Shizuoka Part III & Giveaway! – ENDED

Finally we are at final part of my roadtrip posts XD
For those who missed previous posts..part 1 & part 2.

For the first night..we had dinner at this restaurant which was by the Izu penisular coastline [gorgeous views]
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Those on twitter probably saw me tweet this then XD
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Shizuoka Original Cola! Green tea cola!
it doesnt really taste like cola..kinda like a cross between sparkling green tea and Sprite..and maybe some cola. it doesnt sound as bad as i made it out either. actually i thought it tasted really good

What i had for dinner!
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What the husband had [see how he opted NOT to have an all seafood meal XD he cant help himself haha]
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Also ordered the store’s speciality! Its tempura with all these tiny red prawns [sakura ebi]..so goood!
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I highly reccomend this store! the view is gorgeous, food is EXCELLENT and prices very reasonable.
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I know this pic is on the wrong side and needs to be rotated but flickr is giving me issues. Will fix later.

The 2nd day..we checked out at noon and went to visit the Joren waterfall….
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It was a gorgeous view except i think i almost carked it [died] climbing those 8 flights of steps back up. Yup i need to go to gym more XD

Thankfully the rest of my day went very smoothly…very relaxing XD

The 2nd ryokan i stayed at had a private tub in my room’s balcony…the view was amazing…
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To see more photos..you can visit the husband’s flickr page HERE

Now..about this giveaway!
I want to thank everyone thats been so encouraging regarding my travel posts and i know a lot of you said you wished you could come with me..so i prepared this special prize pack just for the lucky winner!
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Prize pack includes
1.Β Strawberry cake i bought during my roadtrip [this is limited for sale only in Shizuoka and you wont be finding it in other parts of Japan..not even Narita Airport.]
2. Bath Salts from onsen towns like Hakone!..so u can have that onsen experience
3. Travel sized toiletries from Kanebo and SkinFood. Whats a trip without bringing travel sized toiletries XD
4. 2 Hello Kitty travel sized bottles

Update: i recieved two emails from two readers in Australia asking what would happen if they won since one is unable to ship food into Australia. If you are from a country where i am unable to ship food to you but you win this contest, i will provide a suitable replacement so dont worry! please join ^^

CONTEST HAS ENDED. WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
To join..
1. Be a public follower. You MUST be on the follower box in the top right hand corner of this blog. If you are only subscribed via email or RSS, you can still be a follower by using your twitter account instead of google account. This is to be fair to everyone. In the past i had people join who claimed to be followers by subscribing to emails etc but since there is no way to verify, it is unfair to loyal readers.

2. Comment on this entry in the following format [any other format will be disqualified]
Name/Nick:
Are you a public follower of this blog?
How did you find this blog?

3. For an extra chance at winning…leave a comment on any of the Shizuoka photos the husband took [link] I will go there and check at the end of this contest.

4. Contest ENDS Sunday 12th September Midnight Japan time.

Good luck and have an AWESOME weekend!!!!
XOXO Yumeko


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98 Responses to Shizuoka Part III & Giveaway! – ENDED

  1. Ling says:

    Name/Nick: Ling
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? When I was researching info online for my trip to Japan ^^

    I suscribed using my google one too at moonlightcafes@gmail.com

  2. eki says:

    name: eki
    been a public follower<3 πŸ˜€
    I found your blog will missing and wanting to know what is going on in Japan hehe<3

    Thanks for this piece a Japan giveaway! I wish I could take a vacay to shizuoka too X3 food looks so yummy and the onsen look absolutely breath taking~ Hope you relaxed alittle!

  3. Rena says:

    Name/Nick: Rena
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I think I found this blog through another blog’s blogroll.

