16.12.2013 | 京阪の秋(一)

[Volume 8 Issue 12, #1838]
上個星期去咗日本大阪同京都玩, 係同五月東京之旅一齊買嘅.. 五日假期扣除搭飛機, 其實嚴格嚟講係得三日玩咋.. 雖然係一個極短(又趕)之旅, 不過都OK嘅, 第一次去呢兩個城市, 就當係一個預覽之旅同體驗啦, 以後再去就知道邊度好玩邊度可以唔去嘛.. 上次東京遊記有讀者嫌唔夠喉, 呢次京阪之旅, 儘我能力寫多啲啦, 到時唔好又倒返轉嫌我長氣, 哈哈!! 唔講咁多喇, 下面去片睇相啦!! :) 
i went to Osaka and Kyoto last week, this trip was actually bought together with my Tokyo trip in May.. it's a five-day trip but minus the flight time, we actually have only three days to go around the two cities.. though a very short (and rush) trip, it was not bad at all, for this was my very first time there, i treat it was a "preview" to feel and experience the cities, so that i will know where to go and where not to for my future visits.. some readers complained they did not have enough of my Tokyo travelogue, i will try my best to write more for this trip but don't later complain i am being too long winded instead okay?? haha!! i shall not make this intro too long, let's get the photos below to do the talking!! :) 
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京阪の秋2013 | autumn in kyōto and ōsaka 2013
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    1. Never mind your photos. What did you get me this time? You still have my mailing address? Hehehehehehe!!!!

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    2. Still in time for Christmas. Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

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  2. Good morning SK and everyone... Japan is a nice country to visit... But 5 days minus the flight day, won't it be very rushing?

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    1. Wow, very creative of you to create description for every picture viewed, haha.. Ok, will go through now..

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    2. Eh, where is the cheese cake picture that took you 2 hours to queue for it? Aiyo, such a waste no take picture leh.. Or you took oit but not yet show us? Hehe..

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    3. Oops, not queued for 2 hours.. Haha, tersilap baca.. So how long your fren queued for it?

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    4. Wow, the udon must be really delicious, coz our yimchim+perfectionist SK finished and licked the bowl clean, wakakaka..

      So did you slurp and made loud noises when you were eating? They said if you make lots of noises and slurp loudly, means you respect their food and the food is nice..

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    5. Haha, the takoyaki is 900x better than those here? How do you measure 900x and come out with this figure? Can show us the breakdown ahh?

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  4. I guess I was one of the demanding readers who demanded more of your travelogue. So good of SK to oblige us demanding readers.

    Thank you!

    p.s. Not yet gone through your photos. Just read what you write first and comment ;-)

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  5. Wow...you must have had a whale of a time over there. :D

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  6. You bring along Julius wherever you go? :/

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  7. The ishigantō look rather adorable if you ask me. :D

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  8. Wow...parking tickets for bicycle? You are right...only Japanese are "civilised" enough not to steal. We malaysians.... :/

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  9. Why 900 times and not 1000 times? Ha :D So the takoyaki is that damn good over there in its origin aye. Certain stuff must eat original only right?

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  10. Was it cold when you were there? It is winter now... I remember going in December too a couple of years back, cold but not as freezing cold as in Korea.. wonder why Korea is so much colder...
    Your pictures certainly show you enjoyed yourself tremendously!! Jalan jalan cari makan!! hahaha..

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  11. Morning!!! Morning!!! Everyone and SK!!! Is Monday, another week again and Christmas is coming next week...!!! =]

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    1. Around this time, you should get to see a lot of Christmas decorations , right?

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    2. #1 All by himself??? So劲, same like the hostel that I used to stay last year, also run my the owner himself and he make the place like his house, only wear singlet walk around the whole hostel, which make my friend complaint on that attitude so much!!! xp

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    3. 小影, muahaha. you also mentioned "all by himself" already. So he wore the singlet like no one bothers, kekeke...

