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Fuji Q! Wooo!

GGB BC and GGB ChroMa hit up Fuji Q highlands for a day of fun, sun, rides, excitement, views of Fuji, thrills, rides, excitement…and fun!

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Fuji Q was easy to get to, easy to sort tickets out, and a must do!

Transport - I recommend taking the bus, but we ended up getting the train. Simple summary here. Bus stop in Shinjuku is here.

Cost - transport was only ¥2000 a way on the bus (and around ¥2500 for the train). Cheap, efficient…relatively fast. Fuji Q highlands was only ¥5500 yen in. We got the ticket before hand here. Peak season pre-purchase is probably wise.

FUJI Q Wooooo!

We started the day with playing Smash on the train…as is tradition.

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When we got the park we jumped on Takabisha…which was insane!!! The views of Fuji from this ride were so legit, but maaan was it scary. Super thrilling ride!

The wait was a couple of hours, but not an issue if you have your switches with you ;)

After this, we went on the infamous Fujiyama!!! It seems like a classic; as it is well known and old (lel). We went on that ride a couple of times. Very enjoyable!

Lunch was solid (and cheap). Beers were a little pricey…but why not. After this, we went on a beast of a coaster, called Eejanaika. Was really mental.

To finish off the day we had a nice walk from Fuji Q station to Kawaguchiko station. Good views of Fuji, and overall, awesome day!

Snow Pow!! Sugadaira Snowboarding with GGB!

February…time to hit the slopes again! GGB headed to Sugadaira, Nagano, from 9th - 11th for a nice lil’ getaway from Tokyo.

Amazing views of the surrounding slopes in Sugadaira, Nagano

Amazing views of the surrounding slopes in Sugadaira, Nagano


It was the first time going here but it didn’t disappoint!

The town was quaint and sleepy, but the slopes plentiful! It wasn’t packed despite being a 3 day weekend…which was nice :) Another upside was that most of the people were there were skiers…and skiers don’t like powder apparently. So it was nice and fresh and deep for us! Snow Pow! Woo!

GGB boys getting ready to hit the slopes

GGB boys getting ready to hit the slopes


Evening 1 we went on a nice night walk to the conbini (about 30 mins walk away) but the conditions were awesome for a night stroll. Well…it was freezing of course…

Day 2 consisted of lots of woodland courses and drinking with random Japanese peeps. We even got to play little blackjack with them!

Day 3 we hit the bigger slopes and saw some mad views. Preeeeetty beautiful

Overall, I would definitely recommend Sugadaira and I would happily go again.

It was really affordable (just 27,000 for 3 days for rental, accommodation (including dinner and breakfast) lift tickets and transport using this site ——> Ski Ichiba!), not so busy, not so far from Tokyo, and the slopes were good.

Super enjoyable GGB Snowbo trip :)

Get out to the slopes peeps before the season comes to an end!

GGB hits up Zenin Sansen (an Umebura tournament)

GGB found themselves in the heart of Tokyo to attend one of the biggest tournaments happening in Japan: Umebura. But this was not just any Umebura tournament lol no. This was Zenin Sansen. The be-all-end-all tournament as a veteran Smash game puts up his hat to make way for the young buck. This tournament was a glorious farewell to the legend that is Super Smash Bros. for the WiiU. I mean, you can still play it but now that Ultimate is out who will, next.

The place: Sunshine City. The city: Ikebukuro. And on the menu: A heavy dose of Smash 4 glory with a side of Melee (yeah that’s right folks, the legend that’ll never die had it’s own tournament as well). Smash 4 heavyweights, the greatest Japan has to offer, gathered to show their prowess one more time for the game that they love. We saw the likes of Abadango, Ken, Tea, Choco, Eim, and many more facing off in a no holds barred slugfest that would bring a tear to any man’s eye. GGB caught a glimpse into the eye of the beast as Eim took the Umebura crown in the end while over on the Melee side sanne took the W over a battle for the ages against aMSa. We are beyond excited to see what these titans of Smash will do with Smash Ultimate, and you bet your last coin GGB is gonna be there to see it. Make sure to check out the highlights of the tournament in video form here and in photo form courtesy of our own GGB Dajare (check out the full album here and the rest of his awesome instagram @genericd).

-GGB (Bursss)

GGB in Taiwan!

Here we are! GGB in Taiwan, checking out the sites, doing street beers, and meeting the locals!

Mr BC went running, followed by being an early alarm clock for the sleeping GGB boys. Woke, smashed coffee, copious amounts of toast got bodied, and we hit the streets of Taipei.

To put it quite simply…it’s like a mini Tokyo. Taipei has the awesome aspects of Tokyo (shopping streets that feel like a mini Shinjuku / blinding flashing lights on crossings that’s reminiscent of Shibuya / street beers ;)) - but Taipei also has the lovely, nitty gritty, interesting aroma-ry, hot and sweaty feel that Thailand has (mainly the night markets).

We experienced it all!

Day 1 - walked around the streets. Checked out the local spots (chiang kai shek - memorial). Hit up Taipei 101 for some beer towers and shots from a nice hi-so bar.

Day 2 - Elephant Mountain (Xiàngshān), followed by some siccckkk beef noodles and again, out to Taipei 101 for drinking

Day 3 - markets upon markets.

Amazing place. 3 days is sufficient! Higly recommend. GGB nailed it! Needs a bit more smash though…only saw one Mario and one cheeky Ness walking around. Let’s go again boys?