Fushimi Inari Shrine, I've been told, is always crowded. I suggest not heading there during Golden Week...like I did! I enjoyed my visit because two of our former Green Band students visited with me! The next day I walked around Kyoto again...with even bigger crowds!!! Since I'm a Disneyland pro - these crowds are nothing to me.
Along an evening walk in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, I enjoyed the juxtaposition of the Yasada Pagoda with a shadow of the Kyoto Tower in the background. I didn't have time to go up either structure, but it would have been enjoyable to do both.
Walking along the back roads between temple to temple and shrine to shrine, I looked up to see this crane atop one of the temple(or shrine) roofs. Too many temples to count now....still beautiful. And still allergic to nature. #😷#iwalkwithamask
Oh the food in Japan! It's readily available. Sushi is so fresh (California is by the ocean, why doesn't our fish ever taste this fresh?) the sushi place we went to had a choice of shoyu -Kanto or Kansai style (I liked the Kansai style better.) Swipe to see the matcha Mochi with anko handmade in Koyasan, a vegetarian dinner from Sekishoin, onigiri found at a subway station, and takoyaki and fruit sticks in Osaka! #ivegained15lbsin3days#howarejapanesepeoplesoskinnywhenfoodiseverywhere
One of the oldest cemeteries in the world and the largest cemeteries in Japan is called Okuno-in, and can be found in Koyasan, Japan. A visit at night is a must, could do without the possum hissing at us as I ran and screamed.
1. arrived in time to see a beautiful sunset 2. The view from above a few minutes before landing 3. Inflight Gluten Intolerant meal because no one needs me sick a mile up! 4. 我はフォスは共に フォスは我て共に Rogue One in flight entertainment, watched it in Japanese with Japanese subtitles...will be doing that on the flight back. Was greeted upon arrival by @__t27 and her mom and later we met the rest of the family. I enjoyed a delicious nigiri sushi dinner they provided from Costco that was fresher than anything we get stateside. I wish our Costco's had fresh good quality sushi!
We say a temporary farewell to our family friend @andylah42542 As he heads back Down Under. We all had good times here and watching all the Celebration fun from Orlando. Safe travels and May the Force Be With You, mate.
A castle in LA - apparently to bring to life a bunch of books. 😜 And my kids are crazy about these books a decade later. And as for me, one who has never read the books and falls asleep in while watching the movie, I completely enjoyed myself.