Dotonbori, Food, Japan, Japanese, Osaka, Street Food, Travel

Japan | 3/14 : Shinshaibashi

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Glico man! The most iconic ‘man’ in Osaka! He is so popular that everybody must took photo with him if go to Osaka. :p You can take photo on the bridge in front of Shinsaibashi street.

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Dotonbori, Food, Japan, Japanese, Osaka, Travel

Japan | 3/14 : Okonomiyaki

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Okonomiyaki is one of Osaka specialty food. You can find it everywhere in Osaka. You can cook it yourself or let the staff cook for you. It’s made of a batter of flour, with shredded cabbage, sometimes with onions, meat (you can choose pork, beef, octopus, shrimp, etc). Topped with seaweed flakes and katsuoboshi (bonito flakes) with special mayonaise. While you cook your okonomiyaki, you can see the bonito flakes ‘dancing’.

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Food, Ibaraki, Japan, Japanese, Osaka, Photography

Japan | 3/14 : Ibaraki, Osaka

Hey! It’s been a while since the last time I post about my Japan trip in 2016. I’m so sorry for a long pause. 😦IMG_7704

On our third day, we planned to visit Ibaraki to see Tadao Ando work, the Church of Light. How I know him? Well, first time to hear his name was during my modern architecture lecture class long ago in university. His style was minimalist with raw or exposed concrete wall mesmerized me. He is a Japanese with his signature style, double up my adore to him. So while I had the chance to visit Japan, I took the opportunity to see it with my own eyes.

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Kyoto Station

Hello Kyoto!

Arrived at Kyoto station by 6.14AM in the morning. We were earlier than the sunrise. :p It was very dark, luckily the train had started to operate by that time. There were only some early riser that already waiting for the train to come.

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Apartment, Japan, Osaka, Place to Stay, Shimoshinjo

Japan | 3/14 : Kyoto Station to Shimoshinjo

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Hello everyone! I hope you guys doing well. Sorry for a very slow update. I had fever for few days (last two weeks) then suffered from flu & cough (still have a little cough now). Please take care of your health 🙂

So here I’ll guide you to see what’s inside Commune246(previous story about Commune246 here)

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Tobacco Stand, first store at Commune 246 entrance

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Bakery, Coffee, Dessert, Food, Japan, Omotesando, Photography, Tokyo, Travel, Vegetarian, Western

Japan | 2/14 : Commune 246

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Chinese, Food, Japan, Omotesando, Photography, Tokyo, Travel

23 December 2016

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Morning stroll

Greetings from Tokyo! After regained our energy last night, I was grateful that we did not catch a cold or other sickness from the fatigue yesterday. With full energy (and empty stomach) we departed around 1 PM after check out. Strolled around the area to find a place to eat. Again, the Google Maps failed us to our destination which was the other way round. So we needed to turn back again to our departure area and headed to correct direction. Mr. F was the one who lead the direction, since he understands japanese and stayed here for 2 years before. Sometimes he felt nervous and guilty to me because he was not so familiar with Tokyo (he stayed at Kawasaki before).

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Japan | Day 2/14 : A day in Tokyo

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Culture, Food, Japan, Japanese, Omotesando, Personal, Thoughts, Tokyo, Travel, Vegetarian, Western

Japan | Day 1/14 : A dream came true

Have you ever had your dream come true? My childhood dream was granted last December which was to step my foot in Japan. I do love Japan, all of it, since I was a kid. There were so many anime and manga that I watched and read up until now. Well it may sounds cheesy, but I can’t even have my soul in my work since November because counting down to the day. I was imagining how will I reacted when I arrived in Japan on that day. Will I cry? Will I shocked? It’s like, ‘Finally I achieve my childhood dream, finally it came true!’.  *sniff* (even when I’m writing right now, I still feel touched, shame on me..haha)

It was exactly a month ago, me and Mr.F departed from Jakarta to Narita which was on 22nd December 2016. It should be 4 of us but the other two friends can’t make it because of other plans. We booked our ticket last February as soon as Mr. F see the ANA website showing December ticket availability! It was cost Rp 7,387,900 for 2-way tickets. It was affordable! We expected it will be more than 10 million rupiah since it was peak season. So happy! So here I am, starts to flashback and share my trips with you guys 🙂

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