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Kinosaki (城崎町) Hyōgo, Japan.

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Finally, we had a break for awhile. And also my advance gift for my birthday. Relax and Enjoy the heat of the summer.

Kinosaki (城崎町Kinosaki-chō) was a town in Kinosaki DistrictHyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

Kinosaki is famous as a resort area, with onsen (Japanese hot springs). In 1913, the writer Shiga Naoya came to Kinosaki and stayed there for three weeks. Kinosaki provided inspiration for his short story, Kinosaki ni te or "In Kinosaki".

There are seven public onsen bath houses in Kinosaki Onsen. Tourists staying in most of the ryokans (Japanese traditional inns) in Kinosaki can receive a free pass to all seven. It is common for tourists staying in Kinosaki Onsen to walk around in yukata, this saves them having to change into their own clothes every time they use an onsen.

A feature is the fountains in the square where mesh bags of eggs can be immersed and boiled while you wait. There are several ashiyu foot baths with running hot spring water where one can sit by the edge of the road and relax while soaking one's feet. A ropeway at the far end of the street transports visitors to the top of Mt Taishi, which has spectacular views of the town and Japan sea coastline.

The Sanin Main Line provides a JR rail connection to Kyoto, and direct trains to Osaka are available via Fukuchiyama. Direct limited express trains take about 2.5 hours from Osaka to Toyooka.

It will be better if you will come here in the winter season. But, the snow here is thick. We are to buy snow tire now. So, that we can drive there.

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We are a bit early so, we have to look around the area and we also need to eat lunch as well.

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So, good and tasty the crab and shrimp, I love it!!!

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Now, we are check-in the hotel. Morizuya Ryokan is the name of the place we stay. Japanese style room and clean of course.

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I can't imagine this is quite a lot for us. Anyway, the price of this place is worth it.

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We have time to attend the "Ubon Festival" and wearing Yukata clothes. We watched the fireworks display for summer and it held only weekdays.

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What I like about this place. They have family onsen but, it will only start 6:30 pm and will close until 11 pm. Lovely place. Anyway, perhaps I would say this place is nice location center of the streets of shops and restaurant. And we had time to go to the Kinosaki Marine World. I will separate the post for that. But, Of course, I will post here the video for you to see.

 

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♥lovelots♥

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Shirahama, Beach

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After we reach from the hotel we have time to check the nearest beach in our hotel. They said it has white sand. Yes, Indeed, it has white sand. As you all know my country (The Philippines) has a lot of beaches from white, pink and black. Better yet, I will try to post it if I have time too, because Summer is around the corner. So, that you can have an idea where to go this coming summer.

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Shirahama (白浜町Shirahama-chō?) is a town in Nishimuro District, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.

Shirahama is a resort town on the south coast of Wakayama Prefecture. Its beaches are white sand, imported from Australia.[citation needed] Shirahama is known for its hot springs. During the summer (July and August), there are fireworks every night on the beach.[citation needed]

Shirahama is about two and a half hours from Osaka by JR West‘s Ocean Arrow train service. There are daily flights from Nanki-Shirahama Airport to Tokyo’s Tokyo International Airport (Haneda).

On March 1, 2006 the town of Hikigawa, from Nishimuro District, was merged into Shirahama.[citation needed]

As of January 31, 2012, the town has an estimated population of 23,325, with 11,149 households, and a population density of 116.02 persons per km. The total area is 201.04 km.

Wow, the white sand was imported from Australia, that’s awesome.  Anyway, the hotel staff told us, when summer they are fully booked and the beach is crowded.We want to experience the kids to go on the beach and swim. They didn’t experience yet. So, if ever this is their first time. (on summer plan) Anyway, they can’t even touch the water because is waving to fast and the water is freezing cold.

Look at the pictures, they way they smile and play the water. Definitely, we have to plan a trip to the beach this coming summer. It’s also about time I need to get serious in dieting so that I can wear bathing suits with confidence.

We got the chance to see the “Engetsu Island”

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Engetsu Island (円月島Engetsu-tō) is a small island off the coast of Shirahama, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. It includes a natural arch through which seawater passes. Its official name is Takashima (高嶋), and it is approximately 35 metres (115 ft) east-to-west, 130 metres (430 ft) north-to-south, and 25 metres (82 ft) high at the tallest.

The island is largely formed of sandstone and has become less stable over time. Since July 2009, the Shirahama town government has cautioned against approaching the island because of the risk of collapse of the arch.

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We will surely plan this coming summer to visit this island. There’s a lot to see, now my daughter can walk longer I think she’ll be okay on a long walk.

here’s the video:

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Long Drive trip

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This is the hotel lobby that we have gone far from our home. 2hours 30mins if you just drive you don’t stop in the Service Area.

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But us, we eat breakfast at McDo then drive for 2hours then stop ove in Service Area but Wakayama Prefecture.

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And, we reach in the hotel around 2PM, check in and drop our luggage and suprise room is huge. 3Rooms, 1 Massage Room, Sauna, 2 Toilet and Bathroom.

