Under the cherry blossoms in Kyoto
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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.
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.
We walk to "Incline" near Nanzenji. It works long time ago for carry water from Biwa lake.
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.
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!!