Here comes Kyoto! One of the most touristic city in Japan because of it traditional feeling attached to it.
Curisouly the first time I visited it I didn’t like it but (keep your rocks in your hand don’t throw it to me yet I say but 😉 ) this year I fell in love for the first time with this place!
I could finally see the places I wanted to see (first time it was so hot that may explain why I didn’t find Kiymizu-dera Temple), eat delicious food and I even found the “shopping district”! I really question my old ability to find things… I confess I used to be bad at where’s Waldo.
I planned on staying 3 days and 2 nights in Kyoto, so I made a “to-do list” in my head:
– Kiyomizu-dera Temple: because in every manga I read this was the place to be, I’m easily influenced too 🙂
– Bamboo grove at Arashiyama becasue it’s so beautiful of course
– Monkey mountain: I learnt about it on Mitsu’s blog : Universal doll ( that I love reading)
– Gion to take pictures of geisha if I see one
– Fushimi Inari Shrine <3
I arrived in the morning at my youth hostel, Gion Q Beh, but it was a little early to have the room. This hostel is just in the center of Gion, in the southern of Higashiyama. It was very afforedable so I was surprise to sleep in such a beautiful place. There was even a big bath you can rent for free and which can fit 4 people (don’t ask me how, it’s a mystery 😉 )
I met a norvegian girl at the hostel, who was travelling alone too, and we decided to keep each other company (I talk a lot so it was more me talking but she is a good listenner = we had a great time exploring the city together) and so we visited some cool places after a good okonomiyaki for lunch 🙂
The day after we woke up pretty early to escape the crowded place full of tourists (in my head I’m never a annoying tourist) direction Kiyomizu-dera temple. We were right about getting there early (8~9am there) because 30mins after it it was crowded. I always wanted to see it and it was very peacefull … But my favorite part for the love stone, but like I said I sometime don’t have the sens of orientation so if I listen to it my love life will need a long time before being good … Thank you Love Stone <3
See you tomorrow for the rest of my kyotoite adventures 😀 It will be too long to do only one article ^^