Again, we left the guesthouse late (sigh)... today we took the train to Arashiyama, the trip took us 30 mins +. It was pleasant, not that many crowd visiting Arashiyama the day we were there, which fit our plan just fine. It will be a problem if it's too crowded too. Hheheheh....
We took our own sweet time walking and snapping pics at the same time. Do take note that in Japan, you are not encouraged/allowed to speak on the phone out loud in the train (even if you are not on the phone, talking out loud is rude). But you are allowed to eat though, very much different from other countries' train mannerism. But I guess this is to respect public privacy, which I kinda like it.
Once we arrived here, first thing we did was... toilet! Hahhahah....
We check out the surrounding and followed the crowd. Took some pics along the way, noticed that you can rent a bike here too.... ini sudah bagus but obviously not for me lar. You actually do not need to rent seriously, on foot is much better and easier.
Seriously, Arashiyama is an area where everything was done on foot; there nothing much to narrate or explain, it's pretty much scenery all the way. So, enjoy this pic blog entry...
This is the ever so famous Moon Bridge, this bridge was completed in 1934. I think it will look nicer in spring and autumn. Apparently sakura season is the best. I guess Chawanna will snap more and nice pics here, I pray hard.
Saw a man having his lunch... kesian lak... check out the drain... yes! Crystal clear clean drain! Only in JAPAN!
Going to work?
Covered one of the Unesco site - Tenryū Shiseizen-ji Temple. The construction was completed on 1345.... everything here seems old but solid and well taken care of. Hardly see any graffiti, am really impress with their discipline.
You can only smoke at this area despite that it's open ground. Told ya about discipline... believe me now?!
Grave yard.... tak tipu... in the area of tourist sightseeing, temple, gardens, lakes etc...
The famous Segano Bamboo Groove.
One word of caution, a lot of walking here; like really ALOT, wear comfy shoe and look good. For Muslim, food is impossible, please bring some snacks or pack your lunch if you plan to spend along while here. Magnet not easy (alot of shops was close when we were here). We found an fridge magnet in the biggest "tourist" shop facing the Oi River but it was super expensive.
This is the nearest hotel in Kyoto near to train, bazaar, Muslim restaurant, walking distance to Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Not sure of the price though.
Raju Restaurant, infront of Best Western Hotel, Halal sign stated outside.
Bread shop next to Raju Restaurant, convenient.
Bazaar is located further down from Raju Restaurant.
Cheap toiletries here! You can see it anywhere, everywhere.
Hyperlink credit : Wikipedia, Japan Guide