I know my blog is kinda outdated because my facebook photos are always very up-to-date.
but here, i write my story. though picture speak louder than words.. they can never tell you the whole story. that's why photos deceive. haha.
Alright, from my title, you should know i went to Wakayama.. and with who? my two dear friends from Singapore!! Carine and Valerie <3
YESSS they flew to Japan on 8th of October and very fortunately, i was having school holiday on that very day for some reason.
So i brought them to Kyoto!
It's the first time i walk around Kyoto on my own. I mean, for the past times it was Yuri or Ryosuke who lead the way so.. i didn't know it's so convenient to travel around Kyoto by bus!
If you are travelling to Kyoto, i would recommend a one day bus pass.
and soooo, for the rest of the weekdays the 2 girls had been travelling by themselves till my school ends. I'm very proud of them for not getting lost! Well, if u know these 2 sotongs, u know.. haha.
One of evenings we visit Umeda Sky Building (which i had been wanted to go since i came here.. finally after so long..lol) we went at a time that we could catch the sunset.. BUT sadly, not a good day. it was about to rain and the wind was SOO STRONG we couldn't take a proper photo lol.
Oh, and of course they were staying at my (and sadhna's) place.
I apologise for the noise pollution caused in that one week. lol
Thankfully on that weekend, it happens to be 三連休, which means having the following Monday as a public holiday! which means to say, good chance to plan a trip with them out of Osaka!! :D
We had wanted to go to Seoul but decided on Wakayama because it's closer and cheaper? but i wouldn't say it would be cheaper. it just make people think so because it's close but guys, this is Japan, and Japan means high expenses.
So, in actual fact, the expenses would be the same as going to Korea, and so is the travelling time (going to Wakayama by train/ going to Korea by plane)
Where ever it is, it would be a enjoyable trip, with friends you love to be with (:
Pictures to continue my story..
It was super windy my cap almost flew off. but it's a really nice place, i like it.
we stayed until it's totally dark and needed torchlight to get out of that place lol.
it was really awesomeeeee and super shiooook.
The cool thing about this place is that there have this bedrock bath thingy like the picture above.
They have like 6 rooms with different temperature, atmosphere and background music.
The lowest temperature is like.. 9ºC? and the highest is around 70ºC? i don't really remember.
and then there is a very spacious place with a TV for u to relax and there are Japanese magazines free for browsing as well.
The hot spring was already good enough and with this, this place is like heaven lol
i can just spend the whole day here slacking ごろごろ and it's not even very expensive!
how lucky the residents in this area are.. imagine my weekend if i move here.
it's a pity we couldn't take our own sweet time in there coz were rushing for time, we scared will miss the last bus (WE ACTUALLY RAN FOR IT)
if not i really wanted to spend more time there. we didn't even have the time to blow dry our hair please, just rush up the bus with water dripping lol. confirm exaggerating.
Unfortunately i couldn't get any reservation so we ended up in a cheap but not so cheap 民宿
If there's a chance for me to travel to Shirahama again i definitely wanna stay here!!
Day 2, we went out of Shirahama to another city, 紀伊勝浦 Iikatsuura
Main point to see Nachi Waterfall (World's Heritage, not tallest fall in Japan lol) It was often mistaken.
We paid for a tour bus to bring us around and guess what?
to our surprised, for such a big bus, because we were the only customers, we owned the whole bus! lol. Well there's pros and cons to that.
We don't have to worry about time so much because we weren't going to affect other customer.
but on the other hand, the driver/bus guide is giving us too much attention which limit our freedom to do things we want or take pictures the way we want to..
The first place: 熊野古道
i was a little disappointed because in the photos the road/path were green with algae lol.
i wanted green but i guess it would be hard to walk haha.
It wasn't that awesome or maybe i expected too much lol.
This whole tour really made us work out. it's ALL climbing stairs and stairs and more stairs.
i know how weak i am, seeing old people more genki than me lol.
This huge rock is not a rock. lol it's actually an island too gigantic to be a rock. bigger than i thought that it surprised me. we call it 円月島(En-getsu-tou)
Must take a picture with it. haha.
That night we walked our way back coz no more bus. had ramen somewhere and.. wanted to play hanabi (small fireworks) on the beach (which is what i have always wanted to do) but we gotten off at the wrong place so too bad, we did at a empty car park lol.
Day 3 morning, we woke up really early to come to this place 三段壁 (Sandanbeki), really nice too!
The last destination before going home (the one that one must not miss while coming to Shirahama)
one reason we are so tight on time is because we had to keep up with the bus timing. and there were quite many places we want to go so.. That is the Shirahama Beach!! It's one of the most beautiful beaches in Japan and it does live up to its reputation. Just look at the super white sands and the clear blue sea.
really sorry for rushing these 2 girls throughout the whole journey, i had wanted more time too ):
one reason we are so tight on time is because we had to keep up with the bus timing. and there were quite many places we want to go so..
but overall it was a great trip! I really enjoyed myself. hope u girls too! If only we had more time..
I'm happy we get to go on a trip together, our first trip tgt hehe.
[ inner thoughts: To think my first trip in Japan with adeline was so relaxing, not worried about the time at all, except for that we are leaving the place and friends soon. i want to go on that kind of trip again.The trips that i had been planning now were too rushing, maybe i'm too greedy. for wanting to go too much places when we don't even have enough time. this is the problem with package tour isn't it? that's why people choose free and easy. but i want to create a package tour that is relaxing enough. how to satisfy the people? it won't be easy right? people can't take too many holidays from work and.. they want to make full use of their time eh? ]