Finally! We are going somewhere for honeymoon!!!
And guess where?
Hmmmm... (sorry, I am too excited hehehe)
We are going to JAPAN!!!!!!!
And...we are going there for sakura season!!!!
Actually we've planned this before the wedding lagi because normally newly wed straight away will go for honeymooning kan. But we said to ourselves, sabaaar...we will go this March, God's willing. And thank God, for granting this wish.
OMG...I still can't believe this. Even though we've been planning this for ages, but finally buying the tickets make both of us shiver with excitement.
Before I continue this rambling, I would like to share one tips. Buying ticket online is wayyy cheaper than at the counter itself.
We tried to buy online (since MAS is having promotion) but the online booking only allowed one airport for fly in and fly out either Narita (Tokyo) OR Kansai (Osaka). We wanted to fly in through Kansai AND fly out from Narita. If we want to do that, we are not entitled to the current promotion.
So we went to Reliance to get the ticket and they wanted to charge us additional RM50 for each ticket, which is fair enough la kan. When we are about to pay, they told us that we have to add 3% additional charge of total tickets for credit card. I was like, what?
I know this is a common practice but it is a BIG TURN OFF. So we decided to buy ourselves from MAS. We went to KL Sentral to get the ticket and much to our surprises, they charge RM60 additional each for admission fee! I was like, "how come walking in is more expensive than online?"
Haiyoh..luckily, they don't charge on credit card, so it still cheaper than Reliance.
So people, if you want to fly in and out via the same airport, buy your air ticket ONLINE else you'll be charged a freaking RM60 (international) or RM30 (local)! And save up some money too for fuel and parking!!
Ok back to our plan.
We will spend 3 days in Osaka, 4 days in Kyoto, then use the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Tokyo and be there for 9 days!
Which means, we are going to be in Japan for 16 freaking days!! Yeay!
By the time we be in Osaka and Kyoto, the parks will be filled with cherry blossoms and everything will turn out romantic hehehe. Hoping sakura will still blooming in Tokyo by the time we reached there as they only last for 10 days!
The temp will be 15 celcius average and that's pretty cold! So I have to start buying appropriate apparel. I will borrow some from MIL though (we are about the same size!).
Actually, I planned to borrow everything from MIL and buy none because I think it's a bit membazir as I won't wear it again here. But all MIL's coat are in beidge and quite plain (sorry MIL hehe) and MrComot said don't worry about that as we might travel again later so it won't be membazir. Yeayy!! I am sooo getting this chilli red trench coat from Forever21. Hmmm nevermind, I'll share about it IF I bought it okay? For now tak beli apa2 lagi :P
We also bought a camcorder (FULL HD!) purposely for this vacation. Lalalala.
Oh my..I really can't wait.
We are now in the middle of finding and booking places to stay and planning what to do each day. Oh ya, we also have to apply for VISA and hopefully everything goes well.
Talking about it, I just made my passport yesterday!
Hehehe..I knoww...I sangat kesian ok. Tak pernah out of Malaysia, even to Singapore! So, lucky you guys who have been to Bali la, Bandung la, etc etc.
Oh ya..did I tell you guys we are going on ourselves?
Which means, EVERYTHING will be done by both of us - places to stay, places to visit, things to do, JR pass, transportation, etc etc. We decided not to follow any travel agencies as we believe (read: perasan) we can do it sendiri. So it's going to be very adventerous and exciting!!!
So if anyone of you had been to Japan or know anything about it, please share your findings and recommendations. And also, if you guys nak order apa2 specific from Japan, let me know, jgn malu2 ok. Or anything from duti free shop ke. You have about a month to think about it! :D
Ok babes, gotta start speaking Japanese already. Ja ne!