All things Japan, seriously this tempted urge to just drop everything and book the next flight ticket back to Japan but at this stage of my pregnancy that's not even possible anymore, plus the exchange rate is almost equivalent to USD man! @_@
If you have not been to Japan before but planning to do so, make sure to know what you want to do over there (plan ahead) instead of just "YOLO" because you might end up wasting money and time unnecessarily with that kind of rash behavior lol.
You can check out my Japan travel related posts under the Japan tabs, so far i've covered Tokyo, Saitama, Kyoto and Chiba prefecture, eyeing more prefectures in Kansai region next!
Don't worry about language barriers, you will be surprised that quite a number of Japanese can even speak our native tongue which is Bahasa Malaysia. We are considered quite close to Japan in terms of tourism and business relationship, as you can see the rapid amount of growth Japan has on our soil in such a short period of time, so part of KL now feels totally like Tokyo especially our central KL area. So if you have some time to spare over the weekend do drop by to enjoy good travel deals by our local travel agencies or watch the performances they have lined up for the public like mochi pounding, bon odori dances, calligraphy performance and handmade wagashi (sweets) tasting!
There's also a yukata wearing photobooth by canon where you can try on a traditional summer kimono and get your photos taken as souvenirs.
Upcoming Japanese related events happening throughout November can be found listed below.
MANGA festival in Malaysia
Date: 18th- 23rd Nov 2016
Venue: ISETAN KLCC (2nd floor) & Kinokuniya (for autograph sessions)
J POP Signature in KL
Date: 18th- 19th Nov 2016
Venue: Zouk KL
Just recently I've gotten this travel magazine from a friend called Omotenashi Travel Guide that publishes detailed articles and attractions of individual prefectures throughout Japan and so far i have just gotten the Kyoto edition!
After leisurely browsing through this magazine i found it super duper informative, especially since i am one of those handful of people who prefer to have a physical reading material rather than to rely on my smart phone 100% due to battery life trust issues lol.
Pretty useful investment, definitely would rather have this rather than opening my phone every minute to google where to go, where to eat and what to shop in each area lol.
Only costs RM49.50 per magazine found in major bookstores around Klang Valley and do consider this a one time purchase investment that you, friends and family can use for future travels.
You can at least prepare yourself and plan out your entire travel itinerary with this guidebook in hand that everyone can read and understand without scratching their heads over the usual full Japanese magazines that consists of so many foreign characters to those who aren't too familiar with it lol.
Part of me is saying "DANG! i wished they had come out with this sooner so at least i wouldn't had to depend on あなた on what to do/ eat while we were in Kyoto (we ended up arguing here by the way)". LOL.