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    4. But still got customer around…not everyone can accept by seeing someone only wear singlet to walk around, hehe!!! =]

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    5. #B 5degree…very cool (yup, I'm writing it as very cool) cause I like cold weather, rather cold but not hot!!! =]

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    6. #C Okay, I would spent my whole day there, hahaha!!! I like to read comic book as well, but nowadays very lazy to look for a good one to read, only wait for my second brother in law to rent then I only borrow from him to read!!!

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  12. 如果有机会,明年我也要去!

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  13. Good morning SK and all. Japan is on my travel list. Hope to make it next year. I will take the tour package as I am too lazy to go on backpack.

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    1. Then probably will cost you more than RM4K.

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  14. I remember seeing bicycles and lots of bicycles in Japan. Girls in mini skirts cycling... goosebumps visible during autumn.. lol!

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  15. I must go through your photos one by one at home... still not able to view one by one here. Welcome home SK. Yesterday night saw most of the photos you uploaded at FB.

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    1. Interesting was you finish that bowl of Udon - Before and after - good one! So hungry ka? finished the udon and lick the hwole bowl clean.... Gochisou sama deshita!

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    2. 7-11th quite rush but definitely is a good trip to OSAKA with the weather there...so cooling.

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  16. Dei Thambee. You so rich millionaire can have preview trips!!!

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  17. Good day SK and everybody!
    Finally, your Japan travelogue! But looks like it's a rush trip, and I was indeed surprised when you wrote that you're at Japan with fing fing and julius ;) Should have informed us earlier ma! I can tumpang you to buy things ma! Kekeke, just kidding la xD

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    1. The food in photo B, OMG! I am salivating over it la! I miss Japanese food, I miss the authentic Japanese food in Japan, I think you'll agree with me that Japanese food in Japan and Japanese food in Msia are different right? Hehe, even their plain white rice is so sweet and yummy!
      I don't know about your trip but when I was in Japan in 2009, the tour arranged so much yummy food for us! Everything is of big portion, eat til we almost vomit! :p But I eat a lot during the trip, surprisingly I din't gain much weight after came back, cause Japanese food is quite healthy!

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  18. The guest house is very unique! The owner some more prepare so many comic books!! Wow! Impressive! Yea of course can spot fing fing and julius! But julius is so tiny I have to go nearer to my monitor to see him :p
    Hmm as the price of the hotel, I guess it's pretty reasonable huh?

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    1. Yea, probably the next time you go Japan and stay at the same hotel, you'll see your photo there! ^^

      Weather in Japan is quite nice huh? Autumn now, not too cold nor hot, and I bet the air is so fresh!
      Hmm, there's no way Msia can be bicycle friendly la! It's totally not safe at all, even motorcycles riders and drivers are not safe, needless to mention bicycle riders. But I also wish Msia can be a bicycle-friendly country, just like Norway!

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    2. And the cheesecake, wow, I wonder why no closer photo of the cheesecake? If I were you I won't mind to queue up, and will buy may be more than 2 pieces of the cheesecakes cause I love love love cheesecake! :)

      Hmm won't la, you look just fine, not very puffy! It's more important to keep yourself warm, fashion can come next, hehe!

      That huge prosperity cat is so cute! Meow~

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  19. Good morning.....err...good night...mong cha cha jor...so fast loaded the pic ah...too long leh...i go oi oi first...morning come back and comment ...night night.....

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  20. Ohayou Gozaimasu, coming back here for the second time.
    A: Sakai Guest House indeed is very good stay for those backpackers. As long as the rooms are economically need and tidy, I don't mind too. If we follow the group tour, those hotels that they were offer mostly are 4 to 5 stars. But if to think back, how many hours we stay inside the room or going out early in the morning for the sightseeing.

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    1. B: Yeah can imagine how big is that bowl of Udon. Slurpp all the way. So 6-7 hrs flight and you had nothing eh? So what time is your flight then? usually flight to Japan is usually at night. Most of the time, I want to sleep all the way. But can't because they keep on the light and say snack is served and another round in the morning, breakfast is served.

