Japan, Day 3: Kyoto (Fushimi, N. Higashiyama)

MARCH 8, 2017 (WEDNESDAY) Another early start for us since our first stop for our 3rd day in Kyoto was in FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA and we wanted to avoid the crowd. The place is well-known for its senbon torii (thousands of torii) spread across an entire mountain. The whole hike usually takes 2-3 hours according …

Japan, Day 2: Kyoto (Arashiyama)

MARCH 7, 2017 (TUESDAY) We started our 2nd day in Kyoto quite early since our goal was to get to the famous bamboo grove without the big crowd yet. When we got off in Arashiyama Station, there was a sign which exit was for the bamboo grove but we were not sure how to get …