May 27 2013 10:33 am
Previous post: Kyoto Imperial Palace
Date: 21 December 2012
After visiting the palace, we took the underground train to Gion, the Geisha area. We had a nice walk around the neighbourhood, though I don’t have any picture to show
We then went back to Kyoto Station to have lunch, after which we took a train to this place:
There’s a famous shrine here, where you can see so many Tori gates!
The suburb is so peaceful;
Even the walk was very enjoyable:
As we entered the Fushimi Inari Shrine complex:
Very orange, indeed!
As we climbed the steps up the hill:
While DH captured this image down at the temple:
We were up the stairs, but still needed to climb further:
At the higher part of the hill we were greeted but tori gates arranged in a row:
So many of them:
The walk up was a long one:
These are gates donated by worshippers:
At certain points, the gates branch out!
Tired from previous walk, I decided to walk back:
and came across the prayer papers tied to the fence:
A counter selling prayer items and souvenirs:
Little torii gates for sale:
Aina found a friendly cat:
I have never seen so many torii gates in my life, huge ones at the entrance/exit:
Waiting for our train back to Kyoto:
I think we just managed to beat the peak time
Happy to be able to rest our tired feet:
We got back to our hotel rooms, and I continued to watch the bullet trains from my hotel window
The following morning we took the train to Osaka Airport to catch our flight home.