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... centre, it was a good snapshot of various things in just over an hour show.
a) A small version of the Japanese tea ceremony (everything is done reaaaaaal slow)
b) Art of flower decoration (old ladies cutting flowers ;-)c) Japanese harp
d) Gagaku, an indigenous dance with scary masks
e) Kyo-mai, the Geisha dance from Kyot
f) Bunraku, japan’s tradition puppet theatre
In the evening we wanted to experience Gion, and again, we thought ...
... goodly" English was able to confirm the error in my way. We ran across the street and caught the bus going the direction we wanted. We attempted to bus to the bamboo forrest, missed our stop, had to get off and try again. This time we had the guidance of 2 very nice Australians with GPS. We got to the forrest, but could not do the entire walk as the monkey park was soon to close and in the other direction. We booked it as fast as we could to the monkeys, ...
... which is doubled by its reflection in the water. After this we headed to get some food and got some traditional and delicious Japanese ramen noodles with dumplings. Tomorrow I am planning a return to the imperial palace, hoping to get a look around inside, thanks to a public opening this week. After that I will be travelling to iga-Ueno to take a look at the ninja museum ...
... As the Ramen shop was near Kyoto train station we figured it worthwhile to take a look around. Kyoto station is a transport hub, used as a connection for many other major destinations (Osaka, Tokyo etc). As a result, Kyoto is a mammoth 15 story complex with a hotel, restaurants, shopping centre and movie theatre. One floor is entirely dedicated to Ramen restaurants, with another floor entirely for fine dining. The lower levels were filled with shops; ...
... by the huge weeping cherry tree that is the center of this park. At dusk, the spotlights were turned on. This is the most beautiful tree I've ever seen!
We walked on to find Kiyomizu Temple. This large temple has an observation deck where you can look out over the city and see thousands of cherry trees lit up at night. We walked all through Kyoto, passing many shops that ...