18.12.2013 | 京阪の秋(二)

[Volume 8 Issue 12, #1839]
今次呢個日本之旅, 感覺就係眨一眼「雪」一聲咁樣就過咗去, 好似寫呢篇遊記所需要嘅時間仲更加漫長, 哈哈!! 個旅程其實就好簡單, 第一日夜晚到大阪, 第二朝去京都過一晚, 第三日下晝返去大阪, 第四日全天後遊大阪, 第五日早機返吉隆坡.. 就係咁喇, 所以我好肯定我會去多次京都, 因為(返到嚟寫遊記時做資料搜集發現)有好多地方我想去睇但係又冇時間, 或者應該等春天再去, 可以欣賞櫻花盛放當前嘅京都.. 今日帶俾大家秋天嘅京都, 希望大家會喜歡啦.. :) 
the japan trip this round feels like it was over within a blink and a "zroooom", i think the time i spent to write the travelogue was even more than the trip itself, haha!! the itinerary was actually very simple, first day arrival at osaka at night, second day morning to kyoto for a night's stay, third day afternoon back to osaka, fourth day we have one whole day in osaka, fifth day morning fly back to KL.. that's it, thus i am very sure that i will go to kyoto again, because (while doing post-trip research while writing this travelogue, i realized) there are still many places i wished to go yet no time to go, perhaps the next trip should be in spring, so that i can see this beautiful ancient city under the blooming sakura.. am writing about kyoto in autumn today, hope you will like it.. :) 
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京阪の秋2013 | autumn in kyōto and ōsaka 2013
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75 comments:

  1. Hello!!! Good Morning everyone and SK!!! Here to say hi first!!! the pictures have to see it on computer, cause by using my phone have to zoom in and out...!!! =]

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    1. Next trip on Spring??? That's very fast, should be somewhere around March or April to see the sakura, right?

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    2. #1 When I travel around I must the places to stay that has good logistic, easy to get transport around and won't get lost easily, hehe!!! =]

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    3. #2 So the building is around 100 year old already?

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    4. #3 One of the reason I like Japanese food because they will set it in different small small bowl, look like so tidy and cute!!!

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    5. #4/D Malaysia city one....didn't even have proper road to drive, so many holes on the road and now they want to increase the toll some more!!! =[

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    6. #5/10 Are they all lining up to enter the Theatre?

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    7. #6/F Another thing explain why I like Japan, they have free sample along the road....like the one that they'll give out free tissue pack with the advertisement in it!!! Heard that some people like to keep walking return back to get extra more, hehhe

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    8. #7/G Have to keep walking again? For me, if have to walk that far, I must felt very hungry after that, hahaha!!! Cause all calories has been burnt wisely!!! Hahaha!!!

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    9. They are selective at giving out those tissue packs nowadays. A sign of slowing economy?

      For instance, a tissue pack promoting a pachinko place won't be given out to me. Not to my son. But my hubby will probably be handed one.

      A tissue pack promoting a skincare product won't be given out to son.

      Something like that la... ;)

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    10. yah!!! get what you mean!!! =]

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    11. #H Winter views should be much nicer, all cover with white!!! =]

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    12. #I Wah, purple color leaves very beautiful…...yellow, red, orange and purple, never know autumn has so many color leaves!!!

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    13. #J Aiyo, where got skip it very fast!!! Is okay to pose under beautiful leaves lo!!! =]

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    14. #K Knowing people always do that action(also in anime too) Like that very Japanese style praying!!!

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    15. #L Those lanterns so beautiful, reminds me time o writing 书法!!!

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    16. #M I know geisha through a movie, that's one a movie few years ago about geisha, but don't what's call already...

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    17. #N Hahaha, that picture so funny la, must from some anime lo!!! Female bathhouse also like that, hehe!!! =]

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    18. #O Some food maybe should try instantly, taste might change 所谓,要乘热吃嘛!!!

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    19. #P Doraemon, yah!!! It's so cute, have to sleep in the cabinet!!! =]

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  2. Wah, you look so happy with the 8-dishes lunchie..
    Can see teeth cannot see eyes oohh...
    Sedappp.. I can see some sashimi, sukiyaki, some sides, steamed something, tempura, chawanmushi, noodles and a fruit..

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    1. So being an "aunty kiasu" (like you always say yourself), did you sample completely everything from every shop? What samples you tried?

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    2. Oh, I didnt quickly skip the camwhore photos.. In fact, I tried to look closer to the screen to see a clearer picture of u..If I could click and maximise, I would have done that..

