Oh yes, we are off again from the Land Below the Wind to the Land of the Rising Sun. Already feeling giddy with the anticipation of seeing the glorious colors of autumn. This is one place we never seem to get enough of.
My sisters, Chiew, Mui and Pit and Pit's daughter are in Japan already (they left yesterday) but unfortunately our itinerary is different and we might not get to meet. I am so proud of them as they are traveling by themselves without a tour guide. They had been burning a lot of midnight oil on the internet, more hardworking than preparing for a major exam... JR pass, midnight bus, shinkanzen, ryokan...ask them anything concerning Japan and they'd pass with flying colors. Mui thinks she can organize a Japan tour group now and the next planned destination is Hokkaido and I signed up already :-). The excitement mounted day by day ever since they bought a very reasonable MAS fare (KK- Narita, Kansai- KK for RM2200 inclusive of all taxes!) at the recent Matta fair. The best part is that it is direct from KK without the tiresome stopover in KLIA.
Meanwhile, I leave you to savor this beautifully bundled delicacy I encountered on our last trip to Japan.
Azuki bean paste enclosed within a very soft, thin layer of mochi. See the golden speck on top? That, I was told, is edible gold flake!
Sayonara, till we meet again