日本 Japan AdventureLondon-Finland-Kyoto March 19th - 22Nd 2017
Alex and Maria Dyett's Adventure
March 19th (3月 19日): Flight from London to Helsinki
19th/ 20th March (3月19/20日): Helsinki, Finland to Osaka, Japan
20th March (3月20日): Our first glimpse of Japan after 13 1/2 hours travelling.
March 20th (3月20日): Settled into our hotel in Kyoto, snuggled in a Yukata (light weight kimono).
March 21st (3月21日)
A rainy start to the day required a hearty healthy breakfast of berry yogurt waffle... There's fruit. Fruit = Healthy therefore this is healthy!
Alex wasn't convinced either ...
Our apartment: Home for the next few weeks
Beautiful gift from the Japanese owners
Alex on our balcony pointing out a nearby shrine. We have a few around us which are part of a Kyoto shrine trail. It's not surprising though really as there are around 2200 shrines in Kyoto.
Apartment view of the shrine in the woods. The lighter green area to the left is a small bamboo grove.
Later that day...
Tasty dinner of ramen
Evening stroll through Gion
March 22nd (3月22日) : Nijo Castle, Rokkaku-Do Temple, Nishiki Market
No shoes or photos allowed inside
Fish food dispenser
Q: What are these children looking at?
Answer: The secret of the nightingale floors. Nijo Castle has floors that squeak (they sound like birds tweeting) as you walk on the floorboards. These are an 'anti-ninja' divice that protected the shogun from ninja attacks as anyone could/can be heard walking across the floors.
First cherry blossom (Sakura) and plum blossom
Good and bad fortunes attached to tree branches
Nishiki Food Market
Wonder if he's aware of the danger behind him?!
Hedgehog Cafe... Maybe we'll visit later but not this time
Tasty 'custard cream' fish!
Japan department stores know how to stock stuff! So many pens!!