    <33 Rena

  4. Ida says:

    Name/Nick: Ida
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes, I follow via Google Friend Connect.
    How did you find this blog? I found a link to it on another beauty blog

    Have a great weekend as well! πŸ™‚

  5. Kae says:

    Name: Kae
    Public follower, yes!
    I’ve been following for a while I can’t remember how I found your blog, I think I may have stumbled upon it from someone else’s blogroll. I haven’t been to Japan in 23 years it makes me sad lol. I enjoy reading and seeing about your travels! (^-^*)

  6. Eva says:

    Name/Nick: Eva
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes
    How did you find this blog? through other beauty bloggers =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Audrey says:

    Name/Nick: Audrey
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes!
    How did you find this blog? I was blog hopping and I ran into your wonderful blog -have been a loyal reader ever since! -all things Japan ftw!- πŸ˜€

    I’m also “afreshen” on Flickr ! : )

  8. Lora says:

    Oh I do love cola. and green tea. So green tea cola is a definite must-try for me!

    That private tub picture you took is so niceeee.

    Name/Nick: Lora
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yup!
    How did you find this blog? I’ve been visiting so long now I can’t remember how I originally came upon your blog. Probably while looking for specific Japanese/Korean products and stumbling upon your site via Google. πŸ™‚

    3. Flickr Shizuoka Photos: Commented here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897712342/in/set-72157624736626006/

  9. Cookie says:

    Name/Nick: Cookie
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes ^_^
    How did you find this blog? been following a while, I think just public followed now, I’m not sure if I was public before? anyway I’m not sure how I found you…it was probably either looking for a review or thru a blogroll (Eki’s?) T_T I have a bad memory T_T

    Thanks for having a giveaway ^_^ <3

  10. lovekitzy says:

    Name/Nick: kylie
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes
    How did you find this blog? probably through a blogger friend… i remembered i first started to read ur blog when u were selling ur famous blog rolls! πŸ™‚

    the tempura sakura ebi looks soooo delicious! i wish americans would be more creative and serve such delicate dishes here…

  11. Mirr says:

    Name/Nick: mirr
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I found it through another blog’s blogroll.

  12. ladys0ul says:

    Name/Nick:
    – ladys0ul
    Are you a public follower of this blog?
    – Yes, I follow you through blogger (don’t know if that’ll show up) & I also follow you on google friend connect
    How did you find this blog?
    – through another blogger’s blogroll.

    & thanks for the awesome giveaway πŸ™‚ so thoughtful of you!

  13. May says:

    name: may
    been a long time public follower<3
    how did you find this blog? i think i found you through KT's blog.

    the tempura looks really yummy. the waterfall and your in room private tub view is breathtaking:)

  14. tsuki says:

    Name/Nick: tsuki
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Absolutely!
    How did you find this blog? From someone’s blogroll (I wish I could remember whose… I have a terrible memory -_-;)

    Your travels always look like so much fun! I fell like I should go to Shizuoka just because they make green tea cola. How nice of them, combining my two favorite beverages of all time, haha!

  15. Cynthia says:

    Name/Nick: Cynthia!
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Of course I am πŸ™‚
    How did you find this blog? Actually don’t remember … it’s been a long time that I’ve been following, LOL

    The food looks yummy, how much did it cost per person??

  16. Lily says:

    I love waterfalls!

    Name/Nick: Lily
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes. : )
    How did you find this blog? From someone else’s blog. xD

  17. miRa says:

    Name/Nick: miRa
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes!! ^^
    How did you find this blog? hmm.. i think i googled on some products and found your blog interesting! been reading for more than a year since! haha πŸ˜€ thanks for all your interesting and informative posts! and you are always so helpful to your readers!!arigatou! :p xoxo

  18. Name/Nick: Charissa / Sparklesyuki
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes! (^^)β™₯
    How did you find this blog? A friend introduce your blog to me, because i told her that i like to read up on people living in Japan!

    Flickr Photo : http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897115525/in/set-72157624736626006/

    More Food post More food post!!!! recipe posts too! XDDDD

  19. sarah says:

    Name/Nick: sarah/izumi!
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes’m πŸ˜€
    How did you find this blog? i forget.. maybe through pam’s blog? or maybe i was just being nosey and wandering around random blogs xD way back when! haha (like 1.5 yrs ago or so)

    oh gawsh i don’t have flickr D: maybe i’ll make an account tomorrow if i remember, haha!

