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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.