Hehehehe! So happy that I went to Japan for a second time last year! Hope you enjoyed my Kyushu posts! <3 I will be visiting Hokkaido in March!! *SCREAMS* Hokkaido is also one of my dream places to visit!! LOL, Japan is just so addictive!!!! ^^ I am also looking forward to March to look for a new adventure and chapter of my life if you know what I mean! Wish me good luck!!!!!!! 😀
On 20th to 30th November 2015, I went over to Osaka-> Kobe-> Osaka-> Nara-> Kyoto-> Takayama-> Tokyo! Busy and super packed schedule! LOL!
Actually for the main purpose of this trip, Jochan and I wanted to catch BIGBANG’s concert in Japan!!! They were in Osaka from 20th to 22nd November! A big thanks to our sweet Japanese friend, Yayoi for helping us with the tickets and also many Krunk products!!! <3 <3 I also wanted to visit Kansai area properly again this time since I only went to Universal Studio in June. ^^
One of the main highlights was visiting Himeji Castle! There are many beautiful castles in Japan, but I fell in love with Himeji Castle when I first saw its photo! It looks so elegant with its white appearance! However, Himeji Castle was under a huge renovation for a few years and finally reopened in March 2015! <3
Since we were staying in Osaka, we got a One-day Kansai JR Pass from Osaka to Kobe so because a single trip is also really expensive!
Himeji-jo is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, comprising 83 buildings with highly developed systems of defence and ingenious protection devices dating from the beginning of the Shogun period. It is a masterpiece of construction in wood, combining function with aesthetic appeal, both in its elegant appearance unified by the white plastered earthen walls and in the subtlety of the relationships between the building masses and the multiple roof layers.
Himeji Castle is a National Treasure and was added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1993! Also the fourth Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site I visited! ^^
Spotted a kitty rock climbing! *purrs*
Super super huge size castle! Do be prepared to be squeezed with people and wear good walking shoes since you need to climb a lot of olden days steps which is super scary when coming down! Both Jochan and I got muscle ache the next day… LOL!!!!!
I have been dreaming of visiting you for years and I finally see you, Himeji Castle!!!!! <3 _ <3 Himeji Castle is really beautiful and I highly recommend you to visit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It was a long walk but I am glad that the weather was really cooling which was just nice! <3 Actually we felt that we wore too much! haha!!
Hyogo’s scenery is so beautiful!!!!!!!!! <3 Wish I can stay here!!!!
Magnificent when closed up!!!!!!!!
Autumn colours is also really beautiful!!!!!!
Missing the beautiful scenery, cooling fresh air <3
We had dinner at Zipang and this pork rice was just so oishii~~~~ I want to eat it again!!!!! <3
Then finally we ended the night with Namie-chan’s concert!!!! OMG!! I liked her since I was in my teens and she previously came to Singapore for a concert but cancelled in the end! Therefore, I was totally overwhelmed when I finally saw her singing and dancing in person!!!!!!!! Tears just rolled down my eyes when I see her beautiful and cute face!!!! *blush* Hahahahha! I admit I teared a couple of times during the concert!!! hahahahah!!!!! She is even cuter and prettier in person!!!! She sang and danced so well!!!! I cannot believe that she is already 38 years old!!!!
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As per usual, more photos can be found over at my facebook!!!!!!!! Be back soon with more of my Japan wanderlust!!!