Itinerary in Kyoto – Golden Temple, Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine

Before heading to Kyoto, I was feeling hungry and went to the street mall close to our accommodation.

Itinerary in Kyoto – Golden Temple, Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inari Shrine

Before heading to Kyoto, I was feeling hungry and went to the street mall close to our accommodation. But unfortunately, all of the restos were still closed. This was the first one to open and I remember the other day when I passed this one, it has a lot of people waiting outside so I grabbed the opportunity to go here since it just opened and no any waiting lines yet.

They are a tempura resto. They prepare and cook the food in front of you so it’s still hot and crispy and you eat it.
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This woman is preparing the tempura and frying it in front of you..

I got a tempura set. First, they gave me a bowl of rice an egg, tempura sauce and miso soup first. They instructed me to poke the yolk and mix it with the rice. Sooo yum!

They give the tempura one by one as soon as it gets cooked. I went to Kyoto the next day.. to read visit …

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egg yolk poked on top of rice.. yumm!!

After eating, I’m on my way to explore Kyoto.. First stop is Kyoto Station.

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Kyoto Tower outside Kyoto Station

I always try to check first if there is a JR train going to my destination since I have a JR pass during this tour.

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On my way to Bamboo forest Kyoto..

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Getting to the bamboo forest is easy. Just follow instructions starting from the train station and you are on your way..

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bamboo forest kyoto japan
small cemetery along bamboo forest

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i bought and ate soft serve vanilla ice cream while walking around
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this really looks good during summer time where the leaves has different colors (red, yellow) and is nice

On my way to my next destination..

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inside kyoto station

My next destination is the Golden Temple in Kyoto. You have to ride a bus going there and will take you around 1 hour bus drive (includes stop over)

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View on the way to the Golden Temple

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guide map of the place..

From the entrance to the Golden Template itself only takes few minutes of walk.. just follow the instructions (again)

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golden temple kyoto japan
The Magnificent Golden Temple

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incense burner at a temple

After visiting Golden Temple, I went right away to my next stop because I need to maximize my time for the day..

Next stop, Fushimi Inari Shrine..

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fushimi inari shrine torii gates kyoto japan
Guide map inside Fushimi Inari Shrine Temple

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On the way to the famous thousands of vermilion torii gates
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Behind me is the path of the famous Inari Shrine’s Thousand Verimilion Torii Gates

Soo.. That ends my day in Kyoto. I went back to Osaka after this to get rest and go out again at night..

 

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