Wow, I'm trying to make this post since one week now and finally today my bad internet connection allowed me to upload the last pics (-.-;)
However. Today I want to talk about sunday. We went to Arashiyama. It's a little bit far, we had to go by train but it is truly worth a visit!
But first, we started the day with japanese style breakfast!! :D
This was my awesome breakfast consisting of fried salmon, pickles (top left), Hiyayakko (tofu with soy sauce, top right), tamago yaki (center), miso soup (right) and rice (left).
It was sooo delicious and the best thing about it: It was super filling without actually being filling XD That means, after I had walked for half the day and it was afternoon, I felt a bit hungry but still was not very hungry and felt energetic with only this breakfast! Japanese food is best.
Caro had an awesome vegetarian breakfast
So afterwards we went to Arashiyama. Near the small station there is a large river and a stone-beach.
We crossed a bridge and walked through a nice shopping street to make our way to Tenryuji (Tenryu-temple).
Fortunately, the weather was great.
Then we entered the Tenryuji-garden.
|A beautiful lake within the temple's garden.|
The garden was so beautiful. A lot of green trees and moss and little rivers etc.
A flower in the temple's garden
A little river. A little bit too pefect to look natural XD
After we had walked through the temple area and watched the ancient parts of the temple, we went on to see the famous "Chikurin no michi" (Bamboo path).
There is a little wood consisting only of bamboo.
Me and Caro in the bamboo forest :3
And once again. This view of the wood is very famous and often seen on photographs or post cards.
Afterwards we strolled a bit through the little lonely villages around Arashiyama, we visited a beautiful shop were stuff made of bamboo were sold, like beautiful tea cups, knives, forks and spoons, fans etc. I bought an souvenir for my mom and me^^
A random pagoda somewhere in Arashiyama.
It doesn't seem so long but we really walked a lot and so we returned to the more populated area and went to a café. I wanted to eat such a typical Kyoto-dessert and I got one^^
Wagashi - "japanese sweets": Ice cream with Anko, chestnut, mochi balls, cream and a Kyoto-typical black soft jelly-thing which name forgot;_;
The interior of the café.
The day wasn't over yet and we went to another part of Kyoto to see the Imperial Palace.
We didn't really know where we were because it took us some time to find an entry. Now I think we were at some very end/backside of the palace.
However it was impressive.
When we arrived back at Kyoto station, it was already late and we searched for some dinner.
We found a fancy restaurant in a mall which was called a "Udon-restaurant" but somehow the noodles looked and tasted reather like Ramen. though the soups were Udon-soup and 'Udon' was written everywhere XDD However, it was good.
|I had some Kyoto-style "Udon".|
Caro had Kitsune Ramen. Pardon, Udon. But really, doesn't the noodles look nothing like udon? (O.O;)
We went back to our Ryokan and Caro tried a new ice cream-type. 'Sakura'.
It tasted quite good.
Part of what I bought that day. Beautiful Kyoto-hair accessory.
I'm off to sport now. Lately I have so less time for sports..today is the first time after two weeks or something (-.-;) However~