Saturday, March 24, 2012

Japan: Day 4 - Kyoto

Finally found some time to continue with my Japan trip posts. These few weeks I've been having SACs and assignments, so I was quite busy with school work.

It was our last day in Osaka as our next destination was Kyoto, so this post mostly will be on travelling to Kyoto. We took the train from the station nearest to our hotel to Osaka station, and from Osaka station we took the express train to Kyoto station.

love how advertisements are displayed in trains

a train stations that's also a shopping district, what could be better?

on the way to Kyoto, it was so packed I had to stand

next station - Kyoto
Such a funny little advertisement

and hello Kyoto, it's a massive station with JR lines, private lines, night buses, etc and many shopping centres and centered around Kyoto station.

the amazing Kyoto Station

Had lunch at Porta, which is a underground shopping arcade situated under Kyoto station, talk about space saving
at first mum thought the display food was real haha

cheap and delicious carbonara,
no wonder we had to wait outside with other customers

After we shopped around the many shops in Porta, it was already dark outside even though it was only around 7pm.
beautiful Kyoto Tower at night

Then we walked back to our ryokan which was just a 10 minute walk from the station.
Holidays are coming up, so I'll be able to make blogposts more often, thanks for reading :)

SHINee's back, SHINee's back~

Monday, March 12, 2012

Oriental Spoon

Had a birthday dinner last week at Oriental Spoon in the city, never been there myself but I've heard a few good reviews on it. Oriental Spoon is a Korean and Japanese restaurant situated really close to the State Library, when we arrived the restaurant was nearly full (but we booked before hand so we were safe) quite a lot people even had to wait outside; definitely signifies a great restaurant.

The 12 of us ordered food a range of food, from dumplings to bulgogi and the food was delicious! And for some of you who think Korean cuisine only consists of spicy things, the beef we had was actually sweet!
After eating delicious food, we headed down to the State library to give Kelly her present; which she was amazed with. Some of us stayed to watch the fireworks at the Moomba festival, but I trained home with a few friends.

Not to forget my hilarious train ride to the city. On my carriage there was a lady with a dog pram, thought these only exists in Asia but I was wrong.

see if you can spot the two dogs

When the lady got off the train, an old man got on the train with the happiest smile I've ever seen on an old man, and told the ones around him 'I guess she's taking the fur kids for a walk', haha this made everyone in the carriage laugh.

I'll try to update more often, but I'm in my last year of high school so sometimes I have heavy work loads, so thanks for understanding~

Boom shakalaka everyone haha
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