15 August: I realized I hadn't posted any torii gates yet and that's just unacceptable. This is not too far from where I'm staying by my standards but Kyoto is one of those beautiful places where there are shrines just everywhere, even in the middle of commercialized streets. It's a very cool engrained uncultural thing that I love about this place. -
Last year when I was collecting my daily ema's I remember that one day I started crying on my way back to the hostel because all the shrines I went to either didn't have ema's or told me they didn't want me taking them with me. Then I walked right past a big shrine basically built into the downtown area of Kyoto and I was so happy a paid double for the thing as a donation to the shrine. I love Kyoto.
Today I had my first DDR fun times in Japan and did other arcade game wonders, like a realistic train simulator. Weee!
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