I’m in Japan!!! Wow, yesterday was crazy!!! we traveled from Seoul to Tokyo and then we got on the train to central Tokyo, so we could then catch a train to Kyoto. Everything would have gone smoothly it it wasn’t for the heavy luggage we were lagging with us. But it all worked out quite well, and we arrived at Kyoto around 10 p.m.. Needless to say that we were totally beat!
Today we had an early morning, and at 7 a.m. we were already waiting for the breakfast to open. Speaking of which, wow, amazing! Starting the day with Miso Soup and beef stew was something that I didn’t even consider until today.
We had a day tour booked, so it started with a trip to Nijō Castle. The tours are controlled to the minute… This castle is amazing, the interior panels are so gorgeous, unfortunately, we couldn’t take pictures on the inside.
Then, Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, which is a Zen Buddhist temple, and home to the Golden Pavilion. This is so gorgeous.
Before lunch, we went to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, but no photos allowed 😉 .
And then we ate, and oh my… it was so freaking amazing! I don’t even know exactly what it was, but it was divine.
Temples were in the afternoon route. Heian Jingu Shrine, a Shinto Shrine; Sanjūsangen-dō is a Buddhist temple,known as “Rengeō-in” or Hall of the Lotus King; and Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, an independent Buddhist temple.
This was my first day, tomorrow we’ll be heading to Osaka for the day 🙂 and I can’t wait.
25 thoughts on “Wandering About: Kyoto 2015”
It looks beautiful… Keep having fun 🙂
It’s looks like such a beautiful and interesting place! Looks like you’re having lots of fun 😀
It is super beautiful! 😉
Wow! So beautiful! Have fun!
I saw matcha green tea in one of the photos haha! Have fun. I love Japan and I have many Japanese friends and they are the sweetest!
You probably did! I’m kind of completou obsessed with marcha Green tea right now 😀
You’re so lucky to be able to go to Japan! I love the country and I can actually read/write the language a little but I’ve never been there 😔
Oh, i wish o could read and write… The characters are so beautiful… =/
This is so amazing! I love those traditional kimonos. Have loads of fun while we enjoy this mini tour! 🙂
😀 thank u 😀
Ah! All these places look gorgeous! It sounds like you are really enjoying yourself! Loved this post, thank you for sharing, Cristina 💗
Kyoto is so beautiful 🙂 i’m loving it 😉
YOURE SO LUCKYY OMGG ITS Y DREAMM ENJOY LOVE <3-Trang
I’m so jealous of your travels and pictures! Stay safe and hope you have tons of fun!
Oh, thank u 🙂
Awesome, now I want to travel to Japan as well! It looks amazing! Enjoy the rest of your trip 🙂
It is gorgeous so far… 😉
OMG I’m so jealous! I hope you enjoy Osaka! The atmosphere there is insane!
YES!!! Osaka was totally insane and i loved it 😀
I love your pictures Christina! I want to “like” every time you post something up on instagram but time differences suck. Did you get a chance to wear Kimono? 🙂
😀 nop, I hardly had time to see things… I wanted to go to a tea ceremony as well, but time… =(