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Halloween Night

My dinner appointment got cancelled at the last minutes.

I decide to go for Magma Spa (stone spa) to detox my skin.

Recently, I have some skin problem; I suspect it is caused by lack of sweat to clean my pores.


After nice Magma Spa for 80 mins, I decide to walk back home to cool down.


The Spa is located at Marunouchi Financial District, Tokyo.

Marunouchi is also the place for shopping.

It’s nice to window shop at night!!!


Walking through Hibiya area – another shopping and dining area, Tokyo.


Akasaka, Tokyo.


In Roppongi, there are many people marching in costumes.

I want to take some photos of them, but there are many people and even interviewers to take photos of them!

hahaha

I my case, my Halloween night is very healthy; hopefully, you’ll have some fun on Halloween! 

Trick or Treat!

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Halloween Night

My dinner appointment got cancelled at the last minutes.

I decide to go for Magma Spa (stone spa) to detox my skin.

Recently, I have some skin problem; I suspect it is caused by lack of sweat to clean my pores.


After nice Magma Spa for 80 mins, I decide to walk back home to cool down.


The Spa is located at Marunouchi Financial District, Tokyo.

Marunouchi is also the place for shopping.

It’s nice to window shop at night!!!


Walking through Hibiya area – another shopping and dining area, Tokyo.


Akasaka, Tokyo.


In Roppongi, there are many people marching in costumes.

I want to take some photos of them, but there are many people and even interviewers to take photos of them!

hahaha

I my case, my Halloween night is very healthy; hopefully, you’ll have some fun on Halloween! 

Trick or Treat!

Posted in Beauty, Feelings, Health, Hotel, International Culture, Place, Shopping, Tokyo, Travel

Halloween Night

My dinner appointment got cancelled at the last minutes.

I decide to go for Magma Spa (stone spa) to detox my skin.

Recently, I have some skin problem; I suspect it is caused by lack of sweat to clean my pores.


After nice Magma Spa for 80 mins, I decide to walk back home to cool down.


The Spa is located at Marunouchi Financial District, Tokyo.

Marunouchi is also the place for shopping.

It’s nice to window shop at night!!!


Walking through Hibiya area – another shopping and dining area, Tokyo.


Akasaka, Tokyo.


In Roppongi, there are many people marching in costumes.

I want to take some photos of them, but there are many people and even interviewers to take photos of them!

hahaha

I my case, my Halloween night is very healthy; hopefully, you’ll have some fun on Halloween! 

Trick or Treat!

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Weekend in Kyoto (Day 3)

I took Kintetsu Line to go to Tojo (East Temple) Station.


Toji Station is one stop away from Kyoto Station.


This is the main gate of Toji (East Temple). 

Toji was established by Kanmu Tennoh (Emperor Kanmu) in 796.

Saga Tennoh (Emperor Saga) bestowed Toji to Kukai (Japanese Buddhist) in 823.

There was Saiji (West Temple) then.

Saiji was managed by the government (emperor); but the government couldn’t afford to maintain the temple at the time.

On the other hand, believers of Shingon Sect keeps good care of Toji.


Toji is equally important as Headquarters of Shingon Sect: Koyasan (Mt. Koya).



This temple was originally established by Emperor so we can find the Emperor’s Emblem: Kikuno Gomon (Chrysanthemum).


Kodo (Auditorium)

There is a Dainichi Nyorai (Sun of Buddha) and many more Buddha statues. 

I sat in front of Dainichi Nyorai to enjoy quiet and peaceful moment.


Kondo (Golden Hall/Main Hall)

This temple’s principal Buddha is Yakushinyorai (Healing Buddha).

I also sat in front of Yakushinyorai to be healed.

Toji is famous for Gojyu no To (Five-Stories Pagoda).


It’s autumn so trees start changing colour.





I found a nice bamboo art.

It makes nice sound when rain drops hit them.


There is Yashimaden (Shrine) in the Toji.

This Shrine was established before Toji; therefore, this Shrine remained at the original place as a part of Toji.


It continues raining heavily so went back to Kyoto Station for lunch.

I had Kyoto cuisine at Restaurant Kurama, Kyoto Station.


At last, I enjoyed a Hojicha (roasted tea) parfait at my favorite Tsuruya Yoshinobu Cafe, Irodori, Kyoto Station.



Now I’m on the way back to Kyoto by Shinkansen (bullet train).



But now Shinkansen stopped and parked before Nagoya Station due to heavy rain in Shizuoka.

Typhoon 22 is approaching Japan.

This is my first experience to be stacked in Shinkansen.

I’m fine because Shinkansen is equipped with an outlet to charge my mobile at my seat and toilets!

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Weekend in Kyoto (Day 2)

I left hotel early to attend the Buddhist ceremony.


Hotel is conveniently near to Subway Karasuma Line Karasuma Station.



It’s only two stations away from JR Kyoto Station to catch JR Biwako Line for Ishiyama Station.




This is my first experience to attend Gomataki (Special Buddhist Ceremony for Prayer).

I’m honored and blessed to be invited to the event.

I suffered during the ceremony because I sat Seiza (Japanese traditional way to sit by folding leds).

My legs became numb…but it was worth it.

After returned to hotel, checked in again.

Kyoto is a popular place for Japanese and foreign tourists; therefore, we couldn’t stay in the same room due to hotel reservation status.

But it’s fine with us because we could enjoy two types of room during my Kyoto stay.

Tonight, we are staying at Japanese style room.




We had Kyoto cuisine at Irifune, Karasuma Kyoto Hotel, Kyoto.

Mom and I enjoyed chatting over Kyoto Japanese Sake, Kagura.

I was full and I like window shopping; we went out for walk.

Kyoto is a nice city for walk, just simply for walking.

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Weekend in Kyoto

Mom asked me to join her to Kyoto.

I love to visit Kyoto; of course, I accepted her invitation

After office, I went to Tokyo Station to meet Mom and catch a Shinkansen (Bullet Train).

Tokyo Station is crowded around 6 pm with people rushing back home after business and going out of city for pleasure like me.


After 2 hours and 15 minutes journey, I arrived Kyoto Station.


I had nothing to look for; but I stopped by a sourvenir shop at Kyoto Shinkansen platform area.

I love to admire and check Kyoto handicrafts and delicacies.

Then, checked in at Karasuma Kyoto Hotel.

I took a bath and relaxing on the bed.

Let’s explore Kyoto AGAIN!