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Under the cherry blossoms in Kyoto

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Jenny and me @front of her hostel

I wake up 6am and wear kimono myself,then leave for Kyoto at 8am. Today I meet my "funny" TB friend "Jenny" ( http://www.travbuddy.com/trippin_jen ) from Malaysia:) Our plan is to explore Kyoto with wearing Kimono!! Since we planed it I'm so excited to do it with Jenny!

I arrived at her hostel 10:30. We so happy to see each other first time,we had a lot of funny chatting before we meet. I strongly wantet spend some time with her and today we could see each other in person!  I dressed her in kimono,telling what kind is this kimono,what is the rules to wear kimono,...etc because I know she is so curious about new! hahaha:D

This year, very luckily we had full blooming cherry blossoms early.

Cherry blossoms photo frame:)
So everywhere are so beautiful with that. We got tips at her hostel about the place which is nice for cherry blossoms. We start take a bus near the hostel then went to Heian Jingu shrine at first. 1day bus ticket is good deal. We could ride on bus whole day by 500yen. As Kyoto is quite big city and each sightseeing places were separated. So it would be convenient to buy 1day bus ticket!

We arrived Heian Jingu. There is a big garden I never into there. We bought a ticket and asked if they accept the "kimono passport".  In Kyoto,if you were wearing kimono,some places are make discount. Because Kyoto wants to be nice town of traditional Japanese style,to walk with kimono would help that concept of Kyoto much! So they will value your contribution for that:)

That garden is big one! The cherry blossoms are so pretty with traditional style of Japanese pond and garden.

Incline
We found a lovely flower for Jenny's hair accessory! Since there,funny things are happning to us that foreigners ask us take a picture together because of kimono.lol  Jenny is Asian girl,so she look like Japanese with kimono.  But they never known till we start conversation with them in English!! hahaha, totaly we might into the frame about 10 pistures of other's...was not unconfortable it,yes was fun;D  We may could earn money there if it's our business:P   We bought a lunch box at convenience store and sat down under the cherry blossoms for eating it:) Seems like it was Jenny's dream!! She looks so happy doing Hanami at there:) 

We walk to "Incline" near Nanzenji. It works long time ago for carry water from Biwa lake.

Water gate bridge
There is a rail reminds...and full blooming cherry blossom trees are both side of it...so beautiful!! We thought that we can through Incline for Nanzenji. But it is not,so we had to back our started point,maybe we walked 2km round... Nevertheless,Jenny still fine with kimono and we wear shoes for kimon, I think it is difficult if you don't have habit wearing that kind of shoes,but seems like she is still fine:)

Nanzenji is a quite big temple. Yudofu(tofu) is a popular local cuisine at there. However,I'm not fan of it because taste nothing,only tofu and some few vegeies are into the pan. Tofu is protein,we said it's meat of the filed. The buddhist used to eat them. I think this is why it could be popular here temple. I've visited Nanzenji long time ago.

Authentic sushi bar @ Ponto cho
..that time I didn't know there is so nice water gate bridge.

We were walking a lot and getting hungry now,so we back to town by bus. I told her that I want to have something sweet,also I told her I'm thinking to take prikura together! It confused her that she thoughts orikura is sweet or something take at cafe! I found a prikura first,then brought her...haha,sorry Jenny it's not foods:P

We had Japanese sweet at the cafe,then walked to Ponto-cho. There is one of my favorite sushi bar. They don't have turned table because it's an authentic sushi bar! We had some piece of sushi. I loved it!

Oh what a nice day! We enjoyed a lot and walked a lot with kimono!! I so proud of you Jenny that you have the patience with these local stuffs,I mean wearing kimono and kimono's shoes whole day! It would be an unforgattable day of Kyoto for me. Thank you,Jenny!!

trippin_jen says:
Hahahaha! Samurai is a good idea... We could do silly poses! Hahahahah!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2014
nolan says:
OK at least there are lots of choices in Ponto Cho. I should have joined you and worn a samurai costume, maybe I'd become celebrity like you as well :)
Posted on: Apr 07, 2014
trippin_jen says:
Hahaha! Funny! I'll post my blog soon.
Posted on: Apr 07, 2014
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Jenny and me @front of her hostel
Jenny and me @front of her hostel
Cherry blossoms photo frame:)
Cherry blossoms photo frame:)
Incline
Incline
Water gate bridge
Water gate bridge
Authentic sushi bar @ Ponto cho
Authentic sushi bar @ Ponto cho
Traditional style of Japanese house
Traditional style of Japanese house
@Heian jingu
@Heian jingu
Heian jingu
Heian jingu
The garden of Heian jingu
The garden of Heian jingu
@Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
Jenny and me @ Heian jingu garden
Jenny and me @ Heian jingu garden
Jenny got a lovely hair accessory:)
Jenny got a lovely hair accessory:)
@Heian jingu garden
@Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
@ Heian jingu garden
Jenny found something on a tree?
Jenny found something on a tree?
Sakura
Sakura
Heian jingu,there is a wedding cer…
Heian jingu,there is a wedding ce…
Lunch time!
Lunch time!
Hanami
Hanami
Hanami: having lunch under the che…
Hanami: having lunch under the ch…
Heian jingu gate
Heian jingu gate
@ incline
@ incline
@incline
@incline
Jenny @ Incline
Jenny @ Incline
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
@ Nanzenji
Jenny at The water gate bridge @ b…
Jenny at The water gate bridge @ …
Yasuyo@ water gate bridge
Yasuyo@ water gate bridge
Ojizo-san
Ojizo-san
Water gate bridge
Water gate bridge
@Nanzenji
@Nanzenji
We ordered Maccha parfait :)
We ordered "Maccha parfait" :)
Authentic sushi bar @ Ponto cho
Authentic sushi bar @ Ponto cho
Sushi
Sushi
Fat tuna...my favorite one!
Fat tuna...my favorite one!
Jenny @ Ponto cho
Jenny @ Ponto cho
Jenny walking Ponto cho like a Gei…
Jenny walking Ponto cho like a Ge…
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