Hotel Station Kyoto Nishikan
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After lunch at Kyoto University, visit a Kimono factory where we see the weaving and dying techniques used to make Kimono’s and other fabrics. They also have a 20-minute fashion show featuring a sample of their kimonos. Around Japan you see very few women wearing Kimonos. As they were once the common outfits worn in Japan, they are now just used in weddings or other special occasions.
In Kyoto, I’ve seen quite a few ...
... ourselves at the Kennin-Ji Zen Temple. This beautiful tranquil collection of gardens and buildings is one of my fond memories of our last visit to Kyoto. Fitting to finish our sight seeing by relaxing in this lovely place.
Now it's back to the station to catch a train to Kansai Airport. We're spending our last night at the airport hotel before heading home to Canada.
... are built on making parts for fans, prayer beads, house altars, etc. Across from the fan shop there was a small tofu-making store. We also passed by a place that assembles house altars (used to honour dead relatives) and another one that makes paper lanterns. These small home-based businesses are said to be the main industry of Kyoto, but their numbers are declining as young people refuse to take up their ...
... to a busy road with foot and bicycle traffic whizzing past our noses. After an eternity our bus arrived and we piled on.
Our last attempt at a Kyoto bus voyage several days ago was less than successful, and saw us head in the exact opposite direction to where we needed to go, so once the bus was in motion we waited nervously for confirmation that we were in fact headed for Kinkaku-ji, and not Tokyo or Okinawa.
... the deer crackers to the tourists. There were
also many old tomb raider style lanterns lining the paths through the
gardens; covered in moss and cracking. Stopping for a quick lunch
turned into a long one after a dog walker decided to start talking to
us in very good English and told us all about where she has travelled
and gave us advice on Kyoto etc. Her dog was very well trained too
although fancied eating the rock and rubble and an occasional freak