Go Japan ♥♥♥♥♥ A birthday in Kyoto

Day 5

     12:00 Am Japan time.. I was awoken by a voice singing a “Tanjoubi Omedatou♪ ♫ Tanjoubi Omedatou ♪ ♫” 

cake

1st bday song

    When I opened my eyes it was my friend singing a happy birthday song in Japanese and a Doraemon strawberry shortcake!

I am blessed to have good friends…. or not! hahaha.

2nd bday song hahaha.

2nd bday song with “The feet”  hahaha.

My friend told me that he had to sing the happy birthday song twice.  The first time — not even a stir, the second time he need to sing and wake me up using his feet! (was he kicking me???) hahah.  He was afraid that the candle and cake has already burned down and I still wont wake up harharhar.  I was surprised on how he was able to order it custom made!

   The cake is from Malebranch.  I was surprised on how he was able to order it custom made. I almost don’t want to eat it, Doraemon was too kawaii 😀

 

     That morning we woke up a bit late. We decided to eat breakfast at Yoshinoya.  We wanted to know the difference of their beef bowl  from the Singapore’s  Yoshinoya.  They have english menu.   The beef  is more flavourful  and cheaper :D.  Original is the best eh?

Yoshinoya

Yoshinoya

 

Beef bowl

Beef bowl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

english menu

english menu

 

Japanese Menu

Japanese Menu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      After breakfast, we went to the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion). We took the train from Gojo Station  (Karasuma Line- heading to Shijo)  and alight at Kitaoji station.  Then you can take bus 101, 102, 204 or 205. Bus ride is around 10 minutes.

Kitaoji station

Bus terminal at Kitaoji station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ladies wearing their yukata on the way to the Temple

Ladies wearing their yukata on the way to the Temple

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Golden Pavillion

Golden Pavilion

Incense

Incense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Next stop is the Kyoto Imperial Palace.  Since we haven’t eaten  our lunch we decided to eat near the  palace. We found a small restaurant – Inakitei.  It is very cozy and the food is good.  I ordered a Don-Buri set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inakitei

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Lunch , we went to the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Children playing baseball

Children playing baseball

 

Walls

Walls

more walls

more walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Munakata Shrine

     

     Then we went to Fushimi Inari Shrine.  We took train from Marutamachi (Karasuma Line) then we change train at  Kyoto and transfer to JR nara line.  We alighted at the JR Inari Station.  The shrine is just outside the  station.

platform for JR nara line

platform for JR nara line

Jr Inari Station

Jr Inari Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romon gate

 

Fushimi Inari Shrine opposite the JR Inari station

Fushimi Inari Shrine opposite the JR Inari station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     It is a Shinto shrine and it is famous for it’s thousand torii gates.  When they say thousand… they really mean it hahaha :P.

Foxes are regarded as the messengers

regarded as the messengers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map of Fushimi Inari Shrine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senbon Torii

Senbon Torii

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     After the Shrine we went to the Gion District.

      

 

 

 

 

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     Then we ate dinner at Miyako Ramen.  It is located near the Yasaka Shrine.  They have english menu.  The Ramen  was tasty, yum yum :D.  A good meal to end the day

Miyako

Miyako

English menu Yay !

English menu Yay !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Go Japan ♥♥♥♥♥ A birthday in Kyoto

  1. The ramen looks good 😋. Was looking for a place around Gion and Higashiyama to have dinner before visiting Kiyomizudera for the fall illumination. Tks for the recommendation.

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