Kofu

A short tour of Kofu

Back to Kofu, the capital of Yamanashi prefecture, where Reza’s studying and had been living for the past 4 years. Reza brought me on a short tour of the city center the other day, walking past residential areas near his place.

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We then took a walk to the the Kofu Station, which was just a 10-minute walk from his place. He told me that in Japan, the area of the city in which the station is situated flourishes most — the station is the central point of the city. There in Kofu, it’s where the office buildings, malls and hotels were.

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Then we climbed up the Kofu Castle, a huge fortress build in the days where samurai reigned the city, centuries ago. The sky was clear and we got to see Mount Fuji in clear view. So cantik!

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At the one of the malls near the station, we had washoku, freshly prepared comfort food from the kitchen.

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Despite it being a small and old city, Kofu looks amazing. The streets and buildings are mostly well-kept and clean and everything looks so new and organized, thanks to the effort of the authorities in upgrading the structures, at the same time rezoning the city.

So glad to see and experience how it’s like in the suburbs of Japan.

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8 Comments

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    azreenChan
    January 4, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    This is super cool >.<
    I love all these photos.

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    Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    I always love all your photos! What camera u used? Edited with photoshop? Anyways enjoy your stay in japan 🙂

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    Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 10:31 AM

    Dear Mia,

    May I know what brand of camera u r using?

    Arigato Gozaimas 😀

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    Marlee
    January 4, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    I’d always wanted to go to Japan, it looks like so much fun! And chocolate croissants…mmm 🙂

    http://ilookgood.com/

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    Miss Nurul
    January 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Mia, i’ll be in Tokyo,this coming September for 14days. any idea on the weather? any suggestion on the clothes selection? thanx darl~

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    Miasuraya
    January 4, 2012 at 8:16 PM

    @Azreenchan Thanks 🙂

    @Anonymous EOS 550D. They went through post-production 🙂 I enjoyed my holiday, thank you!

    @Anonymous EOS 550D

    @Marlee It IS fun! Great chocolate croissants almost everywhere, too.

    @Miss Nurul September = Fall, not as cold. Simple outerwear will suffice.

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    Anonymous
    January 4, 2012 at 9:26 PM

    Is that a Velo you carrying??you make me wonder how many Bal bag you own 🙂

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    Miasuraya
    January 5, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    Nope, it’s a City. I don’t have a lot 🙂

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