So on arrival Yasuちゃん gets a map… takes one look at me, sighs and hands it to me
“Thank goodness you can read maps!”
Yes, that’s me, everyone’s designated ‘map reader’! I think if you left me in the middle of nowhere I would probably find my way home, a rare quality in a women, no?
The highlight of my day…
Ta daaaa… SWEET POTATO ICE CREAM was out of this world! I seriously think I actually drifted off to heaven for a minute.
While Yasuちゃん opted for the healthy option of Tofu! I wish I could eat it (I hate having food allergies!
She’s so good, I really should take a leaf out of her book and resist the temptation! でもね、むりだよ! Plus someone has to eat the sweets otherwise they’d go to waste, でしょう?
Tenryuji Temple is A World Heritage Site.
Even though is was bursting with crowds of people from all over
the world Japan, It was still so peaceful. Japanese Gardens really seem to have an affect on me… ever since I visited Kenrokuen, Kanazawa a few years ago.
If you don’t know what to do when you visit a Shrine or Temple…
Here’s a few words of advice:
Behave calmly and respectfully. After rinsing your hands with the purifying water (right hand first then left) throw a ‘5 yen’ coin into the offering box, followed by 2 claps and a bow. This shows your respect.
I found a wishing well… is it cheating if I threw in 2 coins for 2 wishes?
Yes, I’m eating again! And?
But this time it’s a healthy Japanese sweet…(if such a thing exists!)
Bamboo Forest…行きたっかたです！I was really over the moon, that I finally had the chance to visit one of the very first places I’d ever read about in Japan, long before I even thought about living in Japan.
Miyajima, Hiroshima is another place much like here that I’m dying to visit, although unfortunately I still have yet to set foot in those neck of the woods! But just like Sagano it’s only a matter of time.
I couldn’t have dreamed up a better way to spend 3 amazing days in KINKI LAND.