Kofu

That weekend in Kofu

Kofu on a clear day. You won’t miss Fuji-san on the way to the eki.

Was clearing up my card when I noticed these pictures. My family and I spent the night at Kofu during our trip in March. Kofu is Reza’s home for the past five years, a small city two hours away from Tokyo. We planned to let my parents see Fuji-san from a distance – like the time I went to the Fuji go-ko (see it here and here). It was unfortunate that it rained that night, a foggy morning followed. No chance of seeing the almost symmetrical mountain.


Reza drove us around the city and to the outskirts instead. My parents thought the city was new because everything about it looked ‘new’. It’s not – it’s been around for centuries. The city rezones, rebuilds and renovates itself every now and then, Reza explained. Hence, everything looks so organized.. and new. Being surveyors, my parents were impressed.
Come to think of it, it’s not just the buildings! Even Asna commented, “Wow the trucks look new and clean, right Cikyong?” It’s true. Vehicles are often clean – in the city or in the outskirts.

Had buffet brunch at this halal eatery called Maman, a place Reza has consistently mentioned. I get the hype. They’ve got amazing Indian food. Best to grab the spicy fried chicken and refreshing chai latte. I’m not over this place.

Last stop before we return to Reza’s place, Takeda shrine. At the time cherry blossom trees have flowered along the main road leading to the shrine. They spent an hour or so just walking, taking pictures and shopping for souvenirs. A completely chilled trip for my parents. Since it was their last day and most days had been tiresome, I think they appreciated this trip.

And here’s one of my favorite pics of Asna in Japan, on the train from Kofu and bound for Tokyo.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Aishah Zain
    July 25, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Asna pakai eyeliner ke? i love kofu too 🙂

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      miasuraya
      July 25, 2012 at 10:21 PM

      Nah. The power of her long eyelashes 😉 Come to Kofu again la! You need to taste the chicken and chai latte.

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    soleil m
    July 25, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    omgggg asnaaa! took me 0.5 secs to register in my mind that it’s her in the pict! mulut mcm bungaaa! 😀

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      miasuraya
      July 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      Mulut macam bunga hahaha! She looks like an alien!

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    farhana abu bakar
    July 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Asna’s eyes, so lovely! 🙂

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      miasuraya
      July 28, 2012 at 11:09 PM

      Asna says thank you 🙂

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    paen
    August 1, 2012 at 4:16 PM

    asna sgt cuteeee!! 😀

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      miasuraya
      August 2, 2012 at 1:27 PM

      Thank youuu 🙂

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    nn
    August 5, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    asna nampak macam ikan dalam cartoon little mermaid. cute!

    • Reply
      miasuraya
      August 12, 2012 at 12:18 AM

      That Flounder?! Hahaha I’ll tell her 🙂

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