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Shijōdōri

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  • Day92

    Kyōto, Tag 2

    August 22, 2017 in Japan

    Heute haben wir die Stadt erlebt und geschmeckt. Zuerst ging es durchs Szeneviertel Gion zum Chion-in Tempel. Anschließend zum schlendern und schlemmen auf den Nishiki Market. Gegessen haben wir, was lecker aussah. Man muss ja nicht immer wissen, was drin ist;-)
    Zum Abschluss noch ein kurzer Besuch bei der Burg Nijo. Wunderschöne Stadt, aber die Luftfeuchtigkeit macht uns bei über 30 Grad schon zu schaffen...Read more

  • Day8

    Shinshū Honbyō

    March 28 in Japan

    Bei genauerer Betrachtung der Broschüre des Shōsei-en Garten stellte heraus, das dieser zu einer großen Tempelanlage zugehörig ist. Da dieses nicht weit entfernt lag, wurde sie als nächstes Ziel unserer Tour festgelegt.
    Beim Ankommen an der Anlage waren wir erstmal beide sprachlos. Vor uns lag nämlich ein riesiges Tor. Und hinter diesem ein noch viel riesigerer Tempel.
    Übersetzt in Tourist: Ein Panorama Foto war nötig, um den gesamten Tempel zu fotografieren.
    Dieser buddhistische Tempel gilt als architektonisches Meisterwerk in Japan und wurde seitdem er errichtet wurde schon mehrfach restauriert, nur um der Welt erhalten zu bleiben.
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  • Day19

    Kyoto-Downtown area

    October 20 in Japan

    Today was spent in the downtown area of Kyoto, very close to where our apartment is. We went to see Nijo Castle, a very short walk away before heading off to the International Manga Museum. It was a day full of contrasts- we were taken back in time in the surrounds of Nijo Castle and brought back to modern day at the Manga Museum.

    The castle was impressive and very ornate but I was more impressed by the gardens surrounding the castle. Despite the early arrival there were many large groups already there, all vying for the opportunity to see inside the castle. We managed to walk inside the castle, and it was beautiful (again no photographs allowed) in Mik's and my opinion, but the kids have really had castle overload. So a quick walk around before heading off to the Manga Museum.

    Photography was not inside the Museum, and understandably so, for the protection of copyright of the artists. Some of the Japanese were dressed in cosplay and made for interesting viewing. The Manga Museum was on Isobel's must do list, but we all enjoyed it. Isobel and Addy both had an anime portrait drawn of them, with the artist completing both if them in such a short amount of time.

    Afterwards was lots of shopping along the Teramachi Dori, admiring the local handcrafts and finding all of the beautiful craft shops for me. Our luggage is increasing every day with all of the souvenirs/gifts the kids want, but it's very hard to resist some of the lovely things on offer!
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  • Day20

    Kyoto

    October 21 in Japan

    Kyoto at its finest today! We were at the famous Kinkajuji Temple today, followed by Ginkakuji Temple and a walk along the serene Philosophers Path.

    The two temples we visited today are touted as Kyoto's best tourist attractions (along with the Kiyomizu Temple-will post about that later!). I still marvelled at the beauty of Kinkajugi (2nd visit) as we entered the temple grounds, it is quite breathtaking to see it immediately upon arrival. However I preferred walking around Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion-not covered in silver though). Mik and the kids all preferred Ginkajuji as well.

    Given that they are massive tourist attractions we still managed to find some quiet places, albeit very briefly!

    A lovely day today, enjoying the cultural offerings of Kyoto. More photos to come....all these ones are Kinkajugi.
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  • Day21

    Kyoto-Kiyomizu Dera temple

    October 22 in Japan

    Kiyomizu Dera temple was as just as the guide books say-stunning and magnificent. We got here early to avoid the crowds and for the most part it was fairly quiet up until about mid morning. The great hall is under some reconstruction work so we didn't get to walk through that area fully, but the rest of the temple and grounds was just as wonderful.

