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... been stunning in bright sunlight. At that particular moment however it was not sunny. It was very very very wet. And so we took quick photos under umbrellas and made our way through the gardens. For the afternoon we decided to visit the international Manga Museum. The museum was a cross between a museum and a library, and had thousands of different manga books, dating all the way back to the 1940's, as well as ...
... pairing with the surrounding gardens. Patrons aren’t allowed to enter the palace, so we continued to walk throughout the palace grounds.
Along the walk, we came across a number of shrines, some of which had little metal bowls for tossing coins. I think the though is, even if you miss with your coin, it still makes a pleasant ringing sound. We also passed a special rock chair that bestowed financial wealth on ...
Thursday: It was our first day out in Kyoto, and the weather was cool and overcast.
We walked east and found some beautiful old temples and streets, and a giant Buddha temple for the unknown soldier. We made our way back to Kyoto station, where we caught a train to Nara.
Nara Park is huge, with temples, deer and lots of people. Apparently, today is the day for the Japanese to visit their temples to ask for ...
... went on there was a stage with all kinds of performances going on including, geisha, ballet and fighting, then the drummers came out and started to chant 'FIRE, FIRE, FIRE'... at 6pm they set the whole Hill on fire, it can be seen for hundreds of miles!!! This is to burn the grass and purify the land ready for Spring! On return to Kyoto it was snowing! It was so cold I didn't know what to do with myself and we prayed not to wake up to a blanket of snow the ...
... day we went to Nijo Castle, where already we could see that the style of traditional Japanese buildings is very different to in Korea and China, which had been surprisingly similar to each other. The castle apparently has anti-ninja protection - when you walk along the corridors they squeek like nightingales. I'm not convnced that wasn't just an excuse for creaky floorboards though! We also went to Sanjusangendo Temple, where 1,001 ...
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