You can actually, have atleast 3 family in this room. Is a huge and also huge key. you won’t forget it as big as this.

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We have time to go around the hotel before we go out and explore the vicinity.

Here’s the Lobby, we had dinner and breakfast, their foods mixed cuisine. I didn’t have time to take photo the arrangement of the buffet and the set of tables. 😦

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The hoteltheme is like Egypt style. but, I don’t understand the Rabbit in the roof of the building.

Here’s site of the hotelKawakyu Hotel, Wakayama

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This is the lobby that is huge and in the side and front outside of the hotel.

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Of course in this hotel their is a Onsen, which we also tried it. (right picture) our front door room

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This is the best part of the hotel, In our floor (8th floor) only can have spend time in the Imperial Lounge where you can drink all you can (Alcohol or non-alcohol)

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Swimming pool area and the Jacuzzi, outdoor my daughter we just finished our hotspring (onsen).

Below are the foods (breakfast and dinner)

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My Little Princess Birthday

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Oh my, time flies so fast, this coming April she will go to the school I will miss my little rascal in the house. But, I’m still worried she might cry and scream. And of course looking for me. Well, I hope she will be enjoying the school here. I got still one problem she’s still wearing diapers, they told us she needed to practice going to the toilet or asking permission to pee or poo. Anyway, I need to work big time for her to train.

Anyway, we have to talk about her birthday. On his birthday, we still have this superstitious belief that: “on your birthday never travel, because accident will occur” oh that’s my great great grandmother told us when we are so little. And my mom, always reminds us. In the Philippines, our grandmother has a lot of superstitious belief, but no hurt feeling if you don’t believe, but following it is not that difficult for us even though we are outside our country. We still believe in “Feng Shui” wherever we go even the house. Like don’t buy or rent a house that your house is dead end meaning the family will never be happy and sometimes dead to the family/relatives, etc. And there are also, don’t put stairs align in the door or door facing door alignment they said your wealth will go out. We also have this Filipino movie “Feng Shui 2004” & “Feng Shui 2014” is a horror movie. Alright, let stop here, today is my little princess birthday. The whole day we go out and eat in buffet.

She enjoyed the dessert after we eat, have time to play in the amusement area.

But, she blow the candle after our trip in Wakayama.

Here’s the video:

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Summer Vacation + My Bday

Yup, is like I’m also studying. Oh because I wake up early before my son wake ups. But now, i can wake up late. My husband, he’s on diet so he don’t usually eat breakfast so I’m free to sleep longer hours. Anyway, My birthday has been pass and my birthday present which is my weakness. Limited Edition in Japan (Gucci Bag)

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And we eat in a fancy restaurant… which I love my order — LOBSTER don’t ask how much is it because very expensive here in Japan. Below pix posted in my facebook thanking my friends and family for the messages, greetings and wishes on my birthday

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We just had fun taking pictures on the touch screen information.

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My son’s Birthday

We planned to go USJ but, suddenly my son shift to buying some things instead and small gathering with his playmates and classmates at home. And his favorite cake – cheesecake which his daddy make it. The only cake he eat – Cheesecake. We bought him a new pair of cloths and also the pair of shoes.

 And, of course his favorite toys – LEGO as requested he wants Star wars Lego and that was so expensive… anyway, just for his birthday birthday gift.

I just made a simple video for his birthday. See below:

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Disney Trip

I think we (hubby and i) much excited than our kids. Well, kids at heart. Because we will experience the Hotel of the Disney which looking forward the theme and also the perks. And also, if it’s worth it to spend so much money in this hotel before I answer it let just pause here for a while here’s the picture to be judged.

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This is in-front of Hotel but you won’t see the sign of Hotel Disney Hotel (?)

This is our theme room we where excited to go inside but too early as they have to clean our room which check in time is 4pm. So, we decided  to go inside the park/amusement first. First, in Disneysea we took  the train lovely its first frozen theme. 

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The Disney train is just 5-10mins walk in front of our hotel, convenient right? 😀

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we had lunch buffet at Sailing Buffet Restaurant inside the DisneySea. So, yummy we had nice lunch.

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Surprise birthday cake for our princess  (lovely…)

Day2 : we had breakfast in Sherwood restaurant inside Tokyo Disney hotel this is a separate charge or payment aside from the hotel. Breakfast is not included once you booked in the hotel :-(. Anyway, just once in a lifetime experience and it was good a lot of variety foods.  

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We are in Disneyland now… We had time to go around not much people I mean not too crowded. My son, got time to ask the character to signed on his autograph. Last time we went here we don’t have this kind of autograph thing we just known in at USA Disney only. Now, they have here in Japan I don’t know in Hong Kong because the last time I went there nothing just taking some pictures with the characters. 

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Day 3: DisneySea again hehehe… But we had a great time in our lunch which is we had to booked lunch at Ambassador Hotel, Chef Mickey… Disney main character will dine in with us they will go table to table to meet and greet.  (Don’t ask the price very expensive, it just want to expereince it)

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Back to hotel rest for awhile and go to Disneyland (5mins walk from our hotel hehehe) our last day in park/amusement. Convenient to this hotel is just walk few walks and train going to the park/amusement. No need to rush to the train station to go home or back to city to your hotel. Below picture a ticket for the Disney Resort Line. 

