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What to do in Kyoto? (2)

You might want to start the other day by traveling to Nijo Castle, which is a place for a Shogun lived during Edo period. It is the place where the first shogun of the period, Tokugawa Ieyasu lived. Here, not only you get to roam around the palace to see how the palace looks like, they even demonstrate various rooms to let you see what does a Shogun daily routine looks like. You can let your imagination flew back to the Edo period, imagining you were the one who visit the Shogun at that time. But too bad the rooms for demonstrating the daily routine cannot be photograph. T-T Aside from the building where Shogun's daily routine takes place, you also be able to walk around the garden, and some kind of square-shaped pool which surrounds the main building inside the castle. The weather was nice for a walk when I was there. And, you will be able to find some hidden tea house cafes around this garden area, as well as a rest area and toilet area. From here, you can take buses which will…

What to do in Kyoto ? (1)

Tokyo is just like any other big cities around the world, high skyscrapers building, crowded street, busy schedules, traffic here and there, but Kyoto give you a very different vibe. Where Tokyo people walks and moves very fast, Kyoto people tends to take it slow and seems more relaxed. If you plan to stay in Kyoto for a few days, I would recommend you to find some place around Kyoto JR Station area, since it will be the best choice to get to trains (though you won't use much train around Kyoto), buses, and food, because there's a lot of mall surrounding the station with a food court inside.

They have a high end brand shops, as well as cheap but pretty cloths stores underground as well. You can also rent a bicycle to move around if you don't feel like taking trains or buses as well, but only if you know your road well. When Tokyo is famous for its modern and metropolitan lifestyle, Kyoto is famous for its historical and traditional value. You can find lots of old historic…

Japan Travel : Must Know~!

So, I'd finally got a chance to go to Japan during last month vacation. My first time going to Japan and I decided to do a backpack traveling. With traveloka, agoda, air bnb and some other traveling mobile applications, I've got no problem at all in finding the tickets and making hotel reservations for my trip. But, then what I found most confusing is when I had to choose which transportation card should I get so that I can have the most economic and efficient way of traveling around the city. Backpacking is all about saving money, economic and efficient anyway right? LOLZ!
1. Making hotel reservation through AirBNB Things could be a little bit tricky here, some housing pictures might have been edited and you might come to disappointment when you look at the real thing. The only thing you'll have to take note here is that the standard of the room size could be very different for Japanese and us, Indonesian. =D So if you're traveling by 6 people (I traveled with my fam…