Monday, 21 July 2014

Kamakura: Temples and Beach

Sorry for not updating my blog for such a long time.(´;ω;`)

It's summer in Japan now!! They have heaps of interesting events going on (SALE, beach, fireworks and summer festivals)
And today was a public holiday in Japan called Sea Day (海の日).ヽ(´―`)ノ

Went to Kamakura during my school holidays. It was my first time going there so was sort of excited~!
First visit to the Engakuji Temple (ノ゜o゜)ノ

Second visit to Meigetsuin Temple, also known as Hydrangea Temple. Didn't really go in though because it was a bit pricy to look at hydrangea. Besides, I have looked at them more than enough. XDD
For hydrangea flower post, click here.

So just a hydrange picture for now. It feels so nice to have someone to take photo for you LOL.(*´д`*)


Next visit to Great Buddha. Is a MUST VISIT place when you go to Kamakura.

Not only they have Great Buddha, they also have GREAT Japanese Sandal? (is that how you call that??)(・w・)

Last visit to the beach~~ 海だ!!\(^o^)/

Actually there's nothing special about the beach. The water was not as clean and the sand was not as soft. But since we were not going in, so it was OK! And it was my first time going to the beach in Japan. So, sort of excited! (´~`)

Well of course we had lunch and walked a little in the city. But I forgot to take photos. Gomen (>Д<;)

 I guess that's it for today. Will post more pictures and do less typing. Not sure what to write about LOL XDD.

Next time will be about Hokkaido. 

Till then...oyasumi~

Friday, 4 July 2014

Hakusan Shrine, Hydrangea and Todai

Hello minna!!

Hiichan desu~

I am finally back from my Hokkaido trip~ ≧∇≦

It was super fun, ate a lot, drink a lot and play a lot!

Before posting anything related to Hokkaido (need time to sort out the photos XDD), I've done a short journey by myself at Tokyo (Bunkyo area) during the holiday.

It's rainy season now in Tokyo (YES! Rain everyday and non-stop!!).

The best thing to enjoy during this season was hydrangea (ajisai) viewing. The flowers bloom beautifully during this season. (*´д`*)

Was really reluctant to go at first due to the RAIN!!! ヽ(`д´)ノ. But decided to go since it was last day for flower viewing before all of them get pruned.(;゜ロ゜)

Still decided to wear flora dress though it was a little chill due to the rain. Sorry phone sucks! OTL

One of the places that was easily accessible in Tokyo for hydrangea viewing was Hakusan Shrine. Entrance was free! You don't need to pay! BANZAI~~!!! ヽ(´―`)ノ

From what I know, the shrine was really famous for god to tooth. Those who has any tooth problem can come and pray over here. Those who don't have any tooth problem can also pray for no problem (your tooth). Hahahaha XDDD

The shrine was planted with 3000+ hydrangea flowers. 
Usually during every mid June of the year, Ajisai Festival will be held here. I've totally missed out this year because I was having exam during that time (´;ω;`)

Pictures~~!!! They looked incredibly pretty after the rain. (Lucky the rain stopped, when I arrive there)   \(^o^)/

Even the park behind the shrine was full bloomed with hydrangea.

Okieeee after all the lovely flower viewing, let's move on to the Japan's most prestigious university, The University of Tokyo (Todai for short). 

Sorry most of the photos were taken using phone. I'm too shy to take them using my camera since those uni students might think I am weird XDD.

Overall, the university has a lot of Western-styled buildings. I don't even think I was in Japan. AND YES!!!! I really wanna study in this university!!!! The environment and those Western buildings are juuuuussssttt toooo perfect~~!! 

But it was TOTALLY IMPOSSIBLE for me LOL. Maybe I need reborn 10 times in order to get into this university. ((((゜д゜;))))

Rugby match during the weekend. What I saw was a group of genius students!!! @A@

One of the landmarks that makes you think you're still in Japan is Akamon (the red gate). X333

Overall, it turned out to be a good day. It was fun walking around Bunkyo area. Was quiet and chilly after the rain. Maybe I might do more self journey next time (=゜ω゜)ノ

However, one bad thing about self journey was.....NO ONE is gonna take picture for you!!!!

So, here's a little selfie of mine with hydrangea XDDD

Okieee see you next time.

My holiday is coming to an end TAT. Gonna start school this Monday *cries in a corner* (ノД`)

Till then....