Japan (Kyoto & Osaka) Trip Nov 09 - Day 1

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Some view from the train window.

It is Sunday again. time flies and looks like I will only have another 4 more days in PG. (Will be flying off again to US for a business trip starting Friday). Started the day by cleaning up the whole house and now it is clean and nice now... :D Only manage to start to process photos around 230pm+ and looks like I will not be able to complete all the photos for the Japan trip (Since I only manage to complete Day 1 today) :"P. Anyway is fine, I will continue when I am back from the trip then. (Which is around middle of December, I apologize to keep you all waiting. :"P).

More photos after the jump...

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Some view in the train

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The friendly ticket checker

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Train is moving fast

Day 1 is pretty a tiring day since we fly off from PG and transit from SG (around 1am) and seriously, I didn't get a good sleep on the flight that day. Waking up with some panda eyes when the stewardess is serving the breakfast... :"P In the end, I manage to keep myself awake with a cup of coffee.

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He is tired...(On our way to the 1st destination)

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Going out from the train station

Landed in the the Kansai airport where we will take train to our next destination... Kyoto. Thanks to Alex and 小慧 for getting all the required ticket for us. After settling our luggage on the train. I believe everybody is pretty much fall asleep. For me, I decided to get a few snap in the train before I go and get some rest. (I think I manage to get a small nap before we reach the station).

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Hong Wei & Huie Chien. :) Cheers!

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Tofokuji Temple is closing by

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Alex waiting for the ladies :)

12 of us, carrying our luggage and walking to our hostel. (The K's House). Entering the K house, I think it is a very neat hostel I will say. With a lot of facility ready (like washing/drying machine, kitchen and even wifi). I would highly recommend everybody to go for K's House if you plan to visit to Kyoto. (I think they have it at other major cities in Japan as well). After we settled our luggage, we started our 1st day in Japan.

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LB Posing

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We are at the temple. :D

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I just love the roof. :"D

Our 1st destination is Tofukuji Temple. Along the way to the temple, noticed the nice view there... and realize that the sky are very blue and the lighting is pretty nice. (I will say that it is soft...) ;) manage to get a few snap there before entering the temple. :)

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Introducing 小慧

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Suddenly I crave for portrait shoot here. :"P

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Is Autumn

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The view at the bridge

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Resting

Tofukuji Temple is a very hugh temple and I believe that it has been divided into a few section. And all of us has been getting all our gears, snapping here and there. :"P And I manage to get a few portrait for LB, Mun Wai, HW & HC and Lilian as well. :) (Which lead to a small project that I have in this trip in the later stage). :)

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Lilian Cheers

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Another shoot for LB. :)

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The security uncle posing. :D

But one thing to take note on this is the sunlight, sometimes the lighting is going to be harsh and sometimes it is just very nice. (Looks like timing is all we needed here) :"P Before we leave the temple, I noticed one police men and I asked him if I could snap his photo. And out of no where, suddenly he pose for me. :"P (Haha... he is so cute and he remind me of Chin Kok) :"P I quickly snapped a few shoot and thanks him for being kind enough to pose for me. :"D.

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Waiting for the train

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Donation Plate

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Shrine Entrace

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You could use this to get the water.

After that, we depart to the next destination of ours... the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. It is located on the mountain. Base on the map that is availabel in the Shrine... again it is a hugh one. I think we only stop until the middle of the mountain and didn't proceed further to the top. Because it is getting late as well. But one thing interesting on this shrine is that there are 2 corridors with a lot of Shrine door surrounding it and you will need to choose your path. But no worry, both paths will lead you to the same destination. :)

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The Name Plate

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The Fox Statue

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Kimono Display

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The Cylinder with Chinese wording on it. :)

There are some ceremony in the Shrine as well, but photographer are not allow to take any photos there. So pretty much there are nothing special to be share there. (Japanese are pretty aware of the privacy, so do remember to ask for permission before you took a photo). :"P

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The candle that brighten the dark

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Choose your path

Anyway, that's all about Day 1. Sorry that I didn't took the dinner that we ate that day. (I am just too hungry (again) and start eating and knowing that I didn't snapping the food photo) :"P Hehe... Anyway it has been a great day and we have been sleeping like a pig after that until the next day. Day 1 gallery is available here. Hope that you all will enjoy it. (I will end the post with a evening shoot at the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine). Good Night everyone. :)

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Some housing view at the train station

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Evening view of the shrine

* Seriously, I have pretty much forget about the name of the location that we have visit. But thanks to ML. (She managed to prepare tones of info in her FB gallery and all I do is just refereed back to the destination name for it). Credit to you ML! :)

15 comments :

  1. nice pics! eagerly waiting for more. :) I haven't started selecting my pics yet.

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  2. Thanks... :") Hopefully I could complete another day before I depart. :") (Just a target)

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  3. Finally...Thks a lot:) I like the security uncle's photo...

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  4. all photo just like postcard nia ... sui~ make me feel abit regret didn follow the trip ...

    I like the security uncle's photo too

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  5. as usual bro .. some solid shots. all the colours are super vibrant!

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  7. I wanna pass the credit to the other ML(May Ling)... she provided all the additional info in the itinerary b4 we went..i just refered back... :)
    Great pics btw!

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  8. Great photos! I like the 'Going out from the train station' and all the autumn colors :D

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  9. LIlian: Thanks Lilian, hope that you enjoy the series (And your portrait as well) ;")

    SDS: May be you could join on the next one? :) Japan is nice, you should give it a try. Thanks.

    Deepak: Thanks. ;)

    ML: Thanks to both of you. ML + May Ling. Without all those great info. I believe my blog post will stuck somewhere. :")

    FoodLover (aka HY): TQ very much and welcome to my blog. :)

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  10. 有秋天景色的衬托,使照片显得更出色,更美丽~~ ^^

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  11. 谢谢。。。终于第一天的照片发表了。希望明天可以发表第二天的照片。:“D

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  12. nice nice =) ahhhh wonder when will be my turn to visit Japan sigh =P

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  13. No worry, the time will come. The 2 way air ticket is not very expensive now. May be could start to do some budget planning for the trip and get ready for next year? (May be?) Anyway I believe you will like it if you are there. :)

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  14. haha...visit Japan is owez on my 'must go' list since countless years ago...well, i will sure make it..just the matter of when nia lol (bank account condition matters too =P)

    oso, i have a 'FOC' tour guide there...so yes the time will sure come =)

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  15. Hehe... good good... (yeah I guess the Vitamin M is the most important thingy).

    Yeah you got a tour guide there, which will be very good! :D

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Chiat Hau is a portrait and wedding photographer based in Penang, Malaysia. He started his photography journey by shooting strangers' portrait on the streets of Penang and around the world whenever he travel. Observing life and culture through the viewfinder, Chiat Hau has found a passion for framing his subjects in a natural, cinematic and yet photo-journalistic fashion. Capturing precious moments in both commissioned assignments and personal projects.