26 August 2012 (Sunday)
Apparently my brother is crazy over this tang yuan-like thing (but it’s nice!) and he told me to buy back ALL that I can find -.- But it’s usually sold out in 7-11 and I found this in the supermarket in Odaiba~
I think this was the day we were thinking of trying out Yoshinoya for brunch and after we finally found it, we decided to try the KFC instead…haha! It’s about the same but I like the maple croissant thing which we don’t have in Singapore!
We are heading to a place which my boss recommended after knowing that we had decided to give Kyoto a miss because it’s over our budget. This place is said to be the mini version of Kyoto (:
Oh did I mention that Joanjoan bought a compact camera the previous day? Sometimes I admire her courage for impulse buys and the fact that she never regrets over them…haha!
But I was happy that at least she finally has a camera to take pictures during the trip even though it was just left with 2 days! Just that the pictures turned out to be rather disastrous, according to her…LOL.
Like Meiji Shrine, we had to walk a little before we reached the real praying area~
This is where you pay a small token to draw a lot (求签) and the person will interpret for you. But I find it weird that you are drawing a lot in front of this person instead of the divine or something =/
We were too lost and the map did not help at all =/
So we continued to walk around aimlessly and came by this convenience store. Splurged on this despite getting broke!
After walking a longgggg distance under the hot sun, we still see no sign of the big Buddha! Everywhere is shop houses and it just did not seem like the Buddha statue would be anywhere near~
But we kept walking until we saw the next sign pointing towards the big Buddha and realised we are still 1.1km away!!! Omgwtfbbq! That’s like more than 2 rounds around the stadium! We were really BBQ-ed by then!
We were totally shagged from all the walking and the sun that we did not really know whether to continue or not. But then again, we had come all the way and that’s like one of the highlights of this place! #BiggestDilemmaEver
Then we somehow recalled that we saw public buses passing by us earlier on and probably we could try that! Found the nearest bus-stop and ta-duh~! We actually found a bus to save us from that 1.1km!!!!!!!
Cho~ happy but the driver is kinda weird and rude -.- The bus is different from the one we took to Yomiuru Land and we did not know that we only have to pay when we are alighting. So when we asked him about the fare, he just kept chasing us off to the seats! Zzzzz.
Concluded that we are more or less done with this place although we only visited 1 shrine and 1 attraction (2 if you include the street). Decided to head to our next destination – Yokohama! Thank goodness there is bus straight back to the Kamakura station!
Finally found the bus terminal where we can take an expensive bus to the Chinatown! Thanks to Reiko once again, we did not have much difficulty finding the right bus because she even wrote the kanji characters for me once again! (:
On the way to Chinatown, the bus engine stalled at a traffic light and I was kinda shocked. But everyone on board seemed rather calm and when the engine stalled again at another traffic light, I realised it’s just their way to save the fuel! =O
The streets there are rather messy and they are filled with Chinese restaurants. Too bad we were too broke for restaurants, so we just toured around with hungry tummies and buying snacks from convenience store x.x
I was also looking for this panda bun which my brother took a picture of during his trip but after we finallyyyyy found it, I did not buy because it is too expensive x.x
$5 for a bun is just way too overpriced.
Figured that we have covered the whole place and there is nothing much there, unless you are planning on a Chinese feast. But at least I found many boxes of dangos for my brother in the convenience store! 😀
Took the train instead of the bus back since the fare is about the same~
Poor Joanjoan was so hungry and we finally reached Ikebukuro for
cheap simple food~ She bought a panda bun! But a much cheaper one because they were closing soon and trying to clear the food. She said it tastes like any normal buns, so thank goodness I did not buy the $5 one =/
Finally remember our way back to the guest house! Hehe. Back early to pack because it’s the last last night D: