Bulleting past Mt. Fuji. ☆
This was a stunning surprise. About two hours after leaving Osaka, and while fighting sleep, we saw a familiar image that we only get to see on postcards, pictures and books. Mt. Fuji, Japan's highest mountain showed up outside the carriage window. ☆
Early on the trip, I had no idea why all three passenger couples were seated on the left side of the train until this. It was very grand even from afar and beautiful I think is an understatement. ☆
Mesmerized for a moment. Flashback to how we frustratingly deleted a planned day-trip to this mountain just because we were short of time already. Now this is called #serendipity . ☆
Coming to my senses, I could not decide which camera to use: the smartphone or the DSLR? The heck I used both. Lol. So in the video you can hear some clicking - smartphone on my left hand and DSLR camera on my right. Lol. ☆
Mt. Fuji stayed in view for about 5 minutes. Later that day we learned that it is not seen very often because it tends to get cloudy around it even though the rest of Japan is clear. ☆
C'est la vie. ♡
Remember the manhole picture I uploaded 6 weeks ago? 🤣 Here I was taking a picture of that manhole when I sensed @kelvin255 standing at a distance taking a picture of me taking a picture of that manhole. So I ✌🏻. It was also my birthday that day 😀 And I still smile like Ditto 😐
What an amazing few days at @clubmedtomamu in Hokkaido, Japan. Amazing skiing and snowboarding, insane food and drink and incredible hospitality. Stay on the lookout for more adventures in Tokyo. #JapanTravels#ClubMed#ClubMedTomamu
Torii gates are usually found at the entrance of Shinto shrines in Japan and therefore marks the entrance to a sacred space.
The torii gates at this shrine date back to 711 AD and there is over 10,000 of these torii gates at this shrine!
When you think of Japan cuisine your immediate thoughts may be of sushi or ramen, but once you try Yakiniku, it'll be all you can think about lol. Roo can't stop raving about the "meat grilling" place! Yakiniku loosely translates to grilled meat and is a style of cooking bite sized meat over charcoal. It's DIY of that most delicious variety and and absolute must-do in Japan! When I was stationed in Misawa Japan years back I remember going to our local Yakiniku place at least 3 times a week, it was so much fun to introduce it to the family!
The best ice cream in Japan (apart from matcha one of course, as that is a timeless favorite 💚) happened to me on the very first day in Tokyo. We were taking the walk to explore Harajuku and hidden in the cute street with lots of cafes, small shops and a few shrines of course ⛩ there was an ice cream shop (technically just a window) with 6(!) types of sesame ice cream. 2 scoops would cost you 500 yen (approximately 5 eur). You can choose between black and white :
🍨sesame and salt
A dozen of sesame soft-serves consumed in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara and Nagoya over next 2 weeks have never reached the standard. Definitely a must-walk chilled area in the middle of busy Tokyo for sightseeing and ice-creaming🇯🇵
We went to Japan recently. And other than boardgames, all we purchased were KitKats. Every flavour we came across, in fact.
In the gift box: limited edition chocolatory flavours. Flavours are: butter, strawberry maple, pistachio and raspberry, green tea and kinako, blueberry, Yuzu, passionfruit, raspberry, strawberry, and some from sublime range: bitter, matcha, milk and white.