Trip to Kyoto Day 3

In the morning on July 5 2015, we went to Fushimi Inari-taisha. Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails. I walked up half was before my lungs had an issue, so I took a rest at one n the resting areas. Everyone else walk the rest of the way; they said it was training for Mount. Fuji.

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For lunch, we went back to kyoto station and ate near the station. We ate at Daishogun. This restaurant is a korean barbeque restaurant. Yakiniku Restaurant Daishogun is an authentic Korean-style restaurant serving Yakiniku and Korean dishes. The Korean barbecue refers to the Korean method of roasting beef, pork, chicken, or other types of meat. Such dishes are often prepared at the diner’s table on gas or charcoal grills that are built into the table itself.

Home page – http://r.gnavi.co.jp/k222702/lang/en/

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We met  in front of the Yasaka Shrine. The shrine includes several buildings, including gates, a main hall and a stage. Yasaka Shrine welcomes thousands of people every New Year, for traditional Japanese New Year rituals and celebrations. In April, the crowds pass through the temple on their way to Maruyama Park, a popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) site.

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When we got there, we walked toward the Kiyomizu-dera. We didn’t have a lot of time, so we just walked around the shops and bought omiyage. Again today the weather wasn’t sunny but it wasn’t raining. Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. It is historic monument because it is on the side of a cliff.

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For dinner, we ate at a cafe that has French and Japanese cuisine. It is called Kawa Kafe. Kawa Cafe is located in the heart of Kyoto, in a nice machiya overlooking the Kamogawa river. The cafe has a terrace and a beautiful view. We ate on a balcony that was over a moving river

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After dinner we walked along the Kamogawa river and saw all the couples. After a nice stroll we(everyone made the decition without thinking or even asking me) decided to go to a bar, but we found out that the bars in Japan have fancy dress codes and that the Japanese don’t differentiate between casual bars and fancy bars. We didn’t have the proper clothing, so we decided to go to a gaming place. This was a place to play pool, darts, and games of that sort. However, we needed to make a membership with them to go inside. We didn’t want to do this, so we decided to go to a bar.

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The bar we went to was in the same place as the Fishbowl bar I had looked up before leaving for kyoto, However, this bar was three floors higher. It was a nice bar and we all felt a little under dressed, but it was still fun to see a japanese bar.

After that we walked back to the main road, and walked to the station. We had to take the train back on our own, but couldn’t figure out where our train was. A random guy came up to help us. He told us we were in the wrong section of the station. After that we got back to our hotel just fine.

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