Arrival in Kyoto
Trip Start Jul 28, 2007
71Trip End Aug 30, 2008
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Re-visiting Fushimi-Inari Shrine (the fox shrine) is a great pleasure, and really fun to walk through the thousands of torii. The Gold temple, as well as Sanjusangendo are also nice to see again.
New temples for Fiona and Sebastian include Chion-in, with its massive gate, as well as the bright orange Heian Shrine. The philosopher's walk also took us down to peaceful Honen-in temple.
In Kyoto, everyone had a chance to enjoy some karaoke, shopping, Geisha and Maiko-chasing (paparazzi style), as well as a touristy sampling of various Japanese art forms, including fascinating gagaku dance (old court dancing). Tasty eats were also to be had, including more sushi and various Japanese cocktails tried for the first time!