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    3. Ahhh, finally I see a picture of that cheesecake!

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  3. That's why I love researching for post-travel posts. I'd learn there are more & more interesting that I hate yet to visit ir visited but didn't realise it's historical / current significance.

    My travel posts usually would make me want to return and explore more. Just like you! :-)

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  4. Yes, there is always the misconception about geishas from foreigners. Geishas had to undergo strict and long training before they can become one. Yes, they "serve" men but please do not demean them and label them as just some common place prostitutes.

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  5. Ah Boy always pose so budak baik style one la. ;-)

    Now I learn from Ah Boy also. Pose sideways so I can look slimmer. ^_~

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  6. SK,
    You know Raimie went & masuk dalam the futon wardrobe and pretended to be Doraemon when we stayed in a ryokan in Ueda a few years ago?

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  7. You sure are lucky to have such knowledgeable guide friend taking you around.

    Am envious of the kaiseki ryori also. I only had such feasts a few times. Cannot afford la... ;-)

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  8. I went to Kyoto and Osaka in December, lovely places...but that was so so so long ago. Can't afford to go now... :(

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  9. I would love to go during spring to watch the sakura. According to my sis and mum, it was lovely to visit at that time.

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  10. Yes, going in spring is nice... I went in winter to experience the coldness there... no flowers but icy white... i notice you didnt wear thick jackets.. not so cold for you, right?

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  11. Good afternoon SK and everyone... Japan is a nice country to visit.. And the foods there is very fresh...

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  12. Oh, the colours of Autumn...so nice~

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  13. You are fast SK. This is the second travelogue already. Good lar plan to go Japan again during spring season. - Sakura must be very nice. When we opt to go for free and easy tour, usually we would learn more things, see more things and indeed know the places more precisely.

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    1. A: Woohoo, I like the weather over there. I would prefer to travel around from autumn until spring season. I missed the time visiting this ancient shrines and temples at kyoto.

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    2. B: Staying in hotel this time. Good to experience too. It is quite normal with the hotel room's price. I'm sure all the toiletries set are well equipped. I bet Fing Fing and Julius both are excited to know how their daddy's room looks like. Kyoto cuisine: kyo-ryouri - looks good eh, wait I see the next photo first.

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    3. C: おいしいですね! Hmm, can feel the comfort food from here. So how much is the set lunch?

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    4. D: And the place is well maintain and clean.

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    5. E: It was a short trip at Kyoto from previous visit. Even the tour guide got mentioned about the famous Geisha performance at Kyoto. We didn't see the performance too. Look at those people lining up to enter the theatre...

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    6. F: Yeah, haven been here too. Tourist spot with the famous Kiyomizu temple over here. Not just you, I also feel shy to test all the food they served there. They sold many traditional local sweets snack here. My MIL did bought a few Geisha dolls from here. Not cheap too but we managed to bargain a lil bit and brought back 3 different Geisha dolls to display at home. We visited the temple first then slowly come down the lane for shopping.

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    7. G: I can't remember this gate I've entered. But I remember the temple inside, we clapped our hand twice and pray, donate some coins in the boxes they prepared over ther. Very nice scenery from up there. So do you drink the water from the waterfall?

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    8. H: I also noticed that the photo you took is about evening time leh... During Winter, Japan gets darker early around 6pm. So not much time lepak there lor. From the garden here, can take nice shot of the temple...

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    9. I: I don't travel to many places lar, but so far I love Japan because I love to see the colourful trees during autumn - winter time. You'll found more of this colourful trees when youre' on your up to the Mount Fuji. Great view. I miss Japan again...

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    10. J: Don't say liddat to yourself. You must proud of yourself and I believe many of us would liek to see your faces in all those photos. Nice good looking guy standing there right? If I'm not wrong the garden is quite wide and spacious. If you went inside, there was a staircase you can see more Buddha's statues - I think there are 12 of them. You got visit to pray the matchmaking temple or not? I think is somewhere there also.

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    11. K: So early gets dark already right?

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    12. L: Nice lanterns display.

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    13. M: Yeap many people thought that, but Geisha is just a traditional performer lar. I would love to meet one of them too. And if can would like to try their costume too.

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    14. N: I feel phai seh too when all the old aunties all goes inside. They don't feel ashame at all, so why must we feel embarrasing leh. So I feel awkward too when my first time in onsen. They all love to dip inside the hoth water during autumn and winter season. Yes the naked experienced here. hahaha...

