Ever since I came back here for work, my bosses have been asking me which place in Japan I would most want to visit. They asked me that before I even got my visa in Manila, and they asked me again during the company dinners here in Tachikawa. My answer has always been the same: Harry Potter World.
Then Shachou came to the rescue! With a little nudge from Goto-san, he promised to shoulder the transportation costs for me and Rina-san (who will accompany me for the day). We just had to pay for the ticket and the hotel, which are cheaper compared to the fare. So were able to have the most wonderful and magical day in USJ!
USJ is located in Osaka, at least 5 hours away from Tachikawa, Tokyo. We had to ride trains and had to transfer train lines at least 6 times: from the office to Tachikawa, then to Hachioji, transfer to Shin-Yokohama, shinkansen ride to Shin-Osaka, then train again to Osaka and finally to Universal City. Wew! I was able to ride my first shinkansen (bullet train). It looks like an elongated airplane, and the windows are similar as well.
|Shinkansen to Tokyo|
|twin bed room (with Rina-san)|
|watching HP 7 part 1|
|ceiling design (glows in the dark)|