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Ginkaku-Ji 銀閣寺, Kyoto, Japan


I imagined Ginkaku-ji to be a lot bigger when I read about it on the tour book.  It is in fact a garden with small shrines inside, not big but very nice landscape.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The colours in the garden is just incredible.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Philosopher’s Walk 哲学の道, Kyoto, Japan


It was very relaxing along the Philosopher’s Walk and there weren’t many people (cannot possibly imagine how crowded it would be during fall leaves & cherry blossom seasons).OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Cats in this neighbourhood are very well fed.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe went passed this small cafe on the way to Philosopher’s Walk. It is run by an aged Japanese couple.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yummy sandwiches and cake!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Nanzen-ji 南禅寺, Kyoto, Japan


We started from Nanzen-ji 南禅寺 and from there over to Philosopher’s Walk 哲学の道 and ended at Ginkaku-ji 銀閣寺.  It was a long yet enjoyable walk.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The main gate of Nanzen-ji.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA There are plenty of maple trees surrounding the temple.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



 

京懐石 美濃吉, Kyoto, Japan


Since I don’t know where we would be around dinner hours, I didn’t bother making restaurant reservations.  Restaurants at the department stores are usually a safe bet especially when with kids.

This restaurant is situated on the top floor of 0101 Kyoto.  Apart from Kaiseki sets, there are other dishes that the kids could have.

It was a delicious meal overall, generous portion as well.

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Grilled Wagyu and Unagi sets were nicely cooked too.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shirakawa 白川, Gion, Kyoto, Japan


This was our 2nd time at Gion, our last visit was during cherry blossom season and it was so beautiful.  This time round the fall leaves are not quite here yet but it was still a lovely walk in the Shirakawa neighbourhood.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA IMG_0032 IMG_0025 From Shirakawa we walked over to get a glimpse of Kamogawa river.  It would be nice to take a stroll along the river…on our next visit maybe.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA