Archive | August, 2012

Miyajima and Itsukushima Shrine

31 Aug

It takes so long for me to write up a new post lately. I came back from Miyajima a month ago but I haven’t finished writing about that yet. Hmmm…(*_*)
Anyway…Miyajima is famous for Itsukushima Shrine that is the only shrine in the world built over the surface of the sea. Also deer live in the island that are walking here and there.


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My stay in Hiroshima with some irritation

23 Aug

After visiting the A-Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, my husband and I had a light Okonomiyaki dinner before heading for the nearest tram station to see the fireworks that happened to be planned for that evening when we were staying in Hiroshima.

To be honest, Okonomiyaki is not really my thing. But I tried it because it’s like I’m wasting the opportunity if I don’t eat it in Hiroshima. Hiroshima is famous for its Okonomiyaki in Hiroshima style, meaning Okonomiyaki combined with yakisoba. Well…but it wasn’t so wow to me. I don’t like Okonomiyaki so much after all. The thick sauce is too sweet and salty at the same time, which is simply too strong taste to me, and that makes me feel bored while eating. 😦 But many people usually like Okonomiyaki, including my husband who enjoyed it.

If we didn’t try to go to see the fireworks, riding on the trams could have been something interesting and fun. But what happened was…
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A-Bomb Dome and thinking of WWII

16 Aug

I’ve been thinking that I’d have to come to this place as a Japanese citizen for many years. And finally I made it.


It was the very first time for me to look at the real thing, although I’ve seen it on text books since elementary school and on TV on the 6th of August every year.

What’s this building?
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Ushimado beach and more local foods

9 Aug


My husband and I spent 10 days travelling around Okayama and Hiroshima, thus we had ample time to explore other part of Okayama (prefecture) besides Okayama (city) and Kurashiki (city).

So we rented a car in Okayama and ran for about an hour to reach Ushimado in Setouchi city.

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Korakuen garden and Okayama castle

7 Aug

Korakuen is known as one of the three great gardens in Japan. There’s no way not to visit it when we were visiting Okayama. BTW I’ve never visited the other 2 gardens yet. :p
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Fun with masking tapes

5 Aug

Speaking of masking tape, mt masking tape is famous and it’s from Okayama! There was a shop that sells kawaii masking tapes and some nice postcards and etc. in the Bikan-Chiku historical area in Kurashiki. ^_^

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You see they decorate the entrance doors with masking tapes. How kawaii! 😀
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Kurashiki Bikan-Chiku historical area

3 Aug

My husband and I’m back from the trip and I finally start writing a blogpost about my trip to Okayama and Hiroshima! 😀
It was actually a little bit disappointing to see how the local people (Japanese people) reacted to hear that I was going to Okayama and Hiroshima, as most of them probably prefer visiting Hokkaido or Okinawa, if they don’t go abroad. But I have so many locations in my own country that I have never visited in my life, and it’s not a bad idea at all to visit such places no matter how uncool they are. ^ ^;;

Anyway…these are the pictures taken at Kurashiki historical area.
It’s 300yen to ride on a gondola styled boat on Kurashiki river. You can reserve your boat and buy your ticket at Kurashiki Kankou Annaijo, the building that is facing the gondola starting point across the river (canal).

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