Trip To Japan
Saturday, 18 February 2017,
Assalamualaikum and hi !
Finally , I have time to share about my latest vacation . So , I went to Japan last December (2016) . I went there for 8 days and 7 nights . My mom and I planned this trip the whole year of 2016 (place to stay , the flight ticket , train ticket etc.) . My spm year guys *cry a river* but it was okay after all because I had plenty of time after spm ended to actually plan what we're going to do in Japan .
So here it is ;
First day : 10th December 2016
We depart from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) at 8 in the morning . The sunrise was so beautiful from up there but I end up sleeping after 1 hour of flight (lack of sleep the night before hehew) . We arrived at Narita Airport after 6 hours of flight . Oh , we took ANA flight just in case you guys want to know . It is quite expensive but we reserved it early so got some discounts there hehe . The normal price per person is likely RM1500 (I don't actually remember the after discount price) . The service was okay and the food is halal too there's no need to be worry . The cabin crews were friendly (except the languange barrier hehe) . I actually sat next to this japanese guy during the flight and we actually talked but then we end up buat hal sendiri .
Then , we activate our Japan Rail Pass as soon as we arrived . My mother booked this JR Pass as the mostly used public transportation is the train . This pass allowed you to take any train under JR-East company and for shinkansen too (fast train) . The pass is about 29000 yen for adult which is plus minus RM 1000 for a week use . It was much easier to travel with that pass as we don't have to buy the train ticket at the station anymore .
We stayed at one of the guesthouse in Shibuya,Tokyo . The guesthouse was fine and the owner is friendly too .We searched for the guesthouse at tripadvisor.com.my . The neighbourhood is quite at night but like a bee in the morning as the naka-meguro station is just a few steps from the guesthouse (300m kot) . Then , we went for shopping (dry food ) because we don't have anything to eat for breakfast the next morning . My favourite shop is LAWSON (kind of 7e but cheaper) . Omg there were so much halal food and drinks (ofc non-halal exist too) . We went there every night (dah jadi tempat wajib pergi)
Second day : 11 December 2016
The next day , we went to Thatched House at Kawaguchiko near Mount Fuji (highest mountain in Japan) . Actually , there are many things to do in Kawaguchiko but we chose Thatched House because we want to experience wearing the traditional costume of Japanese people . It was 6 degree celcius at that time
3rd day : 12 December 2016
4th day : 13th December 2016
As for the fourth day , we decided to go out a little bit late because we were so exhausted from yesterday's activity . So we just decided to go to Tokyo Disneyland . We took a train (JR pass as usual) and stop at Maihama station . I bought a 1-day ticket for JUNIOR as I am not 18 yet at that time . It cost around 6400 japanese yen which will be RM252.45 (according to the latest currency state) . I thought Disneyland is a place for kids but I was wrong . I actually had fun there with the fun rides and it is so hugeeeeeeeee . Literally , I completed my 10 000 steps just walking in the park . It was raining a little bit but then it was just fine . Not too cold and I can even take off my jacket haha .
Fifth day : 14th December 2017
For the fifth day , we just took a walk around Tokyo . I don't have a lot of pictures for that day because I forgot to charge the camera *cry a river* . So , we went for food hunting , the tokyo tower and even the famous rainbow bridge .We also walked across Ginza (famous shopping spot) and I must tell you that the urge to shop is so high but I have to control myself . At that time , the highest deck of the Tokyo Tower was closed for a little renovation I think so we just get to see from the 50m deck . I bought a ticket for 500 japanese yen which is about RM20 per person (middle school) . At the end of the day , we went to see the light sensation for the christmas season . It was so beautiful but unfortunately I can't record that moment .
6th day : 15th December 2016
For the 6th day , we went to my favorite place , Kyoto ! There were a lot of things that mesmerized me including the culture , the beauty of nature and the foods too ! We reserved the seat for shinkansen from Shinagawa , Tokyo to Kyoto . At Kyoto , we have to buy for the railway pass as the train is not under JR-East company . There were trains under JR but it is not heading to the place we wanted to go . We actually tried ramen (halal ramen) near the Kyoto station and it was so delicious . I ordered just a regular bowl but I am satisfied because the bowl is so big and full with the food . Later on , we went to the Emperor's castle (but just at the outside) .As you're in Kyoto , the food that you must eat in Kyoto is its green tea ice cream . It was so delicious (and I'm craving for it right now when I just thinking about it) . There are a lot of temples in Kyoto . We just saw it from far as we don't have much time . We traveled just a day for each place so we don't have much time to really explore Kyoto . I have to come back to Japan just to spend time at Kyoto . We went to see the top University which is University of Kyoto . At that fine moment , I just having thoughts what if I study in Kyoto (aha just another daydream that can't be true) . At the end of the day , we went to the famous halal beef restaurant , Yakiniku-Naritaya . It was just a small place . People have to line up there . Luckily , we went there before the dinner time so we don't have to line up . The meats were so tender and juicy . The meats were so fresh and they really have the skills to cut the meats .
7th day : 16th December 2016
We went to play the snow at Echigo-Yuzawa . Actually , we wanted to go to Niigata but end up , my mom saw Echigo-Yuzawa snowing at that moment . She made up her mind and we have to wait for shinkansen . We just spend our half day in shinkansen . As soon as we arrived , we went for a walk near the station and it was snowing ! There is a park near to the station and we just played with the snow until we're tired . We spend about 3 hours just playing the snow and my khakis was soaked with melted snow but unfortunately I didn't bring extra pants . It was fun having opportunity to spend time with my siblings because during my spm year , I didn't spend a lot of time with my family . I studied like hell and my home just like rumah singgah at that time . So , having a trip with my family is heaven !
8th day : 17th December 2016
Our last day at Japan ! Our JR pass have been deactivate as it was only for a week use . So , we decided to take a bus to Narita Airport . We took a bus at a hotel near Shibuya Station . I don't remember how much it cost but it is an affordable price . So we spend our time at the airport and we ate halal curry udon at the airport . It was my first time trying curry udon at it was so delicious ! There are halal foods at airport too so you don't have to worry what to eat there .
p/s : sorry for my grammar
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