  20. *Kat* says:

    Name/Nick: *Kat*
    Are you a follower of this blog? Yes I am.
    How did you find this blog? I honestly do not remember which blog but I’m quite sure it was on someone’s blogroll.

    I don’t know what your husband does as a profession but his pictures are awesome! Really beautiful.

    Your meal looks so yummy! It made me hungry.

    *Kat*

  21. gianger says:

    i want to take a dive in that private tube!!!!!!!!!! lol ur vacay looks beautiful! i’m beyond jealous, bb!

  22. Krib says:

    Name/Nick: Carine
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yep :p
    How did you find this blog? I’m sorry, but i can’t remember :/ I probably found a link of your blog on another beauty blog, clicked, liked it and suscribed :p

  23. Yasumi says:

    I love those bath salts!! I LOVE EM!
    Ryokans are the best places to stay…thank you for sharing babe!

  24. Vicky says:

    Your photos are beautiful πŸ™‚
    food as always looks yummy! Waterfall is beautiful! and the hot tube!! I want to go!! πŸ˜›
    I love those bath salts, I bought some from ebay a while ago and adore them!

    Thanks for the great giveaway πŸ˜€ xxx

    Name/Nick: Vicky/vanity-fashionista
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I stumbled across it through google πŸ™‚

  25. mikki says:

    It really looks like such a lovely place! And that tube on the balcony – awesome!
    This green Cola looks interesting, I only drunk green sprite when I was in Indonesia as a kid. It tasted like a ton of sugar *laughs*

    Name/Nick: Johanna / mikki
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes β™₯
    How did you find this blog? Uhm, I’m not sure but I think trough another blog! That’s how I found most blogs I’m following now β™₯

  26. Aiko says:

    green tea cola sounds amazing O_O i wish it try it one day T^T

    Name/Nick: Aiko ^^
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes(:
    How did you find this blog? i can’t exactly remember since it’s been so long O_O hmmm.. i think i even discovered your blog before fuzkittie’s… i think i was randomly clicking blogs from certain blogger’s lists, and found yours and loved it xD

  27. Cara says:

    Name/Nick: Cara
    Are you a public follower of this blog? I think so, yes :))
    How did you find this blog? another blog: musicalfanlovesminerals

  28. Jenneca says:

    Shizuoka looks like a really nice place.. πŸ™‚ I wanna enter this giveaway please… πŸ™‚ I wanna win some Jap. food!! haha πŸ™‚

    Name/Nick: enchi
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes (GFC)
    How did you find this blog? Hhmmm I thinks I saw your pic. in a fellow blogger’s follow list, so I decided to check your blog out. πŸ™‚

    Thanks gr the giveaway.. πŸ™‚

    Much love,
    enchi :3

  29. Thifa says:

    Name/Nick: Thifa
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes!
    How did you find this blog? I don’t know where from exactly but I’ve been reading your RSS feed for a while with google reader:-)

    +1 for commenting on the photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897702616/in/set-72157624736626006/. Congrats! your husband can take great photos πŸ™‚

  30. Norah says:

    Name/Nick: Norah
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes, been following with Bloglovin for awhile (http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/436686/welcome-to-my-every-day), now also with Google
    How did you find this blog? I was using google to find something Japan related info, I can’t remember what, so I came across your blog.

    I also commented this photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897102683/in/set-72157624736626006/. I really want to try foot onsen! πŸ™‚

  31. Lumy says:

    Name/Nick: Lumy
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes!
    How did you find this blog? It was long ago but I think it was through another blog >.<!

