Un-Expected plan

Friday, October 12, 2012 / Comments (0) / by Skinny Yash

We're supposed to fly back to KL by end of this month. But few days back, Hubs just got an update that they are releasing the project team member earlier. So, I only have this weekend to go for shopping! And guess what, Hubs going to work on weekend coz the project go-live on that day. Pfft

Makanya, aku kena settlekan beli barang during weekdays. This is so frustrating. Kita dah plan nak buat itu ini, semuanya jadi kelam kabut. Plus nak mengemas rumah and packing barang2 lagi. Haih.

Anyway, glad to be back! But at some point, I will miss Tokyo a lot!! :( Entah bila dapat mai lagi. Kan? :p


Cheers!

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Autumn in Nikko, Japan

Friday, October 12, 2012 / Comments (0) / by Skinny Yash

On 7th October, we went for a day trip to Nikko! Located at Tochigi prefecture and quite a long journey I must say. hehe But, totally worth it! Autumn in Nikko.

Al-kisahnya, kami di arah supaya berkumpul di Asakusa Tobu line tepat pukul 7:55pagi. Tapi ada yang sesat disekitar Asakusa. hehe. Maka, half of us naik train dulu (free because it's included in the discount pass) and my husband and I tunggu another friend. He actually late 2 minutes! Train kat jepun kan tepat, maka memang tertinggal la! Rapid train ke Nikko ni sejam satu. So, we took another train called Limited Express, ala-ala macam Romance Car but with additional charges of 1000Yen. Kalau dalam website cakap 1120Yen, but not not sure why they only charge us 1000. Ok. Rezeki. This limited express train laju and only stops at certain station. So, we all cuma lewat 20minutes from them. :)
Nikko Tobu Station
Basically, Discount pass harga 4400 Yen. It's included rapid train from Asakusa to Nikko. Then bus around Nikko. There's a discount to certain places kalau tunjuk pass tu. So, tak payah nak buat kira-kira sangat. Kalau nak pergi Nikko, just buy the Discount Pass. Settle. :) Because we went there on weekend, memang la packed. Traffic macam nak naik genting malam tahun baru! Huhu So, from Nikko station kalau jalan kaki dalam 30 minit je. Pejam celik pejam celik sampai.

Traffic jam along the road

And our first spot is Sacred bridge. Cantik sangat sungai dia! Jernih! Kaler biru okay! Eh ke hijau? Whatever! Memang super cantik! Nak lalu bridge ni kena bayar. So, we just took a photo from outside. :)


Then we walk through the Nikko national park to Toshogu shrines. Eh layan gambaq je la!

Sacred Bridge

Nikko National Park

One of the many shrines. hehe

6 storeys pagoda
After that, we waited for the bus to Yumoto-onsen. The last stop at Nikko. Bus memang macam sardin. Serious tak tipu. And journey to Yumoto-Onsen took about 2 hours kot. Tak ingat! Tapi memang kena berdiri la sampai Chuzenji (about 1.5hrs) stop, baru ramai turun. So, we got a seat! Al-kisahnya elok-elok naik bus ada drama kungfu berlaku. Anak tumbuk bapak kat muka plak tu! sampai terjatuh spek bapak dia! Kesian! But funny! hahaha Sebab lepas tu bukan main baik pulak bapak dengan anak tu. Saiko la anak dia. Dah besar kot. Umur 20lebih ada tu! Ok. abaikan.

The most amazing part naik bus ni because of the journey. Pernah tengok Initial D? And we rode at the same road like in Initial D. Irohazaka road! I'm not a big fan, tapi sebab kawan Hubs yang beriya and we all pon terinfluence sekali! Hehe. Fun! Bila ada orang yang secara detail bagitau every spot of the road compared in Initial D. hehehe

Irohazaka Road
Irohazaka road opp way





Dangerous!
Sampai Yumoto-Onsen, the place macam tempat peranginan yang dah mati. And mostly yang naik smpai atas tu, orang yang memang nak bermalam kat hotel sekitar situ sebab ada onsen (hot spring). Kedai makan cuma ada satu je, tepi lake. Murah jugak. We eat Soba with tempura. Okla. Weather sangat la sejuk! Nasib bawak jaket! :) And after makan, tangkap gambar sikit kat tepi lake (not that nice) and we wait for the next bus down back to Chuzenji Lake.

