Saturday, September 30, 2006


For those of you who don't live in Japan, USJ is Universal Studios....Japan. I went the other day with some friends and one of their sisters from out of town. It was surely an experience. I'll have to go back sometime to hit the rides I didn't get a chance to go on this time. We unluckily picked a Monday that happened to be after a 'sports day' here in Japan which meant that kids were not in school that day and had swarmed the park. was a little busy. And we had to wait in wasn't fun........but the rides were good. Here are some pics.

One mini skirt. Mwa ha ha ha.
2 peace signs. Mwa ha ha ha.
3 leather accessories. Mwa ha ha.

The Count is sure one lucky guy. Mwa ha ha ha.

Ikuyo and Kirstens sis - Bree.

Kirsten and Russ. Here we are all waiting in line for the Spiderman ride. I think it was a good 2 hours.

They had some cool stuff to look at while waiting in line - I'll give them that. Pics and bios for people and an imitation Daily Bugle to walk through. Here's a smashing pic of JJ himself.

One of the reasons people go to USJ is all the live 'shows' that are happening all the time. They have character actors wandering around all the time entertaining people. This of course is the Doc from Back to the Future. He was making audience members do all kinds of stupid stuff much to the entertainment of other audience members.

Its just not USJ without Snoopy and the Gang.

Munchkinland or somesuch thing. We went to see Wicked - a story about Glinda the good witch and the Wicked Witch of the West before she was wicked.

A classic Jurassic Park. He he. That rhymes.

Seeeexxy poncho baby! It turns out that you get wet on the Jurassic Park ride. K decided to buy a poncho to avoid the after ride wet hair look.

Peter Pan. Cool night show in the Man made Lake.

Sesame Street. Boy that brings back memories.

On my way to where the air is sweet......

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to E.T????

There it is folks. The big globe.

The Hard Rock. We were going to eat there for dinner until we looked at the price board outside. C'mon guys. I'm willing to spend $25 on a steak, but not macaroni and cheese. Needless to say, we went somewhere else. I don't remember them being THAT expensive in North America. Do Japanese people really pay that much for this crap food???

Anyway, that was our trip. It was fun. Probably do it again sometime :)


osaka jock said...

Wow. It seems we were both trying to post things at the same time. This explains why I kept getting error messages.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Is there ever a time when you are NOT having fun?

In my next life I want to come back as you! :)

karaoke queen said...

Oh, there are the down times (like the day after - hehe)! But hey, I don't like to post about the sad stuff I guess. Just the good things in my life. When I'm talking to my friends in person I can talk about my problems. My blog is for fun stuff :)

QUASAR9 said...

Hi karaoke,
another fun trip

Party, disco, euro hols
Do you get any sleep. lol!

Elaine said...

"One mini skirt. Mwa ha ha ha.
2 peace signs. Mwa ha ha ha.
3 leather accessories. Mwa ha ha.

The Count is sure one lucky guy. Mwa ha ha ha."

HAHAHAHAHAHA! You clever girl you...

OH and how come E.T. looks more attractive than Nicole Ritchie nowadays! You go E.T.!

osaka jock said...

I always knew The Count was a P.I.M.P!

nobuyuki said...

hey, was that the 18th?
i went on the 27th... seems like any day you go there's kids everywhere =P

i always thought snoopy was at knottsbury not universal (cali)... but USJ... hehe... well it's just amusing... especially for halloweeny themes...
but is easy to forget that some of these movies are 15-20 years old? =P

karaoke queen said...

Can't remember what day it was except it was a Monday and it should have been quiet. Damn sports days!!