WeeN's note: I'm trying to recall my last days in Japan, but everything seems so.. vague. -_- Finally, my last post. Thank you for your patience. I've gotten lazy myself. LOL.
Yinghui and Vicky recommended me to go to Nara on my last full day in Japan. Initially I was planning on going to Kobe, but after Yinghui mentioned something about being able to see baby deers I thought it would be a good idea!
|sunny day in Shin-Ōsaka|
Actually Yinghui suggested going to Shiga as well, saying that there's a traditional music performance in the morning by Lake Biwa side.
I should have asked specifically which side because Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan! :3
Quite tempted to go since UVERworld is from there but since I did no research on the prefecture.. i'll save it for next timelah.
|my jimat breakfast|
Took the subway train from Shin-Ōsaka (red Midōsuji Line) to Namba station and transfered into the Kintetsu Line to Nara. There are a lot of type of trains available to Nara, from local trains (more stops) to express or rapid express or semi-express trains (lesser stops). I can't remember which one I took. I think it was the rapid express one. Took me around 20 minutes from Namba to Nara.
Upon exiting the Nara Kintetsu Station, I chose to go out at the East Exit, which is for people who wants to walk. Take the West Exit if you wanna take the shuttle buses.
|school trip on a Sunday|
Beware: influx of photos ahead! I think I panicked and started snapping away since it was my last day in Japan so I wanted to document everything I see. :P
|Higashimuki Shopping Street|
Started walking towards the direction of Tōdai-ji (東大寺), because I wanted to see the Daibutsu (大仏), which is the largest Buddha statue in Japan.
|I'm always interested in capturing photos of traditional structures/monuments/poles/etc. Must be the inner archaelogist kicking in.|
Walked into the Kōfuku-ji (興福寺) first after seeing this World Heritage sign:
|this is supercute: kids (i assume kindergarten) sitting down at the sidewalk having their meals|
Then I started spotting deers!
|this dude started dozing off as i was taking this photo|
|ZZzz.. so cute!|
|The Tōkon-dō (東金堂 = East Golden Hall) and the gojū-no-tō (五重塔 = five-storied pagoda),|
|look at that butt!|
|this fella tak layan me because i had no food with me wtf|
|the Nan'en-dō (南円堂 = South Octagonal Hall)|
|such a nice day for a picnic. i wonder where to have picnics in Malaysia?|
|ticket counters. tickets for adults are priced at 500 yen, which is approximately RM20|
|looks so.. MIGHTY in this photo, doesn't it?|
And behold, the Daibutsu:
I think I stood in awe for a while, before starting to take photos (like all the other tourists) and then prayed. I'm not sure of what chants to.. er.. chant so I just said the ones I always use when I'm in a Thai Buddhist Temple.
LOL. I'm pretty sure the Buddha is multi-lingual. XP
|there's a line for kids who wants an opportunity to pass through this hole on this pillar. There's this belief that whoever can pass through this hole will attain enlightenment (!!!!)|
Walked into the Higashimuki shopping street.
|my 130 yen mochi. mmmmmmmmmm..... =9|
(Late) Lunch was at とんかつがんこ (Tonkatsu Ganko).
|i love this sesame dressing! ^^|
|my 680 yen meal|
|yummy potato salad|
Left Nara after my late lunch and decided to have my final walk in Osaka.
|guess where was I heading up to?|
I went inside TSUTAYA in Ebisubashi, yeah the one in front of Kani Doraku, where I met Vicky and Yinghui the first time.
|I just had to resist from buying anything, which I regret. I should have bought at least a single. Hur..|
|almost stayed in this hotel!|
|i'm wondering if the meat IS the sex machine.|
|the famous Glico running man|
Decided to go back to my hotel before it turns dark. Actually I should have stayed out longer. :(
|last hotel in Japan, Chisun Hotel Shin-Osaka|
|this is "karoriikontorooruaisu" which is.. calorie-controlled ice-cream? XP|
Oh I shall show you my room! Compared to the one in Shinsaibashi, it was smaller.. and has NO fridge!
|the room, with the bathroom on the left|
Actually among all the five hotels I stayed in during my trip in Japan, this was the smallest and the cheapest (at around RM130+/night)!
|the table (sorry for the rubbish!)|
|the sliding door of the window|
|the view of the train tracks to Shin-Osaka station|
So that pretty much sums up my last (full) day in Japan!
I might be going again end of 2013, if I can manage to save up on time.
Actually I'm planning to make Japan as my yearly holiday destination - just to attend UVERworld lives.
I think I will make it a point to go watch UVERworld concert at least once a year.