I was in the Hokkaido University.
I longed for the day of my student. The campus
of snow was as beautiful as ever.
|The snow festival in Sapporo had been holding.
I seldom went seeing this event in my student days.
But this time I saw that carefully.
I was satisfied.
I met two seniors and ate a lunch togather.
A menu was noodles with curry.
It was very delicious because of hot spice.
From now on I started my milage trip.
The imigration at Jakarta airport was taken for a long time. And it was so hot. So I was completely worn out.
I worried whether I could catch the plane to Yogya. But I was in the waiting room.
I could make a good start.
I enjoyed the first morning in Indonesia.
I felt good unexpectedly
|@||This was fried noodles, scrambled eggs and mangoes on the left side. The
othere side were soup noodles, fried eggs and pineaapples.
It was delicious.
|I went to a royal palace(Kraton) by a bycycle.
It cost me Rp 10,000(entrance fee) and Rp 6,000 (carring camera fee).
I experienced the carring camera fee for the first time.
By the way Rp 10.000 is about 100 yen.
|It was so crowded on the road. Lots of
motorbikes run as if they owned the place.
They were very good drivers.
|Next I went to a detached palace (Taman Sari).
I felt that water in the pool looked like cool.
Borobudur was one of the places that I wanted to see.
It was a grand Buddhism temple. In Japan the temples were made of woods but in Indonesia those were made of stones.
So I was overwhelmed.
|I saw volcano Merapi on my way to Borobudur.
It looked like Mt. Fuji and beautiful volcano.
But I heard that it erupted often.
|There were many stupas.
I thought I entered the strange world.
What a wonder scene it was !
|This is temple Mendut near Borobudur. There were three images of Buddha
|@||The lunch was smorgasbord. It cost me Rp 65,000. It was expensive in that
|I was with a guide in front of volcano Merapi.
He spoke Japanese fluently.
This was a gas station on my way to Mt. Bromo.
It was clean and uniform in color and size.
Gasoline was Rp 4,500 (45 jpy). I said it was so cheap. But a guide said it was expensive to consider the standard of living or prices of commodities.
I was convinced by this conversation.
|I arrived at hotel in the foot of Mt. Bromo.
It was 12-hour-trip.
I ate rice and chicken for dinner. It was 175jpy.
What do you think about this price ?
I was waiting for sun rise at Mt.Penanjakan observatory.
There were lots of people.
It was not so cold expectedly.
|This is dawn of Mt. Bromo.
It was so beatiful and misterious.
This scene was worth of 12-hour-trip.
I was very satisfied.
|This is Mt Bromo. We could ride a horse from parking lot to the foot of
Mt. Bromo, but I walked through all the way. And I went up to the top.
A crater looked like Mt. Aso.
|Lunch was Nasi campur (left) and Mie Goreng.||@|
I went to Solo and saw Radja Pustaka museum instead of Kraton Kasunanan.
I make a rule to go to museum to understand the city.
Now the royal family lives here.
It was cool inside because of its big space.
|This building was looked like Kraton in Yogya.|
|Lunch was smorgasbord. What do you think how much it was ?
Only 165 jpy.
I thought it was easy to live in Indonesia.@
|Next I went to Prambanan which was Hinduism temple.
I saw Hinduism temple for the first time but I did'nt understand the diffrence between Buddhism and Hinduism temple.
This temple was more impressive than Borobudur.
|Lolo jonggrang temple was the biggest temple in Prambanan.
The left is Siva sanctuary. But I couldn't go into there because the temple had danger of collapse.
The relieves were amazing.
|Sewu temple was at the north side.
It was under repair.
|I went seeing Java traditinal dance.
I enjoyed this dance, but I couldn't understand the story well. Maybe it was story of prince and princess.
I met my friend at Jakarta. A purpose visiting Jakarta was to meet my friend.
I ate Japanese food and talked with him for a long time.
He worka for goverment to make a map network.
|Dinner was Chinese food. Today was the end of year in Chinese. So the restaurant was so crowded.|
I visited Bogor botanical garden. My friend recommended. It was very nice.
Especially an orchid garden was very beautiful.
|I ordered Nasi Goreng (left). This is very popular.||@@@|
|@@||I saw the replica of Pithecanthropus(Java man) in the animal museum.
It remainded me of the replica of Peking man in Peking.
|I had dinner at Japanese food restaurant.
The pleasant trip would be over soon.
I was very satisfied with meeting him.
What do you think about it ?
This is a drawbridge. But It can't jump up, because it was laid asphalt on the surface
|This is Pasar Ikan ( fish market). In spite of the fish market they sold
many kind of goods.
I was interested in the anchor and very thick iron chain.
I wondered whether such goods were sold.
|There were lots of wooden sailing ships with engine at Sunda Kelapa port. I have never seen such a scene.|
I went up Monas (Monument of Independence).
This was tha last place to visit.