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... region of Kyoto is why it was the capital city 400 years ago, as the mountains gave protection and some of the buildings date back hundreds of years. The streets are tiny, with shops selling all kinds of souvenirs on the hill walk up to the Kiyomizu Temple. Kyoto is also home to the Geisha Girls and we were fortunate to see 3 of them around the temple grounds. Shohei booked us a table for dinner, right on the river that runs ...
... pudding covered in a nest of sweet and bitter fibre drizzled beautifully. Notes: Golf- Japanese love golf but a round costs way over a hundred dollars. So there are many ranges of high netted areas over 10 stories high and about 50 x50 meters that locals use and very rarely go to an actual golf course. Marriages: it is considered very romantic to marry in a church, even though you may not be Christian, but are Buddhist or Shinto. Pringles and KitKat. These come in ...
... geisha and their old wooden ochaya and tea houses. Strolling down Hanamikoji, an historic and preserved area we have stepped back in time. To our joy and amazement we see a beautiful geisha in all her finery heading off to an appointment. She hurried along the street in such a calm manner although passers by were staring at her and camera flashes were going off like the paparazzi. I was spellbound. Later on that evening after a stroll and some ...
... the middle of the dance to further astound me.
We managed to catch two of the three finalists of the day, and I had to film it, so please do watch these amazing films, even though no one will ever confuse my filming skills to that of a steadycam.
We were, and still are, amazingly grateful to Kazumi for guiding us here, as we feel we would not have stumbled across this accidentally in a million years.
After that extravaganza we ambled around the festival area ...
... Line and ride that for another 2 stops to get off at Ueno (that's not actually a route, but the names are all the same). I'm a super analytical person. I need all the information before I can make a decision or act. However, in times of stress I can act on limited information as long as I know my next step. I do believe the saying that I don't need to see the entire staircase, only the first step. I can't memorize all the stops in between, however I can know the direction ...