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    15. O: Why so khe lian eating instant noodle in the room ka? Haiyo... never mind lar. Every night during our Japan trip, we actually went out to frind ramen stall outside... eating a bowl of hot ramen---slurping all the way...

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    16. P: Hmm, have a good rest then, Your leg must be very tired eh... Good night Finf Fing, good night Julius and good night SK.

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    17. Whooaaa!!! This Angeline is so scary! So many comments! Anay sweating profusely now!!

      So many Japan photos to comment. Adoi this Ah boy gila one. Anay scratching the head dandruff now! Muahahahaha

      I will be back soon!

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  14. Yeah...is like you were not there at all? Hahaha :D

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  15. Wow...a restaurant a century old. I bet it must be delicious to have lasted this long. :D

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  16. I am a big fan of kabuki. Hopefully I will be able to witness it one day...LIVE. :D

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  17. Wow...the leaves look very beautiful. :D We can only see this in country which have seasons huh. :p

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  18. I wonder what prayers you say at the temple, pray for "world peace"? haha...

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  19. The bed looks so comfy.... you must had sleep well...

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  20. Must be a good experience to try the public bathhouse...

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  21. Many nice photos you taught, by the way, your photos look great wah, don't say that about yourself, you tiny eyes look cute too, haha...

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  22. A short one..touch n go to let you know Bananaz is alive a kicking haha. Busy with work. Was expecting to see your signature pose haha.

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  23. Good afternoon SK and guys!
    Weather is so hot here at Taiping! Nearly melted already... And because of that I was not feeling well since Monday, sorethroat and flu! :(
    So here's to remind you all to drink lots of water and take good care!

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  24. Ok, your itinerary is quite straight forward, but interesting. I like! Sometimes we din't really need to plan everything so details right? Sometimes we might encounter unexpected pleasant surprises during a trip and thus have to change/adjust the itinerary a bit.

    Semi-express rail, I wonder what does it mean?

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    1. Wow, picture C, you look like those 美食家 introducing Japanese food to the audiences! ;)
      Very smart looking tee I must say!
      I am so attracted to every single dishes in the picture!

      That wooden tablets is so interesting! So eye-catchy la! Why you din't watch the performance? Not enough time?

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    2. Ahh 清水寺! I miss this place so much! I remember taking tonnes of beautiful photos of this place, everything seems so beautiful there! Can even see autumn leaves when I was there last time. Hmm now I feel like go korek my Japan trip photos to see, 回味一下,haha!

      The scenery in picture I is nice, can become postcard la! Erm picture J, I don't see you go 'wild', the pose is so normal :p

      Yea, I know about this praying style, but too bad I din't get to pray that time.

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  25. Hanamikoji, sounds interesting! And yes, geisha are performers, not prostitute. I think some people used to misunderstand that. In fact we must respect those geisha. I remember taking photo of a geisha I met at 清水寺 last time, just simply adore their make up and attire.

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    1. The bathhouse, you mean the hot spring spa right? Haha, of course no camera allowed la! xD
      I enjoyed the spa very much, though we all felt so paiseh and funny being naked altogether! But those Japanese are so steady and act like nothing, even walk here and there, to them it's something so so common. We Malaysian some more use towel to cover the important part, haha!
      And, did fing fing and julius went to the spa with you? Hahaha xD

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  26. 似乎京都好玩過大阪,起碼風景都多啲。

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  27. All pictures are too lovely. I can see you were so enjoyed and having so much fun. I really envy for stepping your foot on a beautiful place like Kyoto.

    I actually bought instant noodles almost every alternate day from convenient store when I were in Taiwan.

    You must be wondering after having so much snack from Taiwan night market, why still bought instant noodles? We actually just wanted to try the instant noodles there.

    By the way, I tried onsen at Taiwan too. I went totally naked too. Hahaha! Just for an experience. Jin Jin took the girls with him to open swimming pool. I alone went to soak in ladies only hot spring.

    Frankly tell you, I didn't feel as shy as I expected. Partly because majority women are elder than me, so I had no problem showing off my body, ahem!

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  28. Fuiyoh.. your baju so festive lah. Ngum celebrate Christmas leh.

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  29. Cham..I terselect Chinese. How to change to english sh. Phone I "x" cannot get. Have to close

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  30. Photo g u look good but scenery not good coz the position mk it look like you wearing a big cap

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  31. Photo I..if you ever want to send me post card, don't waste money. Just print this photo and post to me. It's very beautiful

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