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 travel friends got to meet my office friends who were on a different travel group then. Hello, Jekert.com ! ^_^
Finally were able to see the Fushimi Inari shrine, went inside the Kiyomezudera, strolled at the famous Philosopher’s path, went to Nanzenji and Eikando Temple.
We started our day pretty normal, mga past 8-am-ish (hehe) and took the train from Shichijo station to Fushimi Inari station.
Fushimi Inari shrine is a no-miss-kind of tourist spot with its 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 didn’t miss our snack/break and had 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 wapakels because the weather is so good, we couldn’t complain.
…and even if we were tired, it didn’t show in the pictures, hahaha!…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 from one of the food stalls (again) and had a good view of the Hokanji pagoda on the way.
…we stopped by the (best) Taiyaki shop (ever!) before we ride the bus to the Nanzenjo/Eikando temples area…we didn’t intend to but we had to do a quick bio-break…we are user-friendly like that, hehehe! and happy we did because that taiyaki was soooo goood!!!
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! ❤