  32. Calia Yang says:

    Name/Nick: Calia Yang
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I actually found you through another blogger while I was commenting on their blog. So I came to check you out and OMG – you had the most interesting posts and you seemed really awesome to follow. ^_^

    *post related comment*
    OMG – I am so happy that you’re sharing your trip with us!!! I can live vicariously through you since I REALLY SUPER DEE DUPER wanna go to Japan!! Everything you’ve posted so far has just been a fun roadtrip to follow. ^_^ And the hot tub looks awesome especially with that scenery in the background!! *love*

  33. Rachelle says:

    Name/Nick: Rachelle
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yep…on twitter too! (@sweet877)
    How did you find this blog: I was searching for some makeup reviews on google, then stumbled across your site in the results! πŸ™‚

    Loving your recent posts too….I enjoy a much more all-rounded blog instead of all makeup!

  34. annie says:

    Name/Nick: Annie
    Are you a public follower of this blog? YEP!
    How did you find this blog?
    I think it was through a google search!!

    I love Sakura ebi!! So cute and so tasty haha

  35. Name/Nick: astrorainfall or Big Roar on Blogger
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes
    How did you find this blog? I think I was searching for a review of a Japanese product in English and stumbled upon your blog.

    Thanks for hosting another giveaway! πŸ™‚

  36. Catherine says:

    Name/Nick: Catherine
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I saw your blog in the sidebar of one of the blogs I follow xD

    Thanks!

  37. Vicky says:

    Name/Nick: Vicky πŸ™‚
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes I am! I’ve read every single one of your blog entries from the time you began till now and i love it! your entries are so entertaining and i love the travel entries just as much as i love your make up entries! do post more often!!!
    How did you find this blog? i was looking through other blogger’s blog list and i found this one πŸ™‚

  38. Gloria says:

    Name/Nick:Gloria

    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes

    How did you find this blog? While searching for blogs about Japan to do some research when I went to Japan ^-^

    Also commented on http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897094369/in/set-72157624736626006/

    Thanks for posting about your trips πŸ™‚ I love travel blogs

  39. Esther says:

    Name/Nick: Esther Chua
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? Through research for my Japan trip πŸ™‚

    I looovvveee Japan and Shizuoka looks like a place I would want to add to my itinerary when I next visit Japan. The food looks yummilicious and the scenary is just so beautiful. I’m now taking Japanese language classes..hoping that I will be able to apply my knowledge in my next Japan trip. Hoping to see more of your travel posts! Btw thanks for organising the giveaway πŸ™‚

  40. Mandy says:

    Name/Nick: Mandy
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I think I found your blog because I saw that you posted about BB Creams :] Or…I found it through another blogger who was following you. I’m not too sure which one it is :X But I love all your travel posts. I’ve never been to Japan and your photos make me want to go more ^__^

  41. iiris says:

    Name/Nick: Iiris
    Are you a public follower of this blog?: Yes
    How did you find this blog?: Uhm.. I don’t remember πŸ˜€ it’s so long time ago

    πŸ™‚

  42. Lorie says:

    Name/Nick:Laurelia/Lorie
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I’m sure I found it from another blogger. I think it was worshipblues.

  43. Milla~ says:

    Name/Nick: Milla
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes^^ I`m follower via blogger follower~
    How did you find this blog? I found your blog through another blogger who was following you. ^o^

  44. Amynaree says:

    Amynaree

    I am a follower !

    I found out about this blog through other blogger friends πŸ™‚

  45. Jian says:

    Oh my gosh! Green tea cola…!! That’s pretty exciting. I thought it was beer at first glance!

    It’s so thoughtful of you to hold such a nice giveaway!!

    Name/Nick:Jian
    Are you a public follower of this blog? You betcha’
    How did you find this blog? I honestly can’t remember, it was a long time ago. Through blogger surfing methinks – one link leads to another and suddenly 4 hours of your life is gone…

  46. Tracy says:

    Name/Nick: Tracy
    Are you a public follower of this blog: Yes!
    How did you find this blog? I found the blog when looking for some help on cosmetics shopping in Japan.

    =)

  47. Victoria says:

    Name/Nick: Victoria
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes!!
    How did you find this blog? I once googled something and your blog came up and I’ve been following you ever since!

  48. Grace Wong says:

    Wow, thanks for the giveaway, it’s my dream to visit Japan someday. Oh, how I envy you!

