We left Tokyo early in the morning and took a shinkansen to Kyoto. Armed with our guide book, we followed the map and began our walk to Kiyomizudera, passing by small shrines along the way.
The walk was very long but scenic. Kyoto was a picturesque city with much to see along the way.
We were very happy to finally arrive at Kiyomizudera!
After visiting Kiyomizudera and the row of souvenir shops in front of it, we continued our walk to Heian Jingu Shrine.
I had my first taste of Japan’s spring water!
After feeling refreshed by the spring water, we continued our walk to Nishijin Textile Centre.
We decided we have walked enough for the day, and took a bus back to Kyoto station.
We took a shinkansen to Osaka, and visited Dotonbori.
Osaka is the ‘town of Takoyaki’ and I LOVE takoyaki. There were many takoyaki stalls and souvenir shops available.
Of course, we tried the takoyaki here. It was very different from takoyaki in Singapore. Takoyaki in Japan is kind of hollow in the middle, and sinks in when it cools down, unlike the Singapore version that is a ball of flour that wouldn’t sink in. I very much preferred the takoyaki in Japan – I don’t think I would eat takoyaki in Singapore after this!
After eating, we spent the night at Shin-Osaka Station hotel, which was a stone’s throw away from Shin-Osaka station.
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