    All of us, except Sam, had a drink from one of the 3 streams of blessed water. I had remembered reading about what each one represented, but it didn't come to me until I heard the English speaking guide telling his tour group that each one represented longevity, love and wisdom (left to right). Isobel and I had unknowingly chosen longevity (me) and love (Isobel). Mik chose longevity as well, and Addy wisdom. That was done after they knew which each stream meant!

    The girls also lit some incense, which I'm sure would make my mother very proud!

    Another amazing attraction that Kyoto has to offer!
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  • Day18

    Kyoto

    October 19 in Japan

    We have finally come to Kyoto! I love this part of Japan! We arrived at Kyoto station to a flurry of activity on our platform, and wondering what was causing all the excitement. We soon realised that the very rarely seen "Dr Yellow" Shinkansen was on the tracks! With Google on our side we discovered that this train does a lot of track testing and monitoring of the train systems and apparently it's quite a special moment to see it!

    The late arrival to our accommodation meant only a short stroll around the Gion area for dinner. No geisha to be seen this time around, though we weren't on the lookout either. For a Friday night this area seemed to be unusually quiet, or we just happened to skip the more populated areas. Not many photos as we had already seen Gion (and geisha!) the last time we visited Kyoto. Happy to have had a quiet evening and recharge 😊
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  • Day21

    Another festival we got to see! Whilst we hadn't planned on this we were fortunate to attend another one of Japan'd many festivals. The procession for this festival ended at Heian shrine, another impressive site. Sam and Addy were not overly keen to watch the long procession-the lure of the playground was too strong. With that being the case we watched half of the festival before enjoying a quiet dinner at sushi train restaurant Chijiro (kids request!)Read more

  • Day42

    Kyoto and surrounding area

    October 10, 2014 in Japan

    The last 3 days in Kyoto had been really great. We've done quite a bit of biking around the city, and saw many shrines and temples. The best was the Inari shrine with the numerous red gates. At this point I am a little "templed-out", probably wont bother to see more in Osaka. Oh yea and the 100 yen ( about $1) sushi was really fun. Super automated and fast! And thanks everyone for leaving comments on my postings! They have been fun to read!!Read more

  • Day6

    Streetfood in Japan

    April 10 in Japan

    In Japan ist der Himmel des Streetfood. Während wir in vielen anderen Ländern Probleme hatten, schnell und günstig zu essen, ohne auf Burger zurückgreifen zu müssen, sind hier die Straßenränder gepflastert mit Snackständen - vor allem auf den Wegen zu Tempeln und Schreinen, aber natürlich auch auf Märkten wie dem Nishiki Markt in Kyoto. Will man sich setzen, ist das auch kein Problem. Oft gibt es Sitzgelegenheiten oder man geht in eine Nudelsuppen Bar, wo man seine Soba (Buchweizennudeln) oder Udon (Weizennudeln) schlürfen kann.
    Wie erwartet sind Meeresfrüchte, besonders Oktopus, allgegenwärtig. Die Japaner essen aber auch viel Schweine- und Rindfleisch, auch Wachtel- oder Spatzspieße werden angeboten. Man muss sich auf jeden Fall darauf gefasst machen, dass im Essen Fisch und Fleisch gleichzeitig vorkommen, z.B. habe ich heute Okonomiyaki, japanische Pfannkuchen, mit Schweinefleisch und Oktopus bekommen. Besonders lecker sind die fermentierten und eingelegten Gemüse. Sehr praktisch: eingelegte Salatgurke am Stil (Foto wird nachgereicht).
    Allgegenwärtig ist natürlich Matcha, der grüne Tee. Es gibt ihn pur mit Süßigkeit als Beilage und er wird zu allem Möglichen verarbeitet, von Eiscreme bis zur Nudel.
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Shijōdōri, Shijodori

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