Monday, February 20

Winter in Japan - Part 5

Day 5.
Last day before heading back to Kuching on the next day.

Everyone who knows me well know that how much I love Korea. Keep on visiting Korea every single year, this May is my fourth time there. So here in Japan we wouldn't miss the chance to visit Japan little Korea town #kiasusungguh

Korea town is located not far from Tsuruhasi station, exit 5 turn right walk ahead at the intersection main road cross to the other side (zebra line). The korean shops are scattered in the building but to this main korea town you have to walk further in this building and out of it. We just used google maps to help us.



 The reason why I'm here!

 and this too! I used not to like it but after a while I end up loving it. Banana uyu, if only they have strawberry as well.


Last spot was Umeda Sky Tower.

It wasn't that special but the view from 173m up high is breathtaking as well.

 #there'salwayshopeoutthere


The elevator to the observatory deck. best design ever.



 The observatory deck.

 Going down now #backtoreality

Here is Umeda Sky Tower view, those to V shape are the elevators to the observatory decks. I got to say amazing construction and well plan. 
  

Staircases to heaven? or maybe not just to the observatory deck of Umeda Sky Buiding.



Winter in Japan - Part 4

Day 4.

We actually planned to visit Fushimi Inari and off to Nara but we decided to stop by at Uji *something tells us that Uji is worth it to try*

Uji (宇治) is a small city situated between Kyoto and Nara, two of Japan's most famous historical and cultural centers. Uji city is also one of the main tea growing areas in Japan. Green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced here in Uji city are famous for their quality not only in Japan also all over the world.

at first we thought we gonna just have a very brief visit of Uji, but we instantly felt in love with Uji. It's so beautiful. 


"And now you may ask, what is so special about a walk along the Uji River? If you take a more detoured walk towards Byodo-in, passing the Municipal Tourist Center, you will be greeted by mesmerizing red bridges that lead to various temples and shrines along your walk. The view is one that you will not one to miss - reflections on the water of these bridges, of the lush greenery that reminds you of the countryside-feeling that Uji has, and of the Cormorant fishing boats that Uji is also known for. You may even stop by the Municipal Tourist Center to cool off and read a bit about Uji's history while sampling some of their complimentary green tea."


 










 13tiers of Pagoda at No shima island.

Uji river captures my heart the most.




#The road not taken.

"And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth"


Uji-jinja Shrine
 

 It's city of green tea, so definitely getting some of green tea home.
 



It was a shame that we didn't walked up to Amagase dam. We were already actually but had a second thought because we were not sure how far it's gonna be so we gave up cause we needed to go to Nara after that. We actually cancel Fushimi Inari as well, cause we love Uji so much that we were not realised that we spend so much time just walking around that city.
Both of my legs hurt badly but it was worth it. I still long for Uji. It definitely capture my heart the most here in Japan. This city is underrated but it's better in other words less crowded more peaceful walking around.

Love for Uji the most.

Off to Nara, we took JR line to Nara because we get tired of transferring train line and the price we had to pay is pay 560 yen extra cause JR line is not included in Kansai thru pass and we walked almost or more than 20 minutes to reach Nara Park from JR Nara station. 

Kintetsu Nara station is nearest to any tourist spot in Nara.
  
We managed to stop by at the market for a little shopping though.


Not so friendly deers, I get scared of them easily.

I just love Uji so much that I don't have much to say about Nara, hihii.

Winter in Japan - Part 3

Day 3.
Kyoto here we come.

We started our journey from Nippombashi station straight to Gion-Shijo.
We decided to walk from Gion street to Nikishi Market - if you are wondering is it walkable or not. It is walkable but hahaa.. quite a journey as well maybe 20 minute walks.

Here in Gion street.



I don't really adore Gion as the scenery is quite the same, but well most of blogs recommended it so I just have to tick it since in Kyoto.

 On our way to Nikishi market we found this street, so pretty. If only it's spring with sakura blooming.

Here at Nikishi market.

Nikishi market offer tonne of foods, 

 Here some of foods that I wont be able to resist.
 
 They said when in Japan you at least have to try match ice cream once!
 We left Nikishi market from Karasuma station to Arashiyama through Hankyu Line.If you are wondering doesnt really matter which station you are in Arashiyama etc randen-saga station it's just nearby each other.

 
Beautiful Arashiyama station, love it.

From Arashiyama station, we walked straight and passed by this bridge


Splendid view of Arashiyama.


and before you head up to bamboo forest on the right you'll see this Kimono forest which actually at randen-saga station. It's just a short walk of kimono garden, but since you are there have a look on it.

The bamboo forest, we were not so much art people who can amazing picture. 
but bamboo forest (/)


Dinner at  Arashiyama.

Lets called it a day.

