Kyoto Kiyomizu Hanakyoka
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West of Kyoto all day today. Got an all day pass on the Randen Train line, one of the many smaller private train companies that operate in Japan. This may be the smallest though, each train is only one car and by midday we had ridden every mile of track in the company. Our first stop was Egamura, a film studio where you can wander through sets used in tv shows of ...
... for a bit, explored a bamboo forest and took some photos in the torii tunnels during rare moments when there were no people in sight.
Later, we took a train back to the city and while searching for lunch, found an Indian restaurant, a pretty rare thing in Japan. After lunch we took a bus to one the most ...
... and take photos wherever you need to, and it is a very pleasant mountain walk.
One of the main reasons for coming back to this shrine was the mountain ice cream. Charlotte and I climbed the mountain in 2011, and near the summit is a shop which stocks foods, drinks and soft serve ice cream, and according to Charlotte, although it might be just selective euphoric memory from a previous holiday, she says it was the best ice cream she's ...
... eat spaghetti like noodles, it is quite funny to watch them eat it. The meal was quite cheap too. It reminded me of a Frankie & Bennys's type place at home.
Observations - the bus around Kyoto is great and we are certainly more familiar with it now. Mark is great at map reading, I fail badly but I'm much better at spotting signs and noticing landmarks, a great team!
Kyoto's smell is incense burning, as it is present in a lot of the temples.
... the most impressive building I've seen so far, it's not just painted gold, it's actually covered in gold leaf. Unsurprisingly you weren't allowed anywhere near it. Unfortunately it was not the original as that got burnt down in the 50s by a disgruntled monk then rebuilt a few years later. Regardless, its still a very impressive sight, very serene.
After leaving there i decided to try walking to the my next destination... in the boiling ...