Our day 3 can be summarized in a little less than 30,000 steps…in short, jam-packed! It was also the day when my travelmates got to meet my officemates who were on a different travel group then. Hello, Jekert.com ! ^_^
Finally were able to see the Fushimi Inari shrine, went inside the Kiyomezudera, stroll in the famous Philosopher’s path, went to Nanzenji and a quick stop at Eikando Temple.
We started our day pretty normal naman, mga past 8-am-ish and took the train from Shichijo station to Fushimi Inari station.
Fushimi Inari shrine is a no miss with this giant torii gate greeting tourists at the entrance.
Photo-op moment in the thousands of torii gate serving as hiking trail going to the mountain summit.
We had a quick takoyaki and doraemon’s red bean cake from the food stalls outside the Inari shrine.
From Inari station, we took the train to Demachiyanagi going to Kiyomizu-Gojo station.
It takes about 20min walk from the station to Kiyomizu-dera but with that kind of weather, who are we to get tired?
Even if we are tired, it doesn’t show…pwede rin naman kasing mapagod pero bawal magreklamo, lol! #harsh
And then Kiyomizu-dera temple at last! <3<3<3
Admission fee to Kiyomizu-dera is 400 yen.
Kiyomizu-dera temple is one of the famous temple in Kyoto and probably one with the most beautiful view of the city.
And we wouldn’t miss another photo op, of course!
We met my officemate friends and then another photo momentos! ^_^
After a few hours in Kiyomizu-dera, we strolled around the Higashiyama district, famous for Japan souvenir shops and restaurants.
…bought some snacks in one of the food stalls and had a quick view of the Hokanji pagoda.
…we then had a quick stop in the (best) Taiyaki shop ever before we ride the bus to the Nanzenjo/Eikando temples area.
Our next bus stop was at the station near the Philosopher’s path, we decided we needed to have a real lunch.
We had our lunch in a cozy little restaurant at the end of the Philosopher’s path trail.
The it was time to move and go back temple hopping again…
Our next stop was the Nanzenji temple. Given that the temples have entrance fees, we were torn between seeing Nanzenji before twilight or see the lighting illumination in Eikando temple. We choose Nanzenji instead and planned to visit Eikando afterwards. Admission fee was 500 Yen.
weird but I couldn’t find a picture of the temple *did I delete it?**** waaaaaaah!
After Nanzenji, we went to Eikando just to see the area with no admission fee (kurimaw moves!) My camera battery was already drained by then so I didn’t have much pictures anymore. weeeeeee!
We went back to Kyoto station to have our dinner before retiring for the night…
Day 3 – Itinerary
Thanks to Jek for being pretty much our tour guide on this day (‘coz I’m not really a bus person, I easily get confused with the bus numbers) ^_^
…will be working on my Arashiyama post hopefully by next weekend! ❤