12:00 Am Japan time.. I was awoken by a voice singing a “Tanjoubi Omedatou♪ ♫ Tanjoubi Omedatou ♪ ♫”
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.
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?
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.
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.
After Lunch , we went to the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
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.
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.
After the Shrine we went to the Gion District.
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 ♥