An hour inside a Japanese space with green tea, explanation and observing of the tea ceremony, and getting some zen insights. Enjoyed the delectable traditional sweet the most.
This was not planned at all – it was purely a google search during lunch time and hungry stomachs that brought us here. And what an experience it was!
As all the reviews say, the toilet is out of this world. Go google the pictures. I didn’t bring my camera to the bathroom.
The highlight of Arashiyama. Again with not so beautiful crowds – overheard another tourist say to another, later in the day, that she was there at 7.30AM and there was almost no one. Sounds worth it to me!
Day at Arashiyama started with a visit to Tenryū-ji. Beautiful grounds. Not-so-beautiful crowds.
Would love to view it in Autumn..
So begins the Kyoto 2017 Trip Chronicles.
Day 1 in Kyoto – we headed out early in the morning (as early as we could manage, given that we had just checked into our Airbnb at 12 midnight) to the famous Fushimi Inari shrine and found ourselves in the midst of tons of school children (on a Sunday morning!).
Apart from the famous and iconic orange tori gates which we managed to get some people-less shots of, there were other interesting sights on the way up and down Mt Inari too.
New (ok, not-so-new anymore) gem of a place for my weekly doses of solitude and quiet.