    Name/Nick: Grace Wong
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yep, on gfc as Grace Wong.
    How did you find this blog? I was searching on google for some good Japan/Tokyo Blogs and I stumbled upon yours! I’m so happy I found your blog! ^_^

    I also commented on your hubby’s post here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897094369/in/set-72157624736626006/

    Thanks!
    Grace~

  49. Tam says:

    Name/Nick: Tam, PipsyPops on my google account
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yup, through my google account. I also just signed up to bloglovin’ and follow you through there, I really like it so far!
    How did you find this blog? through fuzkittie when you guys did a swap, a year and a half ago I think? Time sure flies by!

  50. Jasmine says:

    Name/Nick: Jasmine or theotherworldly
    Are you a public follower of this blog?
    Yes – I just joined on Google connect. I’ve been secretly reading for at least a year (or more), I often go onto Jamilla Camel’s blog to read her blogroll!
    How did you find this blog?
    I found your blog from bloghopping (makeupforprofessionalasianwomen.blogspot.com) and from searching review of Japanese and Asian makeup. I’m a huge huge huge fan of Asian cosmetics so I really enjoy reading your blog! Some entries I really enjoyed includes your introduction to shopping in Taipei – my sister was travelling there and I sent her the link! She REALLY enjoyed Miranda beauty store. (^v^) I also found your blog when I was searching for The Face Shop Oil-Free BB cream swatches πŸ˜‰ I know you like that one!

  51. Sheila says:

    Name/Nick: Sheila!
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I believe… I found you when I was looking into handsewn brush bags, and then I got linked to your page and then your blog =)

    Commented under pinkrose398 =) http://www.flickr.com/photos/gthomso1/4897107757/

  52. Mandy says:

    Name/Nick: quindunc
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes~ I’ve been a follower for quite some time now. πŸ˜€
    How did you find this blog? I was searching for a tutorial how to do Ga-In’s winged eyeliner on google and I stumbled along your post about the tutorial in a magazine. πŸ˜€

  53. Michelle says:

    Yumeko, as mentioned many times, I love all your posts, travel, make-up, food, everything! Please keep blogging! (*^_^*)

    Name/Nick: Michelle/j0s1e267
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes, finally!
    How did you find this blog? I was doing a search for some MU reviews and chanced upon your blog about 2 years ago. I have been a regular reader ever since!

  54. Thy says:

    Name/Nick: Thy
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes, as petitechouxx
    How did you find this blog? I think it was through another blog. I was trying to find something that is related to Japan.

    Thanks!

  55. Geraldine says:

    Name/Nick: Geraldine
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yesss πŸ™‚ for quite a while but this is my first time commenting
    How did you find this blog? I can’t remember which one, but through another (beauty) blogger. I saw pictures of your handiwork and ever since then I’ve been hooked on keeping up with your travels and foodie pics. one of my favorite blogs to read

  56. hotaru says:

    Name/Nick: hotaru
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yes
    How did you find this blog? I think it was through another blog lotuspalace. Love your blog post especially these travel ones.

    Thank you!

  57. superwoolu says:

    Name/Nick: superwoolu
    Are you a public follower of this blog? teeheehee… yesss
    How did you find this blog? magic

    hey ur hubbies uses flickr too?!? i love that site… i have to get myself a pro account soon cuz flickr is being annoying and telling me once i reach 200 photos i can no longer view my 200 photos lol

  58. Monica says:

    OMG I’m so hungary now looking at these pics:)
    You know I’m a follower!!
    Hmm how did I find your blog? I don’t remember actually…its been so long.
    Thanks for offering a great giveaway.

  59. Bonnie says:

    Name/Nick: Bonnie
    Are you a public follower of this blog? yes yes!
    How did you find this blog? I actually don’t remember how, probably through someone else’s blog. =)
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  60. serah says:

    Name/Nick: Serah.
    Are you a public follower of this blog? Yep, have been for a while πŸ™‚
    How did you find this blog? I believe it was through another blogger.. xppinkx, I think.

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