Go Japan ♥♥♥♥ Kyoto

Day 4

     We woke up early this day or should I say tried to haahah.  I wanted to see the sunrise in the Kiyomizudera temple.  From our hotel, we took bus no. 80 or if you are coming from Kyoto Station take bus number 100 or 206.

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tourist

Happy Tourists taking a pose

 

 

 

Koyasu Pagoda

Koyasu Pagoda viewed from Kiyomizudera Temple

 

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

 

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

 

Wooden board or they call it Ema. People write down their prayer and wishes on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       After visiting the  Kiyomizudera Temple, we decided to forgo the Ninen-zaka Path and Sannen-zaka Path.  It is still early and  the shops are still closed.  We planned to go back again later.

 

Thought this one is a statue :)

Thought this one is a statue 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We went  to Kyoto Station to eat breakfast.  The station has a unique architectural beauty in it.

                   

From Kyoto station, we went to Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.  We took the the JR Sagano Line and alight at Arashiyama Station.  It is easy to travel by train here in Kyoto not as complicated as Tokyo.  You can  see the  Kyoto metro map here.   When we arrived at the  Saga Arashiyama station .  We head out for the Bamboo Grove Path.  It was around 11:00 am and it was very crowded.  We figured out that the best time to go there is very early morning to avoid the  crowd and enjoy the scenery.

Bamboo Grove Path

 

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Kyoto Rickshaw

Some girls stroll around wearing their yukata.

Some girls stroll around wearing their yukata.

He sells dragonflies made out of bamboo

 

We also  visited the Tenryu-ji Temple.   It has a very beautiful landscape garden.  You could rest there and enjoy the view.  Have a moment of zen ♥

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenryuji Temple

Garden view

people who are resting and enjoying a moment of zen

people who are resting and enjoying a moment of zen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After resting for awhile, we left the  temple and  looked for a place to eat lunch.  Most restaurants near the  temple are full.  We stumble upon this small store on the way to the train station.

 

yummmy Takoyaki!

yummmy Takoyaki!

     We bought the 12 pcs special takoyaki.  It has green onion, mayonnaise & sauce.  It cost us 1000 JPY .  My friend and I shared the Takoyaki.  Then we ordered Yakisoba for each of us ,  costs 500 JPY.  The takoyaki and yakisoba they have is very flavourful.  Best one I’ve had so far ♥ 😀

Yummyyy Yakiisoba

Yummyyy Yakiisoba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     After eating lunch, we headed out to TOEI Kyoto Studio Park.  We went back to Saga Arashiyama station and  took the train going back to Kyoto.   We alight at Uzamasa Station, the studio is a 5 minute walk .  There are directions you can see along the way and it is easy to find.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  It is a different kind of theme park.  It is an actual studio for TOEI movies.  It depicts the street of Edo period.  Entrance Fee is  2,200 JPY for Adults. You can view a copy of the studio map here. Some attractions inside the studio park has an additional charge.  We’ve watched the ninja show (entrance is free).  The show is in japanese but I still enjoyed it.  The action stunts are well coordinated.  The lead actor reminds me of the anime Naruto.

Ninja Show

Ninja Show

Ninja Mystery House

Ninja Mystery House

One Piece - inside the Toei Anime Museum

One Piece – inside the Toei Anime Museum

Mazinger Z

Mazinger Z

ninja!

ninja!

      You can also rent costumes and walk around the  studio. You can also have your make up and hair done for an additional fee.  When you visit this studio allot about 5 hrs to fully enjoy the park.  In my case,  I just rented the  costume because not enough time to do  my hair and make up . But still,  I enjoyed the experience 😀

I just can't resist to ask this guy to take picture with me :P

I just can’t resist to ask this guy to take a picture with me 😛

Deity of Good Fortune

Deity of Good Fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kyoto Tower

After the Toei Studio Park, we decided to go to the Sannen-zaka Path. We took the train and head back to Kyoto station.Unfortunately, most of the shops are closed already.  Saw them close twice this day!  hahaha. Forgot to check what time they usually open and close :P.  We took a cab back to our hotel.  The restaurant we want to go to was just beside our hotel.  Sobanomi Yoshimura is the name of the place.  They make their own buckwheat noodles.  We wanted to try the  soba as I read on reviews it’s quite good.  The staff can  speak a little english and they have english menu. Dinner was good and it  was my first time eating buckwheat ice cream.  I like it 😀

They are making their own noodles

They are making their own noodles

Sobanomi Yoshimura

Sobanomi Yoshimura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Soba

 

 

 

 

 

 

buckwheat icecream

buckwheat icecream

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6 thoughts on “Go Japan ♥♥♥♥ Kyoto

    • depends on where you are going , if you want to visit a few places in Japan I would recommend you get a JR pass. for food I have allocated around 3000 JPY or more I think , it’s food so i never think hahaha. Getting around I would recommend you buy the bus or train day pass 🙂

      • I am assuming that is 3000 jpy per day lol, last time i was in tokyo was like early 2000 so it has been a while, saw some english tanslation on the sign boards so that is good lol

      • hahaha it’s per day 🙂 Yes they have english sign boards and most eating place’s I’ve visited has english menu. the buses in kyoto has japanese, english, korean and chinese announcements 🙂

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