Without further ado after breakfast at the hotel, we went to 'hike' up to a place and an Old Garden, if I recall much it's by the Dutch or something. It was the first Catholic church first we visited, then the garden was another 5 minute-walk. The location was in a coastline, you could see the cargo ships juuuust, there.
On the way back down, there were (of course) shops that makes Indonesian hearts and wallets trigger to stop by and take a look on what they're selling. Seriously GOOD STUFF I TELL YOU. MAKES YOU WANT TO STEAL a bunch of Yens from my parents' cash stash and buy it all... Well, start gaping for just ah-dorable displays and kawaii things!
•We were eaten and pressed by yellow Tofu-like! With Christie aka. Changminnie's wife•
•How could you resist a Hello Kitty made out of lego calling you in front of a store?•
• A GHIBLI STORE FULL WITH MAGICAL GIFTS DOLLS TOYS AND WONDROUS THINGS FROM THE WORLD OF GHIBLI NO EXPLANATION NEEDED I WANTED THAT SPIRITED AWAY FRAME. More pictures would be coming from my babies (aka. lomo lala land) •
The next stop was to the Hiroshima Bomb Museum and the Fountain of Peace where they dedicated that special area to reminiscence and pay respect to the victims, where they have the original leftovers from the bomb in that moment of time, a clock that stopped exactly where the bomb reached the 'ground zero', 11:02 AM.
I took a picture together with tourist mascot for these kind of areas, cute white dog (I think!)
Today's lunch was just, おいしいいいいいいいいいいいいいいいいいい！！！！！！！！ And could you ever imagine, all you can eat BBQ for only 980Yen for an adult, lunch time, 60 minutes (yes FYI they time you, another price has been set for 90 minutes and 120 minutes) but yeah, we 'killed' loads of poor beef and pork. Sorry, pork belly and so and cuttlefish is just ooooomphhh.
I'm grilling ika on the pit! And do not ever ever ever ask about the dessert. The standard for me here for just a mere buffet was L.O.V.E. The soft ice-cream and the CREAM PUFFS I TELL YOU were the cream of the crop. Not eating cream puffs here means you never step in the land of the rising sun. Ever. How it melts in your mouth with soft bite-size cream puffs and in this particular restaurant, they have 4 flavors: green tea, strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate. Of course the last two and green tea had left me speechless in chewing them and eating them like crackers.
The Japanese shopping style - a whole lane of blocks joined together to create a shopping lane, one of them here (name has been forgotten, you'll see the similarity in Shinbaishi Osaka and will update this later) I visited at night before dinner.
•wearing Red-black striped tunic, black maxi blazer, netted wool long vest, leopard tights, Rotelli boots, GAP parachute jacket.
Batik bag from Jogja, my matryoshka purse!•
Dinner was by request, we ate ramen! Hot soup has trickle down my taste buds and seriously, they take a freaking la-a-o-ng time, my tummy was absolutely rumbling my stomach has been gastric famished, and they served just off the pan gyoza (yum yum yum yum chew chew chew gone) and finally, the ramen bowl!
At night, we stayed in Kusamoto Hotel Castle, and our daily nighties were yukatas and this one is gorgeous! Anyhow, if anyone of you ever stay the night here, make sure you walk out your door and walk towards the end of the hall, there's a door and a small balcony, the view is just amazing! You can see the castle on the top right side, lighten up! By morning the breathtaking view is gone as the lights are off and the ambience is hustling bustling city...