Japan’17 – day 7.5

I knew that something was not adding up. I have missed a whole day in Kyoto! On our second day in Kyoto we decided to climb a mountain and visit Shogunzuka Mound. Let’s just say that it’s absolutely gorgeous up there. Once back down we strolled around as usual, aimlessly. In a lot of big restaurants…

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Kiyomizu-dera.

Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period (…) in 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu means clear water,…

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An Izakaya.

After an absolutely unique experience at Camellia we were led by Atsuko to another wonderful experience, that we had tried to do before, on our own, but couldn’t. Simply, we don’t understand Japanese, and you need to at least understand somewhat what you have on the menu. An Izakaya is a tavern-like establishment, a place…

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kyoto’s streets.

And here we are once again with Japan pics, finally! These are just a few pics of the streets in Kyoto. This day we went to the aquarium in the morning. Salamanders there were not your normal salamander. These are giant Japanese salamanders that can grow up to two meters in length. They’re huge. And…

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