Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shizuoka 2days trip 静岡2泊の旅

Last weekend I went to my friend, Ozawa Yusuke (小澤佑輔)`s house at Shizuoka (静岡), Shimizu Town (清水市). About 2-3hour away from my place, Yokohama (横浜). They are my team mate during the 1 month orientation of new employee.

Before I continue about the trip, let`s have a flashback for the orientation, it happened 4months ago... I had never publish anything about my classmate yet! ^^ (was busy that time... hehe) In a class about 40 Japanese, I was the only `alien` and it was an unforgetable experience.... felt like very useless, and I totally couldnt communicate with them coz they speak too fast.... was very tired coz everyday I have to 120% concentrate to try to understand them and the teachers... but always end up I only exist physically in the class.... well, even now, im still working on it. :)

my first nomikai (飲み会)with my teamate... nomikai is a "drinking party" which is a way to make friends and get to know each other for Japanese. For Malaysian, is same as out yamcha / mamak habit.

my teamate again. the photo taken during the 3day2nights camp at Hakone (箱根). We were having our Adventure Rally. it was fun although we lose. :p

Here is my whole classmate (3 team in a class). We made the class flag which became the Champion for the flag competition. We were class C4, TOC(4)BA. C stands for Confidence, Cotinue, Challenge, Create... the spirit of new employee!

That`s a little story about my working life which I left out.... okay, let`s continue with the SHIZUOKA trip!!!
Shizuoka, where the highest mountain in Japan, Fuji located. Just few hours away from Yokohama...

we took the train... for about 3 hours journey...

then we reached the town called Shimizu. The amazing thing is, the guy in the photo, his name also is Shinmizu! 清水~ haha... he is so famous... the place named after him.

Shimizu is a place near to the sea. Fish is fresh and sashimi (raw fish) meal is a must! That is Sakura Ebi (Cherry Blossom Prawn) and Maguro (Tuna) rice. with a bit Ikura (Salmon roe).

This was what i ordered, Negi Toro (Green Onion Minched Tuna) rice. It was delicious, but a bit too raw for me.... I gave to my friend after ate half of it. :p

The sea is so near, so we fishing... This is my first catch! the fish name is something like Makigawa... duno... haha..

After took picture and had fun with the pity fish, we released it to the sea. :) [look, the fish seem very angry!! ]

Believe it or not, this is another catch!! hehe.... guess total i got how many?!!

the romantic sunset made me sad...

we were waiting.. waiting and waiting patiently for the.... hungry fish to get caught... hehe

was a great fishing experience! thank to my friend who teach me way of fishing.. and finally, i got total 5 catch!!! :) the champion of the day! hehe...

then we went to a department store. We found this, Japanese call it karakara, I call it "turning egg". I got an orange handphone strap, which orange is also one of the famous things in Shizuoka.

Dinner time! This is Oden, which like our SteamBoat, but it had added sauce and seaweed powder. Is one of the must-eat-food in Shizuoka. but.. the best is......

this!!! superd delicious!!! is it the Fried Sakura Ebi (Cherry Blossom Prawn) rice with Udon (Japanese Noodle). The Ebi is SWEET!!! :) My friend said, in Japan Sakura Ebi only can be found at Shizuoka. [duno why i couldnt rotate the photo to the right angle... it became like this after i uploaded it.... ]

the hotel and the view, i love Shizuoka! you can feel the nature of beauty everywhere.

We went to the beach... we found of one the world heritage, The Stone!!! :)

We climbed mountain... (by car... ) the tea plant...

then we also saw BIG ballon which the children is inside it!!! i wish i can get in too. Imaging that im in a bubble and standing on the water! how awesome it is!!! :p

another special thing about Shizuoka... this is the place were the author of Maruchan (小丸子) was born.

in the train, on the way back to "reality"... although it was only 2 days 1 night trip, but i felt like long holiday of golden week. mm.. maybe because of the fishing.... waiting.. waiting.. and waiting.... time went slowly......
nearly forget, Shizuoka is the place where earthquake happened last few weekss... hehehe... [which mentioned in my last post]


  1. A nice trip ya! Food food food....:)

  2. Wow, is been so long since your last update! Seems the shashimi is so nice :) tell you what, im trying to eat japanese food now so that i won miss any when i visit you in japan!

  3. Alex + miho:
    im doing the research, so that when you come i can bring u to the "best food"!!! :) btw, in the trip i want to a place call "Miho" (三保)!!!! im so surprised, i took the photo too. will show you next time. haha...

    haha... is ok, beside shasimi, there is A LOT of delicious food yo!! :) no worries, i wont force you eat shasami. just make sure you COME!!!! :)

  4. AWWWWW!!! the foods make me hungry !!! and the trips so nice ler!
    someone can caught a fish!! Suberb!

  5. Da jie:
    i like the IKURA(salmon soe) the most... the freshness i think only can be found in Japan. :)
    maybe you can cultivate new hobby beside that see bird / see fish... try out CATCH fish!! :)

  6. Leykim!
    We had so much fun on this trip, didn't we? :)
    You caught so much fish!! I was so shocked...cuz you caught like two or three while I was getting I realized that...even fish love you...they wanted to go closer to you, huhu!!
    Yeah and the food was delicious in Shizuoka! The Sakura-Ebi yummy! :)
    Let's have these kind of fun trip again, Leykim!!

    By the way, the website I used to develop photos is this:
    You must have so much photos to develop, so hope this helps!
    It's reasonable and convenient!

  7. 希ちゃん:
    コメントありがとう! 0(^_^)0


  8. Arghh!!! I feel like going to Japan right now! U're making me super envious. >.<