Here we are! Came back to Kyoto Station again for our last night visited Kyoto. We planned to meet a friend of mine who were in Japan to for their prewedding (they took their own photos!).
Kimono Forest accidentally found when we were wondering around Randen Asahiyama Station. We saw some glass pillars with pretty kimonos inside which leads us to rows of other 600pcs glass pillars.
The photo above taken before we went to the bamboo groove. We thought that it will be a lot prettier when the sky is getting darker. So we went here back from the bamboo groove.
Arrived at Arashiyama area around 4PM that day. Lights went on as the sky getting darker. I thought it was going to rain. It was crowded with many tourists as our expectation.
Arashiyama is located at the western outskirts of Kyoto. Arashiyama is popular for its bamboo groove walks where people will walk in the middle of tall bamboos that grows on both left and right side. It’s a popular place for taking photos while wearing yukata or kimono.
Hello! Greetings from the Golden Pavilion!
Kinkakuji, one of the most popular place to visit in Northern Kyoto. It is a zen temple that previously know as Rokuonji. It was a retirement villa Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, a shogun, before his death in 1408 then it converted into a zen temple.
Pontocho is a long dining alley where if you are lucky, you can see some maiko are heading to see their client. Pontocho is a place where you will forget that you lived in modern days. It’s so traditional and quiet.
Nishiki Market, a most popular market block in downtown Kyoto. Known as Kyoto’s Kitchen where people can find many Kyoto’s specialty foods, ingredients, souvenirs, even fresh seafood! Nishiki market is actually five block long shopping streets! I can’t imagine how long will people spend the time here.
But too bad, we weren’t know it closed by 6PM. We were late….
Even the shops closed, but the market street remain clean and dry. No smells along the market area, trashes were on the road side and tidy in a plastic bag. I hope someday my country can apply this kind of habit in the future. 🙂