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On the Way | Nara

traditional "becak" man - surprisingly most of them are good looking and fit :p

I wonder what were they protesting about 

JR kyoto-nara
view from the train

Olympus Mju Zoom 115 and Pentax Espio Mini + Fuji Superia 200


Trekking | Mount Papandayan

I was asked to write a travel story about Mount Papandayan for Lomography Magazine. Read the article here ;)

Pentax Espio Mini + Fuji Natura 1600


Hello my deer!

Deers that can bow, you'll found them in Nara! Some deer have learned to bow to visitors, they ask to be feed with deer crackers which is sold in Nara Park. Super cute! Nara is home to hundreds of freely roaming deer and they've become a symbol of the city.  

Olympus Mju Zoom 115 and Pentax Espio Mini + Fuji Superia 200 (expired)


A Walk To | Todaiji, Nara

Nara, a small ancient city which overshadowed by its more famous neighbor Kyoto. Probably Nara is not a famous Indonesian tourist destination, but I chose Nara because it has many historical sites, great nature and DEERS! 

First, Todaiji! This Great Eastern Temple is the landmark of Nara as well as the most famous and historically significant temple, it was constructed in 752 as the head temple of all provincial Buddhist temples of Japan.

Olympus Mju Zoom 115 + Fuji Superia 200 (expired)

How to get there:
Prepare your feet! It is about a 30 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, or about a 45 minute walk from JR Nara Station.

Fee: 500 Yen

Hours: 8:00 to 16:30 (November to February), 8:00 to 17:00 (March), 7:30 to 17:30 (April to September), 7:30 to 17:00 (October)


A Walk To | Golden Pavilion Kinkakuji, Kyoto

We took longer time than we had expected in Fushimi Inari (due to trail was closed for Michelle Obama visit, find perfect time to take picture while no other tourists passing by, and our slow walking pace while trekking the trails haha), sooo.. we thought that we couldn't make it to find Geisha in Gion which actually located near our hostel. People said that before sunset is the perfect time to meet Geisha. Thus, we decided to visit Kinkakuji - and it's the right option! 

Nothing much to say about this Zen temple. It's so pretty and calming! Though we ran from station to the entrance garden (we're afraid because the place is closed at 5pm, it's seconds to 5pm at that time), worth all the sweat! haha

lemme buy a drink after running 
the neighborhood around Kinkakuji

waiting the bus with a happy feeling haha
Olympus Mju Zoom 115 + Kodak Gold 200 and Superia 200 (expired)

How to get there: 
Take a Kyoto City Bus number 101 or 205 (about 40 minutes and for 230 yen) directly from Kyoto Station. Or take Karasuma Subway Line to Kitaoji Station (15 minutes, 260 yen) and take a taxi (10 minutes, 1000-1200 yen) or bus (10 minutes, 230 yen, bus numbers 101, 102, 204 or 205) from there to Kinkakuji. I took train from Fushimi Inari and then took a bus.

Fees: 400 Yen
Hours: 9:00 to 17:00