Tag Archives: Japan

Strolling down Gion, the famous geisha district in Kyoto.

Train ride to Kyoto from Osaka, Japan

Took a train from Osaka and then a bus from Kyoto Station. Its kinda interesting what the mind remembers. In this case, I vividly recall falling asleep on the bus and woke up to find the bus fare I was holding in my hands missing.

Lesson learnt, always keep your bus fare in your pockets.

Anyway, we were at Kyoto in the day to check out Kinkaku-ji and only arrived at Gion in the evening when the sky was already dark.

Gion, Kyoto, Japan

Gion, Kyoto, Japan

A peek into the streets of Gion. We strolled down very briefly and found it to be filled with rather high end restaurants.

Gion, Kyoto, Japan

A few thousand origami paper cranes containing the wishes and blessings of those who left it there.

Paper cranes at a temple in Gion, Kyoto, Japan

Thinking back, our trip to Japan was really too short and we only managed to spend a couple of hours in Kyoto itself excluding the traveling time from Osaka.

We’ll be back Japan! XOXO.

Snapshots of Japan

Procrastination is a scary thing. I had 24 hours to complete my post for today. Now I have about 3.5 hours. I had been scrolling through my photos trying to find something to write about today but nothing seems to be what I’m looking for.

So for the sake of sticking to my 30 days challenge, writing even when I’ve no inspiration (well practice makes perfect), here goes, snapshots of Japan. Photos I had previously edited using some random app on my iPhone to be uploaded to Facebook. Hahahaha.

Braving the cold with our luggage in tow to check out the Marble beach. I wonder what purpose do those cement structures serve.

Marble Beach at Osaka, Japan

Pretty manhole cover at Osaka. The manholes in each city has a different representation.

Manhole cover at Nara, Japan

Kinkakuji, The Golden Pavilion at Kyoto where we could see snow falling from the sky but disappearing once it touches the ground.

Kinkakuji Temple, Gold Pavillion at Kyoto, Japan

Took a ride on Santa Maria cause LF thought it looked like the ship from One Piece. Hurhur.

Santa Maria, the sightseeing boat at Santa Maria, Osaka, Japan

Kobe Tower at, well, Kobe.

Kobe Tower, Kobe, Japan

The famous deers at Nara. Looking at this photo actually sparked off an idea for a post which I shall leave for tomorrow.

Nara deer, Japan

So when I finally start blogging about Japan, these will be the places that I’ll be covering. Hahahaha.

Concluding my half hearted post for day 3. Over and out.