mandag den 26. juli 2010

Japan Tripping - Kyoto, days ???

Next up was Kyoto for 4 days. We had planned to be there while the Gion matsuri was nearing its peak and the parade and I am very happy we did so. Also, I finally lost my sense of dates and days.

The first night we went to an evening dancing show at the Yasaka Shrine and went down to the stalls a kilometer from there. It was so much fun and packed with people. It took an hour or so walking 500 meters because the masses slowed you down. It was fantastic and I was so happy haha. It was like taken out of a manga <3 onblur="try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}" href="">

The parade was kind of boring, though. Compleatly anti-climax.

We also went to the Manga Museum. It was great! We also went to the special exhibition. I learned quite a bit, which I thought impossible. You wasn't allowed to take pictures indoors because of copyright which sucked, but oh well, I had a sweet time nevertheless. I touched the very first edition of the first Inuyasha ! Dream. come. true. And I didn't even know I wanted to do that.

Kyoto st. was sick. Architecturally speaking. It was very sci-fi.

We went to the Fushimi Inari Shrine a little outside of Kyoto. It was really great. It was way better than I would have believed it to be! Ultimate gateway experience. It was like hundreds and hundres of meters of those gates spread up the whole mountain. We only walked 2 km up the mountainside though, because we weren't prepared for that, haha.
It was reallt fun walking fast or running - it felt like being in a rollercoaster. Sort of anyway.

Did anyone say big pearls?

Of course we also went on a all-day tour of Kyotos largest attractions. We went to Kingakuji (SO pretty in the snow), Kiyumizudera and Nijo Castle. The last one was the only thing I hadn't seen before and I really liked it. It features a lot of whole lot of nightingale floors (they sing like nightingales when you walk on them, built to prevent intruders entering the inner chambers) and they were so fun!

We also took a day of. Being on vacation is pretty hard. It was very nice to be well rested and stay indoors for the warmest hours.


3 kommentarer:

  1. .......Ok ok I admit, jeg er misundelig ;_;
    Rigtig meget. Aaarhg hahaha. Det hele lyder så
    spændende, er glad for at se, at du får oplevet
    en masse ♥ Elsker de der Inari-faces, haha!
    Og jeg elsker din fars pose ved Fushimi Inari
    Shrine. Iiih. Jeg glæder mig til at modtage dig
    d. 1.! Og så skal der nørdes cosplays og varmes
    op med Kimi ni Todoke manga/anime ♥ (håber godt
    nok de der wigs kunne komme ind gennem
    brevsprækken... ^^').....

    I DISNEYLAND!! ♥ ♥ Say hi from me!

  2. hvor er der flot mand. jeg ville bare tage sygt mange wannabe kunst billeder af det sted. shit.

    luv u

  3. Woaah, so much cool stuff. Especially the manga museum!

    The shrine looks soooo beautiful!!