Namida ga kobore nai youni
Omoidasu haru no hi
Hitoripocchi no yoru..."
[Ue o muite arukou - Sakamoto Kyuu]
(The original Japanese song of the modern "Sukiyaki" song)
Well, sorry for the late updates on my blog. Now, it's time for me to tell something happening in Japan. There were lots of things I saw in Japan recently. Maybe this is just the first time I've ever been in Japan. Actually, my purpose to go to Japan is to looking forward to their culture or well, maybe the modern Japanese culture! It was like a week tour (around 28th May until 3rd June of this year). We went there two weeks ago by Malaysian Airlines (MAS), with our tour group. These photos that I will show in this blog are just the highlights of Japan, although my eldest brother and I took plenty of photos of it. It was pretty fun, I tell you. A MUST GO destination!
The next one, Mt. Fuji came into view, at last! Thank God. Well, I guess 富士山(Fuji-san) is such a 'shy' mountain. At one day, we cannot see the mountain, but at the other day, it appeared! Well, it's such a hard one to get a view of this little Mt. Fuji there. By the way, we, in a tour group, also went to just the 5th station of the tall mountain Mt. Fuji (3,776 m). It was a cold place to be. Love the weather. If you decided to get there, I would advise you to bring your sweater along. Freezing cold! :D
toudaiji), Todaiji Temple, in Nara. It is said that it was built around 8th century (don't know which year is that either). In the temple, I've also just seen a 大仏(daibutsu), the large statue of Buddha. Pretty huge from a view. By the way, we two brothers went and buy various souvenirs to bring back, but the pricing of souvenirs are relatively high, in comparison with my country, Malaysia. A cute little souvenir can cost as expensive as ￥1,000. That's an ocarina, a type of musical instrument. (Wish I could play well with that instrument) Then, outside the temple, we saw lots of deers walking around, and bows at you (if they've had the chance to). Pretty fun!
ryokan), a Japanese inn. Wonderful, isn't it? I first thought that it is NOT a ryokan at all. Tatami mats arranged nicely, with 座布団(zabuton), Japanese seating cushions... placed nicely; but somehow, the toilet is too 'high-tech'. I was puzzled. However, I asked our tour leader, Patrick about it. He said that a place like that is already considered as ryokan if it is arranged such and such, just like the one in my group photo. Glad to be the one who came to a ryokan for the first time.
Okay, that's it for now about my trip to Japan. Overall was a great tour to be. Wish I could go to Japan once more, but not too soon. Maybe 2 years from now. Until next time, sayonara, Japan. Miss you a lot... but, I have to continue studying in Malaysia next month. Japan in my dreams!
P/S: Well, if you ever wanted to travel to Japan, but without knowing anything in Japanese (language), you still can survive there in Japan. Even though you know a 'little' Japanese, don't be ashamed of. Most of them will teach you and correct you, no matter you uttered anything in a wrong manner, even the wrong words! How amazing the Japanese culture is. So, don't get embarrassed about it. For those who are learning Japanese （日本語）, Gambatte ne! Or you may chat with me in Japanese in my blog, if you want. :)