Less than 24 hours left in Japan, and we had time for 1 more temple in Kyoto before checking out, and moving on to Osaka. Here is the photographic proof that Skye relaxed in Japan.
Walks Around The World
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Well our last day in Kyoto was a rainy success. With umbrellas and adventurous spirits we set out to see more temples. Our first stop was a sprawling market with everything old and new you could imagine...and this is where I picked up a beautiful cherry blossom kimono for about 10 bucks!!! We also scored some great wooden bowls and a lovely "cupcup" for our annual hockey pool. We ate okonomiyaki, yakisoba and crepes from the market vendors and enjoyed the local f...
There is a lot to see in Kyoto and we came here before heading north to see some of the sights, but now being here for three nights you get a real feel for the Old Kyoto. There is a long walk called the Philosophers path that we journeyed on today that lead us past temples and gardens, and into a little street lined with shops with handmade crafts and then closer to the main attraction, Kiyomizu Temple. Unfortunatey it along with other temples were under huge ta...
We walked through old Kyoto today. Saw many temples, shrines and old neighbourhoods. This picture is the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple. Lots and lots of walking...
I've described Fushimi Inari (near Kyoto) as my favourite place in Japan. There are thousands of these bright torii gates lined up forming a tunnel. My return visit with Skye didn't disappoint. Inari is also well known as the birthplace of Inari sushi, which are famous around the world as the sweet tofu pockets of rice. I had to have one today in Anari. Tonight, I'm taking Skye for dinner on the Shinkansen to Harborland in Osaka.