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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.

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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.

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Japan | 5/14 : Kimono Forest

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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.

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Japan | 5/14 : Arashiyama, Bamboo Groove

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Remember Tadao Ando? I went to Ibaraki to visit the Church of Light. This time, I went to visit Garden of Fine Art Kyoto. It is an open-air fine art museum that displays near-life sized reproductions of famous masterpieces on porcelain panels.

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Japan | 5/14 : Garden of Fine Arts Kyoto

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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.

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Japan | 5/14 : Kinkakuji, The Golden Pavilion

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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….

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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. 🙂

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Japan | 4/14 : Nishiki Market

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Go! Go! Curry happened to be around our next destination which is Pontocho. Mr.F recommended this place. He tried it a few times before and it’s popular with its pork katsu curry.
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Japan | 4/14 : Go! Go! Curry

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We got off from the bus right opposite of Yasaka Shrine that night. It was not so crowded as what I expected. It was 6PM but it looks like a very late night when we arrived there.

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A cute guy with a cute pose :p

There was a guy with a cute pose when we arrived at Yasaka Shrine gate. He took some snaps with the same pose and repeated it again because it was not like what he wanted. I could not get a clear gate photos because he was still there. :p

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Japan | 4/14 : Yasaka Shrine

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