so upon exiting the garden, we found ourselves at the famous bamboo grove of Arashiyama!

this is another popular landmark of Kyoto other than Kinkakuji. Although I personally prefer Ginkakuji over Kinkakuji. I loved the bamboo grove though. and I felt it is really a must visit if you have at least 2 days in Kyoto. it isn’t number 1 on my list but it is more than just one-visit worthy.

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somebody please tell me what they say hhahahaa.

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super pretty =3. it felt really peaceful here. and after a while, the rain stopped. thank goodness.

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and the gloomy skies got brighter.

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had to take a picture here!

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and those fairy tale like… moss? love it. except I don’t want to touch it.

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I guess I am not so good of a photographer anyways. I’ve seen amazing pictures of the bamboo grove but no matter how I try it doesn’t look as spectacular as the real view. so you get what I mean right? it’s beautiful. and for this and the bridge, you should never take Arashiyama out of your list if you’re in Kyoto! well unless you only have one day.

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there are a lot of these pretty carts but they costs so much =S. around 3000yen for a decent journey le sigh. but pretty amazing how these guys can run so far.

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and another shrine! there are hundreds of shrines and temples in Kyoto I heard. and even if you stay in Kyoto for a year you might not finish going to all the shrines and temples I heard.

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so you are supposed to shake the long rope, throw in a coin and pray =D. and those cute amulets are sold everywhere. except you are supposed to take it back to the same shrine a year later. hence I did not buy it. =S. not even sure if I can return in a year!

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I guess this is a shrine for the lovebirds. #nothingtodohere.

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while most Japanese people are atheist, they go to shrines. especially during new years. that’s what my friend told me. more than belief, it is more like a tradition he said.

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to be honest, I am very tempted to write one too =(.

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herro. =P.

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where’s the deer?! Bambi is supposed to pop out about.. now.

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okay, I was pretending. but I am Buddhist. and I study in a Confusian University.

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SH with his favourite chilled cucumber on a stick. not a big fan but he goes gaga over this stuff.

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glorious bus rides of Kyoto. take the bus. I DARE YOU. ultimately complicating. but so cheap and fun to ride on =3.

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some cafe where they have a clown to pass fliers around. oh-so-pretty.

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if there’s no earthquake in Japan, I’d love to live in one of these houses when I retire. too young to think about retirement but oh well..

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okay bye!

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10 years ago

wah love japan , thank 4 sharing.. i hope i will go there oneday

10 years ago

woahh!! is that where Kuala’s thrive??? 😀 😀

10 years ago

it is arashiyama not arashimaya…:D