Lake at Yumoto-onsen
Autumn looks
While waiting for the bus
Here in Chuzenji stop, we head to Kegon Falls. The highest waterfalls in Japan. Cantik! :) Keje tangkap gambar je! Then we walked back to Chuzenji Lake tangkap gambar sampai sunset. Nice sunset weihh!! Memang cantik!! After that, we walked back to the Chuzenji stop and wait for the bus back to Nikko Station.

Way to Kegon Falls

Kegon Falls

Lake Chuzenji

Kulit album

Sunset at Chuzenji Lake

More info on Nikko Discount Pass, check out the link.


Cheers!


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Day trip to Takao-san

Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Comments (0) / by Skinny Yash

Takao-san or Mount Takao still located in Tokyo region and gunung paling dekat dengan Tokyo. From Shinjuku station it takes about 1.5 hours to get to Takaosanguchi station. Once dah sampai station tu (last station), ada tourist center where you can get your map. And it's free. There's a tour guide offer also, tapi kalau tak nak..tak payah! Ada track, so you wont get lost! hehe

The map
Tips, sebelum naik sila lah stretching apa-apa yang patut. Fitness kena mantap. Kalau tak, pancit la kau! hahaha We are fit enough, so we get a Chairlift to the half of the mountain! ;) Seronok naik chairlift, macam nak main ski pulak! And gayat pon ye, coz there are no safety belt given. Dah la kerusi kecik, rasa macam nak tergelungsur ke bawah! Oh, you can choose either cable car or chairlift! mana-mana pon sampai tempat yang sama. huhu And chairlift cost you 470yen

Chairlift

Once reach at the base, while looking at the map, we saw a signage says waterfall. Okay. Please everyone! Jangan tertipu dengan waterfall kat Mt.Takao. Dusta semata! Waterfall dia, kuat lagi air paip kat rumah! hahaha macam air longkang je! Can you imagine we took a track down halfway and we asked a couple of orang tua yang sedang mendaki naik and she said it's another 15minutes or so. Padahal, kitorang menurun and berjalan tu around 30minutes kot! Magik ke apa orang tua tu! hish! And sangatlah kecewa bila tengok waterfall macam kat bawah ni! hahahah After a 15minutes break, we climbed up again to the base. Rasa bazir tenaga sangat! hahaha tapi funny!
The signage
On our way down to the WATERFALL

The waterfall! LOL
We then continue our journey to the summit. It says around 40minutes, and not sure itu untuk pro or amatur macam kami. Pfft! There are lot's of trail. Luckily our lead (hubs ofcmate) researched enough, so we took the easiest train. But still, bila nak dekat-dekat sampai tu, kena mendaki tangga jugak! MasyaAllah. Kuatkan lah iman ku. hehehe

Our trail starts here

It's a breathtaking view up there. Tapi nasib tak begitu baik sebab Fuji-san tido! But, glad that I made to the top of Mt. Takao 1,965 ft tall (599 metres).
 
View from Takao-san

They are discussing which trail to take
Journey turun pon mencabar jugak! We took another trail, i think the 6th trail. Sapa naik ikut situ, memang tahap gaban punya mencabar! Paling mencabar when you see those nenek2 and atuk2 tua hiking with full attire and full gear! Memang pro habis! Umur I think linkungan 60-80years old. And they still strong and fastest that us! Bole??! And you know what, I saw a lady sat at the side of the trail while breastfeeding her baby!!!! Oh my!!! Kagum gile aku!!!And those with toddlers umur macam 2-4years old, they ask them to walk themselves. Bukan dukung okay! And obviously, no stroller la kan! Memang kagum habis dgn orang Jepun ni! Dasyat!

On the way back

Take two

See, they brings baby for hiking too!

Part of the trail
Ini memberi kesedaran pada kita masyarakat Malaysia, semuanya lazy bump! haha Pergi mana-mana naik kereta. Balik rumah, parking kereta pon depan rumah. Un-like Japanese. They spend their whole life walking! Sebab tu, sampai tua hiking pon takde hal! And 60% hikers on that day is old people.

Can you imagine? :)

Full info on Takao-san you click on this link.


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