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... then began throwing the packets into the crowd, and for the first time ever in Japan I was jostled and pushed around as the crowd were seized by some kind of madness and tried with all their might to catch these packets. There were people pushing into my back like a mosh pit, and people scrabbling on the ground and snatching at each other to get the packets. Some men almost came to fisticuffs! I was completely confused by the whole thing, and by the abrupt change ...
... and of course minus the hordes of people it looks stunning, however we weren’t too impressed with it once we actually got there. Don’t get me wrong it is nice, it’s quite scenic in parts but the impressiveness is sort of taken away when there are hundreds of people milling around and even taxi’s driving through! I sort of expected the bamboo forest to be more densely populated with bamboo as well, it was a bit of a let-down but at least we ...
... they are so friendly and beautiful.
You can pet them and feed them for hour and not grow tired of this. So we did. It was awesome and one of the best experiences on this trip.
We then had dinner in Nara and headed back to Kyoto for some 7/11 shopping.
Tomorrow we are off to ...
... north through the famous Gion district of Kyoto. Here we could see plenty of traditional Japanese houses and passed by a couple more temples, shrines, pagodas and gardens... It is just incredible how many of these kind of buildings are here. It really felt like we were walking through Kyoto in the 1600s trying to not cause any anger with the local samurai. We left the Gion district through another temple while the sun was setting and bathing ...
... was leaving, way for me to stay alert, right in front of me I saw Rickshaws and thought I should get a picture, not noticing the Bride and Groom in front of me in a Rickshaw in full Japanese regalia being pulled into the Palace. I was not quick enough to get my camera out.
At this point my feet were dying, so I decided to take the bus back to Kyoto Station, trying to get as many photos from the window on the way as I could. I knew that there was a ...