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Now that I can’t be going to Japan in 2011 or possibly extend to 2012, we have already made plans to New Zealand instead. Right after we cancel our trip on Sunday we book our flights to New Zealand on Tuesday just merely 2 days after we have given up on the Japan plan reluctantly.
When I make the booking to NZ my hand trembles and I realised I am an unbelievably scary person when comes to how much I love to go for holiday. I am terrified of my ownself. fml
Going to NZ in Spring/ Summer 2011, I hope that we have the time to go for the extreme activities like White Water Rafting , Para Gliding or Sky Diving ‘If my husband didn’t forbid me from doing it’. Bungee Jump I will not , that’s too terifying for me, unless I am strap with another person. If not all that then a helicopter ride will be nice too, eventhough it’ll burn the pocket its going to be once a lifetime in New Zealand for god sake!
To my Hubby : Dont stop me from buying things I want this time ya like what happen in Oz. I rather you kill me if you dont let me shop!
Looking forward to New Zealand.
THE HEAVEN ON EARTH
My Japan trip was cancelled. Yes, how I wish I can go and that will be next week, and where I can step my foot at KLIA instead of LCCT. Its been a while since I go holiday departing from KLIA instead of the budget airline terminal.
Ah well, I even applied for the Japan Visa dy. Probably I should plan again going maybe 2 – 3 years from now, if I can still afford it. Or Europe before Japan. Anyway as a consolation the Japan Visa is now my souvenier.
Here’s how to apply for Japan Visa
Japan Visa takes 3 days to approve, but for a peace of mind you may apply the Visa ONE month earlier as your VISITOR pass is valid for 3 months from the date of application.
Documents you need
- Original Passport
- Visa Application Form completed
- One Photo 4.5cm x 4.5cm with White Background please submit most recent photo if the Japan Immigration Officer cannot recognise you when you arrive at the Japan Airport, then risk being deported back.
- Itinerary in Japan
- Employment letter, stating department, position, length of service (This is to convince the Japanese government you have a life here)
- Bank Account Statement, Original or Certified True Copy by bank officer. It is advisable to have at least RM6K balance I am not sure this is rumours or what.
- Copy of marriage certificate if travelling with partner, especially if the partner is not working.
The VISA is FREE unless your travel agent charge you for it. Or you may apply the VISA on your own at below address:
|EMBASSY OF JAPAN
11, PERSIARAN STONOR
OFF JALAN TUN RAZAK
50450 KUALA LUMPUR
MONDAY – FRIDAY
8.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon
2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
TEL: 603-2177 2600
FAX: 603-2143 1739
For more information, click hereTweet
We have decided to postpone our Japan holiday this year to next April 2012 (hopefully) due to the earthquake in Japan on 11th March 2011 and the Radiation scare for the past week.
Months of planning for the trip and finally getting excited over it, at last we have to cancel our tickets. Thanks to Malaysia Airlines for letting us have a full refund of the ticket btw.
Now I have to send emails to my ex-bosses to inform of the cancellation and maybe its a good time for them to come for Cuti Cuti Malaysia.
And I got the first warn from Hubby just yesterday, I am definitely grounded if I want to make Travel to Japan 2012 happen.Tweet
I must say, I just pluck out the information from the Google Docs shared by Hubby’s friend to make the estimation for Japan Travel Budget. I wasn’t involve much on the planning / booking / researching for the Japan trip, because this time around the husbands are the one who do all that while the wives goyang kaki .. seronoknya!
Ahem.. I did tried to find some information on the shinkansen route (Wikipedia Shinkansen) but seriously I am confused! I guess leaving all this to the male to do it this time is a much better idea. Summo they are so excited to plan everything on their own, and the 3 husbands just discuss and decide on their own while informing the wives later. I suspect maybe because the expense comes from their pocket and Japan is one of the most expensive Asian country to travel to that’s why.