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    2. C: Fing Fing too big size blocking Julius view...hehehe. Lovely cosy area for Fing Fing and Julius until daddy need to force them get out of that area or else daddy kenot go out for sightseeing eh...

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    3. D: Wah 2,300Yen is very tai lor. One night was below RM100. OK lar, we only need the bed to rest and sleep. When we decided to go for a free and easy tour, time is very crucial and everything must be in budget. It is good that you plan your free and easy tour ahead. Should ask my hubby whether is he ok with this room. Hehehe....

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    4. E: Hey you mentioned a group photo. Where is it leh?

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    5. F: During autumn weather in Osaka is acceptable lar.. not very cold actually. Yeah, I still remember my time when I was in HK. Both hubby and I walkd all the way from our hotel to the Ladies street, quite a few blocks away...and we didn't feel tired nor sweating. On the other hand, I feel happy by holding our hands and walked throughout the breezing cold weather...Cool right?

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    6. G: Bicycles are very common for the Japanese. I saw many Japanese wearing blazzer with ties while cycle to work. It's true, I feel very safe in Japan... people are friendly and nice to talk with. But there are some senior ladies are very irritating. Not many lar...so far Japan is the best place I want to go again and again.

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    7. H: Rikurō cheese cake yummy eh...I saw the photo from FB too

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    8. I: Puffy whe with jackets on? Don't say liddat lar. I like your green diamond checkered V-neck vest. Still looking good just like high school student.

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    9. J: Udon again, that is absolutely ok for me. Make me miss Japanese food lar. Their authentic Japanese food always a comfort food to me. Ok lar around RM7+ a bowl. After all, at least your tummy feel warm cos later you'llbe catching an express train to visit Kyoto pula.

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    10. K: Muahaha 1000times better than Malaysia one, of course. Lots of bonito flakes, takoyaki sauce and Jap mayo...Yumz.

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    11. L: Doguyasuji desu ne? I have to remember this place. Good for me if I'm there...I wanted to buy some baking utensils if can. I wanted to get the wooden block to bake castella cake. Just dunno where to get it. I should go there see it, touch it and buy it myself (*_^). Beside shisa, Japanese like to display a variety of those prosperity cat.

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    12. Haiyo why I see again i missed one photo makes all my comment - loon sai tai loong....phai seh...

      So come back to that photo that you're saying your friend wanted to get something from Namba...so is the famous cheese cake he misses so much!

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    13. Hmm you must had your experienced again buying tickets from the vending machine right? Self pick of which place you wanted to go and so on. So you bought one by one ticket? Is that more cheaper? I've never try to buy my own train ticket yet. But I've been there once and see people queueing up buying their own ticket and select those route they wanted. Very intresting. Looking at JR station, I think KTM need to come and see how massive the Jap station is... So huge...their routes are so complicated - sure faint one.. Kekeke

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  21. My friend also just came back from Kyoto & Osaka, December really a travel season huh ~~ (but not for me ~>_<~)

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  22. Oh mine! The food looks so delicious, I am hungry!

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  23. Nice, chilly weather to travel.

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  24. I love tempura, especially with the sauce, you still access blogs there? You brought along your laptop or use ipad or your mobile phone?

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  25. I can spot Fing Fing but I can't spot Julius!!! Where is Julius?

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  26. By the way, out of the topic, I just discovered a web-based paid surveys website where you can complete surveys and receive cash or vouchers or gifts after that by gaining points. So fun! Pass time and earn money at the same time.

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  27. I would say that I will pay more attention in your Osaka and Kyoto travelogue than Tokyo one. I wish to go there in very near future, because I have more friends there than Tokyo.

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  28. Besides, your udon pics make my salivating and all wet. I love udon actually. Japan is such a clean and nice place to visit.

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