Beautiful Naoko Shintani is from Kyoto, Japan. She is like a pen pal of mine from Instagram (@mauloa_nao) and Twitter. I am guessing no younger person will know what a “pen pal” is nowadays. We communicate in Bahasa Melayu and Bahasa Indonesia text.
She spent a big part of her childhood growing up in Bali where she learned the language on her own. We bond because of our mutual love for animals and nature. She is now back in Kyoto and Osaka – about 15 minutes apart by bullet train.
I wanted to use some of her pics to promote hotels in Kyoto but sadly she lost all the original or cannot remember where they were stored before cropping and resizing. Good thing she uploaded some to Instagram or they would have been permanently lost.
Update: See latest post on Kyoto hotels: http://www.tvsmith.my/travel/kyoto
This a picture of Nao at the Tottori Sand Dunes located near the city of Tottori in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. They are the only large dune system in Japan. I think because of her phone camera, the sand became white like snow. Picture is untouched except watermarking as resolution was too low.
Search Tottori and you will find 78 hotels in the area. A search of Kyoto harvested over 1869 hotels. Osaka listed over 3600 hotels when searched. Start your search here: http://www.mycen.my/hotel/
#tottori #sanddunes #kyoto #osaka #japan #tvsshare