After we left the Babboo forest.. we stopped at one small cafe for some sweet....
I love Kyoto... Its so traditional and i prefer old city like Kyoto,ShizuokaÂ to Tokyo......We left Kyoto and Umi dropped me hotel and then he drove back home to drop his car and will come back to stay at his uncle's hotel where opposite my hotel.... Check-in at Swissotel was fast coz Nao already called her friend to keep the room for me plus with her guiltiness... she took care of everythign and upgrade my room to the top floor with a fabulous view of Osaka city plus a bigger bed which 4 pax can sleep on that bed! * That make me feel more lonely at night when i sleep * After relax a bit.. i went out for shopping as i havn't buy anythign that friends and mom wrote me a list... 2 hrs later i came back with lots of bag and bill. Umi came to see me with his laptop and then i can use Skype with my mom.... After mom talked with Umi.... They found out that his uncle is a friedn of my family there too! *Small...Tiny world*
5 JAN , 2009
As Umi had to work that today... So, i will be on my own today to Kobe as i planned to buy one bag from there to my mom as a new year present...Check out from Swissotel and just cross the road from there...to *Ichiei hotel*. I havn't seen the room yet just bring my bag to one gal and she said she will takecare of it ...as Umi already prepared everythgin for me.... So, i was hurry to go to theÂ train station and catch the train to Kobe... *Kobe* is very beautiful city.... Good mix Western and Eastern culture...many nice building there... I did enjoy lost in Kobe city... haha...Took me half day to finally found the "ATAO" shop... The reason that must be this shop bcoz it has only 1 shopi n thsi world.. and no export to other city and other country.. ...And it will be my first gift for my mom that i use my own money to buy!!! Â
Before back to Osaka, i stopped for little shoppign and lunch there..... After back to Hotel... I was so surprised with the room that Umi prepared for me as i told him i prefer traditional jaapanese room to modern one.... The first night in hostel is traditional but lok scary one.. but this one is the best!!! I took a nap for awhile and then i got a call from Umi that he will take me out for Dinner and drink for farewell Japan...
After Dinner we end up in small traditional Japanese bar where the lady who's the owner are so friendly and kind to us.. Beside Beer and Sake that i drink a lots... i found another my favourite drink... *Umeshu* You can mix with soda or jsut a water.. can drink as cold or warm ...The lady served us a drink with Oden!!! Soooo yum!! Oiishiiii!!!!!!
Â We came back to hotel around midnight. but i couldn't sleep stright away.. i had to pack all my stuff first as i had to leave in early morning.... Umi already had his sleeping beauty since his head hit the pillow!
This Trip in Osaka is very fun and sucha a good experience.... I love this city and am sure i wilÂ go back again soon.... Umi did a good job and he's the best bro! ( really appreciated that) after i came back.. my mom bought him a very nice silky necktie and some other thign send back to him there!