Sunday, July 17, 2016

Nagoya, Japan (Yamazakigawa and Alice On The Silver Screen)

Beanie: from Baguio | Jacket: thrifted | Top and Skirt: Forever 21
Socks and Boots: H&M | Bag: from mom | Watch: Swatch

Our intention of going to Japan was to see the sakura in full bloom. Unfortunately, we were a week early and there were only a few trees that were in full bloom. Most of them are still buds. It was still a sight to see because of how pink the buds are and you see the flowers pushing their way out. It would have been a very lovely vacation had the cherry blossoms allowed us to see them but it was still an enjoyable vacation nonetheless. I hope I can go back next year and hope the sakura will allow us to glorify its beauty.

Before heading back to the hotel to claim our luggage and after our trip to Noritake Garden, we decided to take a chance in seeing Yamazakigawa River hoping the sakura were in full bloom. According to Japan Guide it is one of the best spots for hanami in Nagoya which is why we decided to include this in our itinerary. We kinda knew the flowers would still be hiding but we took our chance anyway. We saw a few along the way and that made us happy though I still wish we had seen the beauty of this river with the sakura in full bloom.

How to Get There:
  • Make your way to Mizuho Undojo Higashi of the Meijo Line
  • Take exit 3
  • Upon exiting walk to your right and just go straight.
  • Yamazakigawa river is about 10 minutes walk from exit 3
  • You will pass by a football stadium
  • If you are feeling lost, you will see a map in the middle of your walk (near a trail) and you xan use that as reference.

And because I am a huge fan of Alice In Wonderland, I can't pass up the chance in dining at Alice On The Silver Screen. It was a bit difficult to find because the map  inside the mall is in Japanese and does not clearly show where the restaurant is. Good thing one of the sales staff inside Parco was kind enough to accompany us all the way through. It is located at Parco mall but the entrance is outside. It is in one of the alleys near Parco (I don't exactly remember how we got there because the sales staff showed us the way). I can't help but scream like a kid inside because it is every Alice fan's dream restaurant. Food is actually mediocre and expensive, nothing spectacular, but the overall experience is fun! The staff are all dressed in Alice characters and the food is even plated that way. The menu is digital and shaped as a deck of hearts card. The water glass is heart-shaped and even the chopsticks were designed in Alice. The interior is decorated with gigantic tables and chairs, similar to the scene when Alice was turning giant and tiny alternately. They will even allow you to take pictures with the staff. I definitely recommend dining here if only for the experience. You can probably have coffee and a pastry and enjoy the experience.

How to Get There
  • Make your way to Yabacho Station at the Meijo Line
  • I don't remember which exit we took but I remember there are signs you can follow and you will see the Parco entrance on your left side.
  • For more information on how to get to Parco Midi (the building where the restaurant is located), you may visit the official website of Parco: 


  1. An Alice In Wonderland restaurant? Well now I'm jealous, hahah so much fun! The interior and decors looks so good too, haha love that they really stick to the theme! Xx

  2. Very wonderful photo and fun Food kisses

  3. Fantastic pictures! You look very pretty and the Alice in Wonderland restaurant is adorable!


  4. I would love to go to Japan one day and I am so sorry you got there a week early. At least you got to go!

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  5. Aw. The food looks so cute! And so are you! :)
    Definitely kawaii!


  6. I've always dreamt of Japan!

    How cute are these plates?! Such a great experience!


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  7. Those places are so dreamy. Visiting Japan is a huge dream of mine. x

    Have a great week,

  8. I would like to visit Japan! Lovely food presentation!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  9. disqus_5n9vU7FZceJuly 19, 2016 at 2:36 AM

    I'd love to visit all these incredible places, hun!
    The full bloom cherry tree view should be amazing!
    And that restaurant looks so incredible!!! I'd love to eat there! :D

  10. this post is so lovely and the pics are so mesmerizing...xx

  11. That restaurant is so cool! I love how it is themed like that. It must have been an awesome experience dining under that huge chair!

    ~Andrea Tiffany~

  12. So so pretty! Love this post!
    -Kate //

  13. That restaurant looks is so incredible. Amazing pictures. Kisses!

  14. Really beautiful pictures. I would love to visit Japan.


  15. I'd like to visit Japan so much. Great post!


  16. Go! You will surely love it there!

  17. Thank you! Go visit!

  18. I know and I want to go back.

  19. Yes! I love how this restaurant can make you feel like a character in Alice in Wonderland.

  20. You should! The cherry blossoms are truly the most beautiful thing on earth.

  21. Japan is indeed one country everyone should visit at least once before they die.

  22. Japan used to be my ultimate dream destination.

  23. Very, very cute!

  24. Arigato Gozaimasu!

  25. Yes, that is one way of looking at it. But I am like a kid and really, really wanted to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom!

  26. Thank you! The restaurant is awesome! I love the vibe!

  27. I am a huge fan too so I begged and dragged my whole family to eat here with me. haha!

  28. What the amazing photos.........these really beautiful.
    ♥ ♥

  29. Japan is always first place i want to go but soon

    hope youre post meaning for me haha :))