So here’s our overall planned budget for the Japan Trip in Spring 2011 per person.
|Budget Per Person|
|Day 1||On the Plane Overnight||MH88|
|¥2,500.00||Day 2||Khaosan Tokyo Original (4 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200, Twin Bed Shared Bathroom JPY2500)||Ginza/Shibuya|
|¥2,500.00||Day 3||Khaosan Tokyo Original (4 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200, Twin Bed Shared Bathroom JPY2500)||Nikko|
|¥2,500.00||Day 4||Khaosan Tokyo Original (4 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200, Twin Bed Shared Bathroom JPY2500)||Shinjuku/Harajuku|
|¥2,500.00||Day 5||Khaosan Tokyo Original (4 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200, Twin Bed Shared Bathroom JPY2500)||Hakone/Tokyo|
|¥3,800.00||Day 6||SuperHotel Matsumotoeki Higashiguti Minami (Private Double JPY7480)||Tsukiji/Akihabara / Matsumoto|
|¥3,000.00||Day 7||Takayama Hostel Zenkoji ( 3 Bed Double JPY3000)||Alphine Route/ Takayama|
|¥5,400.00||Day 8||Hirayunomori Open Air Hot Springs||Takayama/Hirayu Onsen|
|¥2,200.00||Day 9||Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse (6 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200)||Hirayu Onsen/ Kyoto|
|¥2,200.00||Day 10||Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse (6 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200 x 5 beds)||Kyoto|
|¥2,200.00||Day 11||Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse (6 Bed Mixed Dorm JPY2200 x 5 beds)||Kyoto/Nara|
|¥0.00||Day 12||Hiroshima Kodoi Residence||Kyoto / Hiroshima|
|¥0.00||Day 13||Hiroshima Kodoi Residence||Hiroshima / Miyajima|
|¥3,000.00||Day 14||J-Hoppers Osaka Central (2 Bed JPY3000, 3 Bed JPY3000 Shared Bathroom)||Hiroshima/Osaka|
|Day 15||Back to Malaysia||MH53|
|Food & Beverage|
|¥52,500.00||JPY3500 X 15 Days|
|MYR 2,026.00||MAS FLIGHT JAPAN|
|MYR 140.00||Day 1 & 15||Limousine to Airport (2 Way)|
|¥1,280.00||Day 2||Narita to Tokyo [90 min JR Sobu JPY1280]|
|¥1,960.00||Day 2 & 4||Within Tokyo – Subway [2 Day visitor pass JPY980 x 2] – Buy 2x2day tix each at Narita|
|¥0.00||Day 3||Included in Nikko World Heritage Pass|
|¥0.00||Day 5||Included in Hakone Free pass|
|¥3,400.00||Day 6||Tokyo – Matsumoto [Bus @ JPY3400]|
|¥650.00||Day 7||Matsumoto – Shinano Omachi|
|¥10,560.00||Day 7||Tateyama Alpine Route (JPY10560 one way)|
|¥1,200.00||Day 7||Alpine Route Luggage Forwarding (JPY1200 per piece)|
|¥3,280.00||Day 7||Toyama – Takayama|
|¥3,060.00||Day 8 & 9||Takayama – Hirayu Onsen – Takayama Bus (JPY1530 each way)|
|MYR 1,090.00||Day 9 -15||7 Days JR Tourist Pass (USD339)|
|¥3,600.00||Nikko World Heritage Pass|
|¥5,000.00||Hakone Free Pass (Mount Fuji)|
You may notice that we budgeted JPY52,500 for Food & Beverage. According to my Hubby it is also agreed by all the husbands involved that JPY3,500 per day in Japan not only have to cover meals but also all the entrance fees if required! I just realised I have to shrink my stomach prior to my travel so that I eat lesser or I’ll die of starvation in Japan!
Total we need RM7,500 more or less for 15 days holiday. Cheap or not?
Here’s another table for reference. Same content la wahahahah.
I will blog about the actual expenditure when I come back from my holiday okay it’ll be in May.Tweet
In this conversation, I only understand 20% of what’s written by guessing most of it FML!
If any of you recalls, in 2010 I attended 2 semesters of Japanese Language and since drop out of school class because I have finally diagnosed the real problem of myself not being able to comprehend the language.
My diagnostic findings was I have a Forget the Language Condition which attacks when once I step out of classroom, I’d peed out all I’ve learned at the toilet. Even a refresher memory course while on the way for dinner with the fellow classmates aka The ’Gila’ Mui, Jor Sau Feng and Mean Queen couldn’t help! Fuck the Language!
Still I need to again learn the language before going to Japan.. aiyoTweet