Tiring but awesome day three is over!
woke up at 6:30 because of birds… here too lol! Let’s go to Kyoto!
We first went to a cafe where you can eat japanese breakfast. It really is a splendid cafe with a nice view on a garden. The food is also very good, ressembles a soup with rice and fish. I also tried wasabi… two glass of water later, I still had the strong taste in my mouth!
After breakfast, a little bit of wandering, searching for sales, and amazingly there was Kimono on sale! So I now officially have my own kimono! Around there, was a kind of car for a festival, in which women aren’t allowed for traditional reasons (but only in that specific car). Too bad, but we could at least get a sneak peek.
We then headed for the golden temple, which is made of pure gold. Pretty impresive to see! and the view was absolutely beautiful.
After the temple, it’s time for a shrine. The shrine in itself was very impressive, but the garden around was just breathtaking. Such a MAGNIFICANT japanese garden. Many pictures taken!
Then, we visited the manga museum. It was pretty fascinating to see how the drawing style had changed since 1945! There was a huge collection of about 200 000 or 300 000 mangas and it is possible to read any of them. Unfortunately they were almost all in japanese, but it’s a great opportunity when you know the language.
Then, we went to a restaurant (I guess you can call it this way) where you can eat and see how japanese sweets are made. They were the summer sweets but they look so nice and the way of making it is so delicate. And the best part is, there’s no fat at all in these sweets! Kind of healthy sweets, I could eat those everyday!
Finally, a little more shopping, bought some more stuff for family and friends. And for diner, some good old pizza!
And that’s it for day 3!
p.s. I found the weird toilets that you have to crouch yourself to use!!!!!