Before i totally forget about this or perhaps delay it to nevertime, i think i better write it down and post it as soon as possible!!!
A few days back, i went to the land of the Rising Sun – Japan! Nippon or Nihon, however you call it, it is a land i dare not imagine myself stepping into in near future but thanks to the company which i’m working in, i get to be there! It was a really short but sweet travel trip. =)
After roughly going through 1.4k pictures from 3 days & 3 nights being in Japan, i guess i’m dividing the trip into 3-5 main posts and perhaps some random mini posts itself. xD
On the 2nd of Nov, we left from KLIA by Malaysia Airlines and flew to Narita Airport the next morning. By the time we get our luggages and went up to our respecitive buses, it was already 8AM Japan time. Head to Hakone to have Japanese set lunch at Kojiri Lake Ashi area immediately after that.
As it was a few hours journey, we stopped by a rest station along EXPASA highway to have a short break. Enjoyed the cool breeze while walked pass some really tempting food available there. Ended up with 2 sticks of grilled minced meat with a cup of hot Starbucks!
The journey along the highway was really nice as the scenes was so beautiful!!! There’s this field and then there’s quite a few times we were able to view Mount Fuji from afar. The most famous mountain in the region was really quite a sight, a magical one i would say that would attract you to it!! Along the way, we past by a lot of venues with hot springs, too bad didn’t get to go to one. =(
Reached Hakone Kojiri Lake around 11AM where we had our first proper meal in Japan. Loved the rice there!!! LOL. =X
Took loads of photo after the lunch beside the lake before we left in 2 separate groups. One to Gotemba Premium Factory outlet where another one to Owakudani volcano area. Of course, i followed the group to Owakudani volcano area!!! Shopping in Japan is EXPENSIVE!! =D
The trip which usually cost the locals 35 minutes took us 1.30 hours to reach as it was a public holiday in Japan and lots of people were travelling there as well. Finally around 1.30PM, we reached!! With a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji <3
A popular tourist site for its scenic views, volcanic activity & of course the Kuro-tamago (A local specialty of eggs hard-boiled in the hot springs where the eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric) which was said to increase longevity, the place was one of my favorite during the whole trip!
Walking up to the actual site where the eggs are boiled participating in the ‘ritual’ egg eating after a 1km hike up the valley, we had our fair share of 7 years added to our lives after getting the ‘black eggs’ for ourselves. Had a stunning view of Mount Fuji, AGAIN lol and the Kojiri Lake which we visited earlier. =D
Some of us bought the Wasabi Ice Cream sold there and i loved it!! The taste of Wasabi was mild & sufficient for you to enjoy yourself at the valley with waves of cool breeze. Totally liked it!
While some others were happily shopping at Gotemba, we went to Hakone Peace Park, a park with various religious statues said to be built after a Japanese donated the whole land out in the name of peace. It was another beautiful place, beautiful & peaceful.
Oh and YES, again we get a breathtaking view of Mount Fuji itself. So beautiful <3
Okay, i think i’ll stop here. If not the post will be filled with 100+ pictures LOL. There’s like 50+ pictures for this post alone. Till next time!!!