Japan 2017 Day 3 – Kyoto

31st March 2017

It wasn’t a good day because it was raining throughout the day 😦 But the itinerary must continue because it’s the last day in Kyoto! Off to Arashiyama bamboo grove early in the morning~
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It’s supposedly a nice place, but the photos did not turn out great because of the gloomy weather… No blue sky and also no time to adjust aperture and etc. Can only shoot and go to reduce the camera’s exposure to the rain!
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House of wishes!

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Lots and lots of wishes from people all over the world (:

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A quick shot in the rain!

The other part of the bamboo grove looks nicer, but still don’t turn out as nice as photos I see online 😦
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Loving my Canon EOS M10’s selfie function! 😀
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The train track reminds me of Taiwan 十分 somehow 😅
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Off to the next destination – Nijo Castle! It was still raining but luckily it’s the drizzle kind~

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So cute, the road work barricade!

Walked a longggg way to get to this castle, just to save on transport fee! 😂 But in the end the exterior doesn’t look “impressive” enough so I did not pay to go in. Only took some pictures from outside~
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Mickey & Minnie spotted!

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Cute sotong prints in tunnel!

Next destination – Kinkakuji was a must-go for me even though it requires entrance fee as well! But it’s too pretty to miss!

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Cute entry ticket!

So this is the reason for my visit – the golden temple covered with gold leaf! That’s also what Kinkakuji means to – 金閣寺! They also have a Ginkakuji which is the silver version, but it’s not in my itinerary cause the gold one looks much nicer! 😀
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A very nice angmoh offered to take a picture and even stopped the crowd for me! 😂 Cause people kept walking past and it was really tough taking a proper shot~
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Another temple but not as pretty or grand-looking~
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还是 Kinkakuji 最美! 😍
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Walked one round but actually there’s nothing much to see except that golden temple~ And a mini waterfall 😅
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Saw people discussing about this mini pagoda at the back, linking it with 白蛇传~ Wah got so chim meh. Never thought/notice much about all these “stones“. 😅
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Chanced upon another golden temple when leaving! So grand! So nice! Kinkakuji is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Kyoto 😊
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Trying the authentic Gindaco takoyaki!!! It’s weird that I hardly eat this in Singapore but I love it in Japan! 😋 Such comfort food~
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Takeaway because the place happened to be closing early on this day >.<

Back to the apartment early to pack and rest! Had a belated birthday celebration with Kumakuma because I really didn’t feel like it was my birthday the previous day! 😅 Cause no cake so no birthday feel~
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Favourite mille crepe with my favourite 🐻!


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