The past week was a bliss. I had gone from a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun, the place where manga and anime trace their roots, and the country thriving in a very rich culture. Yup, I’m talking about Japan!
I fell into a blogging and reading slump for a week because of that. I missed out on a lot of blog posts that I’m still checking them out until now. I made no progress in reading as well so expect no review coming up in the coming days. To compensate for these absences and to keep my blog busy, I will be posting my travel adventures in Japan while I catch up on reading. Tanoshinde! (Have fun!)
Let me tour you around Kyoto!
We stayed in Osaka during our entire stay in Japan. This prefecture provides easy access to all other areas belonging to the Kansai region. It was an hour trip from our place. Well supposedly, it would only take 40 minutes to get there but the rest of the time was spent getting lost. A little adventure, yes! Their train system is complex that even native Japanese still lose their way multiple times. Most of the denizens don’t speak English so it’s hard to get information. But man, the Japanese people were very patient with our questions. If they can’t express themselves in English, they will accompany us to where we’re going. Who does that?!
If you want to experience authentic, traditional Japanese culture, Kyoto is the place to be. Fall season is a favorite in the Japanese culture. They bask in the beauty of the variety of colors of leaves. Witnessing them firsthand, they are indeed stunning. This prefecture is dotted with several Shinto and Buddhist temples. All of which stand in grandeur. Their gardens were one-of-a-kind. They pay great attention to it being well-trimmed and clean and stunning. It’s not enough to explore the entire area in two days especially if you’re not familiar around. Each tourist spot was teeming with lots of visitors, locals and foreigners, that it’s sometimes hard to savour its serenity. That’s one disadvantage though.
One navigates around Kyoto by bus. If you’re a tourist it’s a hundredfold better to buy an all-day bus pass for only Y500. This will be expedient since most of the spots can be reached with a series of bus passes. And besides, who know you might get off at the wrong bus stop and might need another transfer, right (I keep mentioning stuff about getting lost because our trip constituted 70 percent of it!)
NOW ON TO THE PICTURES!
ありがとうございました Thank you for reading!