Big Bad Wolf Sales, most of it priced between RM10-15. Plenty of children books, quite a lot of fiction, and about 4 table of business books. The books might be slightly dated though.
Final meal in Japan for our trip in Narita Airport. Pretty alright soba set meal for about 1200 yen per person, and with a nice window view.
This is a place for cheap sushi, ranging from 100 yen to 600 yen per plate. I have tasted more premium sushi, where they are softer and melt in your mouth. Sushi here are good, probably better than the ones in Malaysia, quite a few fish options, so definitely value for money.
We ordered about 17 plates, ordered only plates which are less than 300 yen and we ended up with 2500 yen for 2 person.
A pretty good fruit pie French dessert restaurant for about 700 yen a piece. We went for pear and potato, each with different crust and taste delicious. Thought of getting another one, but having too much spoilt the appetite.
Sitting space is limited, but no much crowded at 7pm (dinner time, the shop closed at 8pm). Many came for takeaway until the last minute.
It is peak autumn at Mount Takao, just an hour out from Tokyo. This is a pretty touristy place, means good transport, plenty of food and restaurant.
There are some marvelous red leaves just in front of the station. We took the tram up, where the path are covered by red autumn trees. You could walk as well, but we are short on time.
It is another 30-60 minutes walk up the peak depending on which path you take. We took no 3.
The weather is perfect today, and we can see all the mountains. Fuji is slightly hidden with clouds at its top. Unpack our lunch from a bakery and enjoy the view. There is a restaurant up there as well.
We went back on route no 1 and pass by a temple. Just in time for the last chair lift decent at 4.30pm and the sky starts to get dark.
The museum is not a big place, mainly 3 floors and a rooftop. The ground floor is exhibition, which is pretty interesting. Second floor is exhibition of work area and how animation are made. Third floor is a Cat Bus play area for little children (why can't adult have fun too) and a small shop. Roof top is a garden with Giant Robot from Laputa. And there is an outdoor restaurant with quite a long queue.
We are lucky to booked an online ticket for 1000 yen per person, which is quite a challenge.
The is a dedicated yellow Ghibli bus at Mitika Station south exit, and get down from the left stairs.
Having a quick breakfast before taking the bus to Ghibli Museum.
There is a super long queue on a weekday night, where we waited for 90 minutes. The special here is beef steak and burger, big portion with good quality and affordable price. You can add more beef sauce and fried garlic available on the table.
Though it officially closed at 11pm, the queue actually closed by 9pm or earlier. Advisable to visit by 6pm to enjoy a shorter queue.
My wife's favourite coffee chain in Japan. The meals offered might be simple, but they are good and not expensive.
Temporary food stalls funfare setup near Ginkgo Avenue, probably an Autumn event. Quite some variety with decent food. More importantly the weather and atmosphere is pretty good.
Tried some Kobe beef with rice at 1500 yen, sadly the quality/grade of the beef isn't good.
An upscale cafe, with a short queue outside on weekday morning. The food is pretty good, where the French toast has chocolate within the bread. Egg benidict looks good and taste good.
The food here is pretty expensive, but sadly I don't think the taste is worth the price. We order a 3 course meal for 2800 yen and a 5 course meal for 5800 yen, and a mandatory drink for each person.
The free Baguette is not crispy, but the spicy olive is pretty good. The home-made quiche is pretty good, fish meal and fish soup is alright. The beef is average, and the dessert is quite a disappointment.
Space to sit with free wifi.
Pretty affordable small underground cafe for French toast. The toast might seems fairly simple, but it taste pretty good. They added something extra within the bread to make it softer and creamier, while slightly crispy on the outside.
The hotel is very spacious. One station away from Shinjuku by JR, or 20 minutes walk.
Simple food at Kagoshima Airport while waiting for our transfer flight to Tokyo. The good are alright.
This restaurant offer great value for money, only 1000-1200 yen per person with loads of good quality food. The flying fish is definitely worth trying.
Personally, the Shiratani trail is more beautiful than the Jomon Sugi trail. If you have time, do both. Else, Shiratani is an easier and nicer trail, with many big cedar trees as well.
Good thing about Yakushima trail is that you don't need good weather as most of the trail are within the forest with little opportunity to view the landscape of nearby mountains (except Toikawa Rock). If fact, the moss gets more vibrant after a rain.
We did the Bugyosugi Cedar Course plus Toikawa Rock loop, which should take 4 hours, but we spend the entire day in Shiratani (from 8am) and left on the last bus at 4.10pm.
The gyoza is pretty unique with crispy skin, and good fried chicken. I didn't enjoy the deer meat.