Joanne i will alway support you jia you

  25. sorry i mean “golden path” sorry for spelling mistakes

  26. i wish you can add me pls joanne jie jie

    love_joanne_4ever i will support you wish you dream will come true

  27. hihi Joanne,
    I lost my hp in sch today it dropped somewhere,someone must hve took it,when i tried calling it was switch off search whole sch cannot find..i cried!!So sad my pics,songs everything gone!!

  28. warh.
    something cool again.
    its nice to visit ur blog(:

    takecare.(:

  29. hello~

    I’ve been to laqua too in 2006… Was in tokyo dome city to attend SMAP’s concert so before that I was walking around the area…

    and I didn’t know people with tattoos aren’t allowed into the onsen~ something new~ =)

    I saw that same cooking deco set too! Think the shop is called “Mother Garden”. Vivo has one store too but I can’t remember if they sell that deco set. Shall pop by and check during my lunch/dinner break… Heh~

  30. Heys!!!!went to carrefour to buy food yah? XDDDDD Hahas i know it from my friend lah.XDDDDDD I got a copy of ur visa invoice leh.XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD HOPE TO SEE U SOON MAN!He so heng met u but i no fate with u at all lor! >.<!

  31. Hi! Really enjoying reading your blog! It’s meaningful + relaxing!
    May i ask, did you shop for lot of things during your Japan trip? What are some of the things you have bought? What are some of the things that you recommended to shop for in Japan? Thanks for taking your time to answer my questions!

  32. hihi Joanne,
    Muz be busy these days,no replies frm u,what are u busy with,any show coming up other than the show u mention before??

  33. Qiu Ai Da Zan!!!!!!!! SUN TANNING!!!!! XDDDDD I would love to see the tan looking Joanne once again!!! =)

  34. Hi joanne! 🙂

    glad to have come across your journal! interesting pics and stories you’ve shared. 🙂

    would like to find out the model of the camera you’re using, ’cause the pics you took were really nice! not sure if you can give some advice?

    thanks in advance!

    Cheers.

  35. YOU ARE SO CUTE. SO BEAUTIFUL.

    NICE PICTURES.

    THANKS FOR SHARING .

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