Archive for May, 2005

Chinese Dates

A sweetened syrup containing jujube fruits, tremella and lemons. Chinese dates, we call it jujube, are used in Chinese traditional medicine and good for your health if eaten daily. It can nourish blood and calm the mind for insomnia and restlessness, invigorate the spleen and stomach with poor appetite. On the other hand, tremella, also […]

Tokyo Disneyland – Japan Landmark

I’m finally here! Well, the very first Disney theme park to be constructed on foreign soil, Tokyo Disneyland has become the most visited theme park in the whole world! The most exciting rides are here, the most popular adventure are here, and the most biggest sea theme park are here! This time, I;m visiting the […]

Tokyo the Metropolitant

I was totally exhausted by the time I reached Tokyo, it’s already 9pm… It has been really tiring and I took absolutely AGES to find my backpacker hostel. Its a bit rush because I had to check in before 10pm… again, the subway route in Tokyo make me headache !! Its freezing at night, all […]

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine – Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine is famous for its thousands of closely-spaced orange torii gates that wind over the hills of Inariyama beyond the entrance to the shrine, creating spectacular, bright tunnels. Inari shrines honor the patron deities of agriculture and business, ensuring a constant stream of worshippers and the individual torii are donated by merchants hoping […]

Famous Japanese Garden Ryoan-ji Temple

Ryoan-ji Temple has on of the most famous Zen gardens in the Karesansui (dry landscape) style, a collection of 15 rocks in a sea of raked sand, enclosed by an earthen wall. It is one of the most heavily visited sites in Kyoto have relegated it to a place that "tourists" go to. The roots […]

Kinkakuji – Kyoto Golden Pavilion

The image of the pavilion which stands at the edge of Kyokochi pond, is reflected in the water and makes a beautiful postcard picture. I made it to the Golden Pavilion and had a good experience taking it all in. Kinkaku-ji is a Zen temple, formally known as Rokuonji and is listed on the UNESCO […]

Kyoto The Ancient City

Kyoto is beautiful…., without doubt, the most romantic city in Japan. A roughly 30 mins from Osaka. Because of its rich cultural heritage, Kyoto was not targeted in the air raids of world war II, and as a result, it is still home to numerous priceless structures, temples and shrines. At the same time, Kyoto […]

Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple

Forest in the city. City in the forest. The main hall of Kiyomizudera Temple, stands in the wooded hills that offers you a nice view over Kyoto city. Below the terrace, you can taste the spring water that believe to have healing power. Kiyomizudera ("Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples in […]

Osaka Umeda Sky Building – The Floating Garden

Umeda Sky Building is a spectacular highrise and modern architecture is a landmark in Kita area of Osaka. It is also know as The Floating Garden Observatory. The 173m tall building consists of 2 towers which are conected with each other by the "Floating Gardern" at the very top, which is the 39th floor. Standing […]