Yes, we’re still in Kyoto. As I said it was my favourite destination and I took a TON of pictures.
After a long day outside Kyoto, visiting Arashiyama and its surroundings, we were late to visiting Fushimi Inari-taisha. The guides says that it takes 4 hours to visit this shrine, known for its long torii path up a mountain.
We arrived there for the golden hour and decided to push forward and see what it looks like in the dark. We went up quite far and admired an amazing view, but didn’t go to the top because it started to get late and we were hungry! So we went to look for some okonomiyaki… delicious!
GOLDEN PAVILLON – KINKAKU-JI
Behold! The heron vs. cat stand-off!
When you are entering a temple or a shrine you can wash your hand, sometimes face, sometimes you can even drink the water. Just purify yourself, fool!
For our last night, we went to see a « traditional arts » performance. We saw a tea ceremony, flower arrangements, a maiko dance and a puppet performance. It’s really touristy but I loved it!
That’s it time to say goodbye to Kyoto…
… See you soon for the next destination: Koyasan and Nara!
Previously on the blog…
Part 1: Kyoto
Part 3: Koyasan and Nara
Part 4: Kagoshima and Yakushima