Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
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... about going to get dressed up in a kimono with her girl guide leader friend. This struck up a conversation and I learned Irene was a Girl Scout from Taiwan and had been to one of the Australian Jamborees! When I got to the station I was walking behind a lady with a map in her hands I heard her ask which train to Arashiyama, so I struck up another conversation. She was Elizabeth from Yorkshire, and was travelling alone for the day while her husband went on to ...
... going to make some kind of fishy soup, shrimp and vegetable tempura, and of course sushi. First , we made the soup. What we had to do was shred a dried up fish (that looked like a log) and mix it with the broth that was already made. Then we tossed a few veggies in and let it cook. Next we made the tempura. We did it with mushrooms, shrimp, eggplant, carrots, and even onion. We kept putting them in the boiling water and taking them out. In the end it was just ...
... Just crazy!
The Kasuga Shinto Shrine holds more than 2,000 stone lanterns all donated by worshipers of the shrine and twice a year there’s a festival where all the lanterns are lit up. The lanterns also have a personal prayer made of paper, but since the Nada deer roam this shrine during the day, the paper is often eaten! The shrine is a very vibrant color orange which is the color to ward off evil spirits. At this ...
... tourists. It's just so different from the Kumano Kodo where we saw only a few other tourists and Shirahama and Sanda City where we didn't see any!
After lunch we met up with Masayo and Tasku in front of Yasaka Shrine. Tasku, our tour guide, soon realized that he needed to work on conversational English. He did a great job though, with Mom's help. They took us to Chion-in Temple to see a huge bell. Apparently when they ring the bell (on New Years) ...
... bit, before she disappeared off into a house.
On our last night, we met up with a friend of one of Jen's friends, Aibek, a Swedsh guy studying his masters in Kyoto. He took us to a restaurant on a fourth floor where we got a very good feed of loads of different nibbles and some ice cold beers for next to nothing. After dinner we met up with two other friends of his, Ayaka and Pear, and we're taken to a karaoke bar. Not quite sure what ...