Monday, February 20

Winter in Japan - Part 5

Day 5.
Last day before heading back to Kuching on the next day.

Everyone who knows me well know that how much I love Korea. Keep on visiting Korea every single year, this May is my fourth time there. So here in Japan we wouldn't miss the chance to visit Japan little Korea town #kiasusungguh

Korea town is located not far from Tsuruhasi station, exit 5 turn right walk ahead at the intersection main road cross to the other side (zebra line). The korean shops are scattered in the building but to this main korea town you have to walk further in this building and out of it. We just used google maps to help us.



 The reason why I'm here!

 and this too! I used not to like it but after a while I end up loving it. Banana uyu, if only they have strawberry as well.


Last spot was Umeda Sky Tower.

It wasn't that special but the view from 173m up high is breathtaking as well.

 #there'salwayshopeoutthere


The elevator to the observatory deck. best design ever.



 The observatory deck.

 Going down now #backtoreality

Here is Umeda Sky Tower view, those to V shape are the elevators to the observatory decks. I got to say amazing construction and well plan. 
  

Staircases to heaven? or maybe not just to the observatory deck of Umeda Sky Buiding.



Winter in Japan - Part 4

Day 4.

We actually planned to visit Fushimi Inari and off to Nara but we decided to stop by at Uji *something tells us that Uji is worth it to try*

Uji (宇治) is a small city situated between Kyoto and Nara, two of Japan's most famous historical and cultural centers. Uji city is also one of the main tea growing areas in Japan. Green tea and matcha (powdered green tea) produced here in Uji city are famous for their quality not only in Japan also all over the world.

at first we thought we gonna just have a very brief visit of Uji, but we instantly felt in love with Uji. It's so beautiful. 


"And now you may ask, what is so special about a walk along the Uji River? If you take a more detoured walk towards Byodo-in, passing the Municipal Tourist Center, you will be greeted by mesmerizing red bridges that lead to various temples and shrines along your walk. The view is one that you will not one to miss - reflections on the water of these bridges, of the lush greenery that reminds you of the countryside-feeling that Uji has, and of the Cormorant fishing boats that Uji is also known for. You may even stop by the Municipal Tourist Center to cool off and read a bit about Uji's history while sampling some of their complimentary green tea."


 










 13tiers of Pagoda at No shima island.

Uji river captures my heart the most.




#The road not taken.

"And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth"


Uji-jinja Shrine
 

 It's city of green tea, so definitely getting some of green tea home.
 



It was a shame that we didn't walked up to Amagase dam. We were already actually but had a second thought because we were not sure how far it's gonna be so we gave up cause we needed to go to Nara after that. We actually cancel Fushimi Inari as well, cause we love Uji so much that we were not realised that we spend so much time just walking around that city.
Both of my legs hurt badly but it was worth it. I still long for Uji. It definitely capture my heart the most here in Japan. This city is underrated but it's better in other words less crowded more peaceful walking around.

Love for Uji the most.

Off to Nara, we took JR line to Nara because we get tired of transferring train line and the price we had to pay is pay 560 yen extra cause JR line is not included in Kansai thru pass and we walked almost or more than 20 minutes to reach Nara Park from JR Nara station. 

Kintetsu Nara station is nearest to any tourist spot in Nara.
  
We managed to stop by at the market for a little shopping though.


Not so friendly deers, I get scared of them easily.

I just love Uji so much that I don't have much to say about Nara, hihii.

Winter in Japan - Part 3

Day 3.
Kyoto here we come.

We started our journey from Nippombashi station straight to Gion-Shijo.
We decided to walk from Gion street to Nikishi Market - if you are wondering is it walkable or not. It is walkable but hahaa.. quite a journey as well maybe 20 minute walks.

Here in Gion street.



I don't really adore Gion as the scenery is quite the same, but well most of blogs recommended it so I just have to tick it since in Kyoto.

 On our way to Nikishi market we found this street, so pretty. If only it's spring with sakura blooming.

Here at Nikishi market.

Nikishi market offer tonne of foods, 

 Here some of foods that I wont be able to resist.
 
 They said when in Japan you at least have to try match ice cream once!
 We left Nikishi market from Karasuma station to Arashiyama through Hankyu Line.If you are wondering doesnt really matter which station you are in Arashiyama etc randen-saga station it's just nearby each other.

 
Beautiful Arashiyama station, love it.

From Arashiyama station, we walked straight and passed by this bridge


Splendid view of Arashiyama.


and before you head up to bamboo forest on the right you'll see this Kimono forest which actually at randen-saga station. It's just a short walk of kimono garden, but since you are there have a look on it.

The bamboo forest, we were not so much art people who can amazing picture. 
but bamboo forest (/)


Dinner at  Arashiyama.

Lets called it a day.