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Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Quite impressive and should rank high on the shortest of lists while visiting Kyoto.
Nishin Soba At Honke Owariya

Nishin Soba at Honke Owariya

Honke Owariya has been in business since 1465. It was originally opened as a confection shop but over time started with more offerings.
Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Forest

The colors of the forest during my afternoon visit brought a cooling, calming quality to the stroll.
Kinkaku Temple

Kinkaku Temple

A moment of zen brought to me by the beautiful Golden Temple in Kyoto.
Tenryu Temple

Tenryu Temple

Had a peaceful walk through the gardens and complex of Tenryu Temple. It is right next to the very popular bamboo forest as well.
Vending Machine Momento

Vending Machine Momento

Still not totally sure what I came away with. I think my new key chain is a famous wrestler(?).
Ramen Sen No Kaze

Ramen Sen No Kaze

The dinner set came with a bowl of spicy ramen, pork gyoza, cabbage slaw and a carafe of sake.
Eating Up Nishiki Market

Eating up Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market has lots of edible things to enjoy: oysters, local pickles, candied, dried shellfish.
Sanjūsangen-dō

Sanjūsangen-dō

What makes the dedication of this temple so special is the one thousand gold plated, cypress statues of The Thousand Armed Kanoon's likeness inside.
Pulling In To Kyoto

Pulling in to Kyoto

I rode the Shinkansen speed train from Tokyo station to Kyoto station. The trip was a blur but beautiful and so happy I made it finally to Kyoto.
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