My Sony in Kyoto

In the recent posts I only added photos that I took with my Nikon but in this one I will show you all kinds of photos that I just quickly took with my Sony pocket cam. Mostly photos of food we ate and so on ! I hope you like them and don’t become too hungry while watching the photos !

This is us leaving to the trip in the evening.
Ready for our trip to Kyoto !Ready for our trip to Kyoto !
I look so horrible in that photo !

The first and second High way stops we got off to stretch our legs, Very interesting places those highway stops !
Highway stop Tokyo-KyotoHighway stop Tokyo-Kyoto
Finally arrived to Kyoto at 5.30am
Arrived to Kyoto station

Our breakfast/lunch that morning
Japanese SaladBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグNormal morning set in Japan cafeBreakfast hotdog 朝食のホットドッグ
I had the Hotdog morning set and my girl had a normal bacon morning set ! found that small cafe by accident and it was sooo delicious !

I ate way too much of Macha icecream (green tea) in Kyoto ! I’m in love with it !
Green tea icecream 抹茶ソフト
While I was having my ice cream my girl was eating this delicious dish called Zenzai!
ぜんざい

Someday I want to try one of these over sized plates
Restaurant where everything is big

Had quite normal dinner as well since we were both tired after the first day and too bored to start searching a better restaurant.
Mix grill set (in Kyoto)Mix grill set (in Kyoto)

Here it is ! our room at the Ryokan we stayed at! We were there two nights, it was not bad at all considering it’s price which was about 6000yen a night and it had a goodish onsen downstairs and very close to the Kyoto station (about 3 min walk) ps. Sorry that it is quite messy ! was too lazy to clean for a quick photo.
Ryokan Kyoto 京都の旅館
Ryokan Kyoto 京都の旅館
This Fanta looked good at the store but when I tried it I was so disappointed
Delicious fanta.. NOT

Normal Morning McDonald meal (morning set)
Morning set at mcdonnalds

After the first Temple of the day I ate one of the best icecreams ever ! mixed with many Japanese flavors including Macha(green tea),Maron,other tea and vanilla.
Icecream mix , 四種のミックスソフト

Had a delicious late lunch the second day !
udon うどん湯葉丼抹茶パフェ Macha icecream抹茶パフェ Macha icecream抹茶パフェ Macha icecream
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Delicious it made me cry !

Quick hot dog at Kyoto station the third day
Hotdog at Kyoto stationHotdog at Kyoto station

My breakfast after climbing the fushimi inari shrine mountain
breakfast toast

Our dinner before the buss back to Tokyo at Kyoto station
Spaghetti スパゲッティSpaghetti スパゲッティ

Delicious icecream ! no idea where I ate it tho, Macha flavor of course
Green tea icecream 抹茶ソフト

My girls Takoyaki (octopus balls)
たこ焼き takoyakiたこ焼き takoyaki
(my cola)

and some of the souvenirs we bought at kyoto.
Souvenirs from KyotoSouvenirs from Kyoto

More to come…

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Second day in the breathtaking Kyoto

Let the story of my second day in Kyoto start (since I finally got the photos of that day to my flickr).

The Visiting order for this day was the following:

1st. Ginkakuji (The Silver temple)
2nd. Heian Shrine (Huge Torii)
3rd. Nijojo Castle
4th. Tenryuji Temple
5th. Bamboo forest
6th. Togetsukyo (famous bridge)
7th. Kyoto Station area

You might think that we did not visit as many places as the first day but that is because the distances with the local buss took hours sadly. For me the main thing this day was that Bamboo forest ! Since few years ago I had a photo of a bamboo forest as my wallpaper and when I visited there I knew that the photo was taken there. I could not get any good photos taken there since I was kinda in a Shock of the beauty of the Bamboo.

I’m now uploading photos of my sony to flickr which has photos of pretty much all things we ate and more mix photos ! I hope you all like em !

So let’s start with the pictures of the beautiful Ginkaku-ji (Silver temple), the famous counterpart of the Kinkaku-ji (golden temple). The Actual Ginkaku-ji is not silver so don’t be shocked when you go there, it is actually just normal wood. The plan was in place to make it in silver like the Ginkaku was made in Gold but Shogun who was ruling that time died and the faction that was going to build it ran out of money but they still kept the name.

銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple
My girlfriend taking photos of the beautiful temple.
銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple
As you can see, it is exactly the same as the Golden temple except this is not made of Gold.
Got a love these money things in Kyoto, they are pretty much everywhere and full of coins.(I tried and missed)
銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple
銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple
Students posing for photos at the Temple
銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple
The beautiful Autumn colors continued in this day as well.
銀閣寺 Ginkakuji temple

I wanted to Visit the “famous” Heian shrine because of the huge Torii they had, I’m not sure but I think it is one of the biggest in the world.
平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine
Isn’t it big !!
The main shrine was nice as well !
平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine
Students taking photos of the shrine as well!
平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine平安神宮 Heianjingu shrine

Close to this Shrine was the famous Nijojo Castle (not actually a castle the real castle burned down a long time ago). It is a interesting place to visit but to be honest I was not that impressed with it. I was more impressed of the famous Pride fighter I saw there called Yoshida Hidehiko (wikipedia link), nice guy had a smoke with him.
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Autumn colors in Nijojo were amazing as well !
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After Nijojo we took a long buss trip to the famous Tenryu-ji Temple. It’s mostly famous of its beautiful garden and a huge dragon painting like you saw the from the first day. One bad thing about this place was that it was expensive and you can not take photos of the dragon, we went in there to see it anyway and it was beautiful ! .. bought a small post card hah.
天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉
This is another dragon that they had there.
天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉
天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉

Now we get to my favorite part !! BAMBOOOO !! (I have a feeling that I was a Japanese Samurai panda in my last life ?)
Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道
Autumn colors and beautiful bamboo !
Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道Bamboo forrest! 竹林の道
We continued walking through the Bamboo forest and found our self in a park filled with autumn colors.
保津川 hozugawa river保津川 hozugawa river
After being lost for a while, my girlfriend realized that we were very close to a famous bridge that she wanted to see so we continued forward in the park until we found a river and walked to direction of the bridge.
保津川 hozugawa river保津川 hozugawa river保津川 hozugawa river
This is the bridge my girl wanted to see called Togetsukyo渡月橋 Togetsukyo bridge!
渡月橋 Togetsukyo bridge

After that we had dinner and walked around a bit and seeing the stores.
嵐山 Arashiyama shopping street
Geisha ?
保津川 hozugawa river Geisha
Got few nice evening photos as well !
嵐山 Arashiyama shopping street
天竜寺 Tenryuji temple 紅葉嵐山 Arashiyama shopping street

And we returned our Ryokan and shopped a bit around Kyoto station. I had to buy another memory card since my cards started to be a bit full at this point.

I will start uploading the photos from day three soonish but since I use a crappy Docomo internet it should take couple of days to upload them. but let’s hope it is fast.
I hope you all enjoyed my photos and visit my flickr to see much more beautiful photos from Kyoto and Tokyo.