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Well, that’s all folks our Disney Trip and if you want to stay in Disney Hotel, be my guess.

The 4th to 6th day Travel we went to Nagano, Japan… i’ll post soon the details. So, amazed with the Snow Monkey. —

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Surprise!

As I write in my previous post that we are going to visit my home country which my mother-in-law didn’t  know that we are going to home (The Philippines). Anyway, she gets surprised really she cried (that’s tears of Joy) his favorite grandson will be here before her birthday. So, we are getting hungry, we just eat a fast food for dinner which is Jollibee…. 🙂 I miss their gravy…

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Luckily, we didn't forgot her Anpanman stuff.
Luckily, we didn’t forgot her Anpanman stuff.

The next day, the real birthday of my mother-in-law. Eat dinner at the house of the eldest son (bro-in-law) Pizza only because Dinner will be in a Japanese (as if we didn’t come from Japan) anyway, the restaurant is cozy and friendly server and most of all cheap.

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she's amazed with the rain. Bec. in Japan she don't usually go out.
she’s amazed with the rain. Bec. in Japan she don’t usually go out.

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The rest of the day, we have time to shop and eat Filipino food.

one of my favorite "pork sisig"
one of my favorite “pork sisig”
Kare-Kare and shanghai
Kare-Kare and shanghai
crab rice
crab rice

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we just have time to have a minute of foot spa (pedi and mani as well)
we just have time to have a minute of foot spa (pedi and mani as well)

Paid visit to the father of my hubby (father-in-law) in the cementery.

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And, of course drop by in the mall and shop a bit and also eat lunch @ Kamay Kainan (Buffet)

Finally, the reason we are here (The Philippines) the celebration of the birthday of my Mother-in-Law.

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The Decoration was simple and elegant

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No doubt,  the food it was good… Happy Tummy again!

The next day, early morning we fly back to Japan (3am) as in early. Kids, just sleep entire flight. We just eat their in-flight food. Then, back to Japan around 8:30am.

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Last Lunch at the Philippines

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At the Mall

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Caution: High Cholesterol

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At the mall, kid on Play

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Last Dinner together with my Hubby Family

Thank you for the prayer we have a safe journey (vice versa), especially if you have a toddler.

2015 B-day Blast

It was my birthday last week. Even though the heat is On! We went to Universal Studio Japan at 35 degrees. Gosh, that’s really hot.

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But, my two boys enjoyed it. Look they have their own water gun.

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I also, enjoyed watching the Minion. So, Adorable they are and they walk like a penguin. (hahaha)

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We didn’t enjoy much because of the Heat of the Sun. So, painful to the skin and eyes.  And, we sweat like a pig.

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My post birthday, we had a Dinner Buffet in Hotel Hilton. Unlimited Wine which i love it. (except beer c’oz i don’t drink beer)

Birthday Celebration

March 1 is the actual birthday of my daughter while my hubby birthday is on March 6. We had to celebrate on March 6 for the mothers in kinder garden which is a bit far from our place about 30-45 mins drive going to our home.

My very own decoration for the party.

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pictures from newborn to 11months
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balloons and paper flowers
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paper flowers
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used cartoon, colored papers and colored pen

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I had great time decorating hehehe… anyway, will also share the food we served, most are pilipino dishes.

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Pizza Muffin we just search it in the YOUTUBE
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this one for our friend recipe… original recipe. All marinated.
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Crispy Pata consisting of deep fried pig trotters or knuckles[1] served with a soy-vinegar dip. It can be served as party fare or an everyday dish. Many restaurants serve boneless pata as a specialty.
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Lechon na Paksiw is roasted pork lechon meat cooked in lechon sauce or its component ingredients of vinegar, garlic, onions, black pepper and ground liver or liver spread and some water. The cooking reduces the sauce so that by the end the meat is almost being fried.
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Kare-Kare (Big bowl) -It is made from a base of stewed oxtail (sometimes this is the only meat used), pork hocks, calves feet, pig feet, beef stew meat; and occasionally offal, or tripe. Vegetables, which include (but are not limited to): eggplant, Chinese cabbage, or other greens, daikon, green beans, and asparagus beans are added – usually equaling or exceeding the amount of meats. The stew is flavored with ground roasted peanuts or peanut butter, onions, and garlic. The stew is colored with annatto (extracted from annatto seeds in oil or water), and can be thickened with toasted or plain ground rice.

 

 

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dessert portion: we made fruit tart, ginataang ( a soup made with coconut milk, tubers, tapioca pearls, and sagois simply called ginataan in Tagalog (a shortened form of the proper name, ginataang halo-halo), Biko (It is made of coconut milk, brown sugar, and ground glutinous rice. They can also be flavored with margarine, peanut butter, or vanilla.) Ube cake (Purple yam) above food from March 6 we served.

to be continued… bec. my daughter is bugging me in front of my laptop.