Friday, 29 April 2016

Japan Trip day 05 (Kyoto, Fushimi Inari, Kiyomizu Temple, Osaka)

Hello again!!!
We are on day 05 today
it was on April 4th

So anyway, i haven't told you guys on the previous post about the hotel that i checked in Hamamatsu
According to my tour guide, this hotel is the best one among the hotel list on my japan tour
The hotel name is Okura Act City
yeah the lobby was really big, but in my opinion, the breakfast was not that good

view from the room
Anyway based on my experience in this trip
The unique thing i got from staying at Japan hotels is that they really provide super complete toiletries
Im not really sure if u stay in budget hotel
But, since i went with a tour (Golden Rama), i was staying in mostly 4-5 stars hotel
Even in few hotels, they provide soap, shampoo, conditioner from Shiseido
As some of you may know that Shiseido is originally from Japan
The scent was really good, not too strong
Such a good way to promote the brand as well since actually i haven't used any Shiseido product before, but i love it now!

Yes, so from Hamamatsu we continue the trip to Kyoto

Our first stop on this day was Fushimi Inari

Its one of the famous places to go as well when you go to Kyoto, Japan
There's a lot f couple took a prewed photo as well in here 

On my way back to bus again, there was a lot of food stand alongside the road

Looks so GOOD

green tea tofu soft serve :P

After finished walking around, we then continue our trip again
but because its already lunch time, we should stop by to have some lunch

here are some photos on our way to the restaurant


found these cuties wearing yukata

you will see a lot of flower pot next to pedestrian way
Our second stop was Kiyomizu Temple
it is not too far from the restaurant though
However, since the earlier of the trip, me and Yuliana have been excited to wear Kimono
we decided to go to Kimono rental around Kiyomizu Temple
since i've been googling it before about the price, t&c
So as soon as our bus parked nearby Kiyomizu temple
we rushed to the Kimono rental place

still have time to take photo bcs it just too beautiful!!!

I don't remember the rental name though
but when you are in Kiyomizu Temple area,
I'm sure there will be a LOT
you can go to any rental place anyway

Here i list some info about the rental place that i went to:
There are 2 prices, the simple one and more expensive one
When you rental the kimono here, you will be rented a kimono including obi, bag, and sandal 
You can choose any colour you want but within the collection
But its not include the hairstyle and makeup
In this place they only provide hairstyle though, it will cost 1500 yen

So, for the simple collection you have to pay around 4900 yen (include hairstyle), and for the other collection is around 5900 yen (include hairstyle)

At first time i didn't realise that there are 2 collections
so it turned out i choose the expensive one :(
but since i've worn it, and it really took like 30 mins to just wearing the kimono, i ended up paying the expensive one
Yes it will took you a long time to wear the kimono, but DONT BE PANIC, there will be lot of assistants will helping you wear it

and for the photo?
Don't worry, just walk by and you will find a lot of spot or places to take photo at
But, make sure you got someone to take your photo :D

ahhhh i miss japan a lot while writing this blog
the air, the food, the place
everything was really amazing!

Time to go back to our Hotel
But before we got some dinner first

bookstore next to the restaurant

most favourite drink while in Japan

anyway i was stayed at Amagasaki New Archaic Hotel
was good and convenient 

sooo, see you on my last blog about Trip in Japan later

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Japan Trip day 04 (Mt. Fuji, Gotemba Premium Outlet, Hamamatsu)

me while waiting for Shinkansen
its already day 04!!!
feels like i don't wanna go home
time flies so fast when you are in holiday
i wish i could wake up to this beautiful view everyday

view from my room

and anyway i was trying the onsen the night before
The onsen itself means hot springs
it was really nice since the weather is a bit cold 
There are some rules before you entering the onsen though
i got the information itself from the local guide
it said that you must wash your body throughly before entering the onsen, you can't wear any clothes or underwear to onsen, and you must have no tattoo on your body parts
but sorry, no camera allowed within the onsen LOL

Anyway on this day, due to schedule we were going to see mt Fuji after the breakfast
but it said we need to relay on the weather condition
There are 5 level on the road to be able to see the mt fuji well
Alongside the road to level 5, there was still a lot of pile of snows from the previous winter season
However due to rain and bad weather, our group only managed to reach level 4

Since we have reached level 4 anyway,
we stopped by in small convenience store to look around
There were some cute and unique things sold in here, such as "Mt. Fuji Air"
yes, AIR! it sold in a can with air inside, at first i didn't really sure either it is true or not, then i asked my local guide and she said yes, they sell AIR hahaha
and they also selling Mt fuji kitkat here
Unfortunately i forgot to take the picture

The weather was super cold added with rain
i couldn't stand any longer outside

the snow was SO DIRTY :(

And then, we continue the trip again
but before, we stopped by to have our lunch

the place was really nice
and i really like the ambience here
i was having rice, tempura, udon soup and some side dishes
the dessert (the chocolate colour near the udon)  was really good
but i forget the name of it
basically it was crunchy outside but soft inside
i think they put redbean paste and mochi inside, SO GOOD!!!

After we got our tummy full, we then continue our trip again to Gotemba Premium Outlet

there is a lot of branded shops here selling cheaper products than usual
Its not because of the fake product
but usually the products sold here are mostly the one from the previous season or products that haven't sold for a long period of time in original store
The brands included balenciaga, ysl, celine, michael kors, bvlgari, jimmy choo, etc

when you are in Japan, don't forget to try their McDonalds
i recommend Shrimp Burger, it was really delicious
the guide asked me to try their fish burger, but in my opinion its not that good
the Shrimp Burger is far better, its a must food to try when you are in japan
i also tried the limited Sakura Fizz, since they will only sell it during sakura season
The taste was really good and refreshing as well

Then move to the next schedule
we were going to Hamamatsu using the fastest train called Shinkansen

i wonder when Jakarta train station would be like this in future


met this super cutie girl at the train

so that was it for day 04
see you again on day 05 :D