2010 – i heart JAPAN Day#3

My 10 days trip is now left with just 7 days. Osaka is a beautiful city that we (the husband and i) had enjoyed. Food, no doubt absolutely amazing and the visits to Osaka Castle, Tempozan Market and Dotonburi was indeed an eye opening experience.

On the third day of our honeymoony-ing adventure we headed to Kyoto.


Traveling light can be rather blissful at times like this as we didn’t really have much to worry about moving from one station to another. We had to changed a couple of trains before we reached our hotel.


Hotel we stayed this time around was called Hotel Montery Kyoto. A beautiful hotel with a twist of modern western style. Amazingly they even have a little chapel in the hotel for wedding occasions.

Once we reached Kyoto, i had my daily ‘must have’ of Onigiri Salmon.


I cannot stress how much i llooooovveeeee this!!!

We then headed to visit Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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The weather at this time was serioussssly cold. I was almost freezing my fingers off. >.<


The shrine was so big that it took about 4 hours for us to walk approximately 4.5km. No doubt this includes climbing up and down heaps of stairs. But indeed, the aches were all worth it as the view was simply breath taking. 🙂



We also had a stop over to ‘cari cari makan’ which is another objective of mine visiting Japan. Seriously, i think since i landed in this beautiful country i feel like i’ve created a subconscious ‘must do’ in my mind and that is for me to eat like there’s no tomorrow. So i think i’m soon going to be si gemuks when i return back to Malaysia. >.<

Since we were at Fushimi Inari, we assumed that Inari are probably the town’s most in demand food. Therefore we had this for lunch..


Seriously, the Inari was one of the best i’ve ever eaten.


We also had a simple Tempura Udon and Curry Udon which was just so so i believe. 

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During our walk back to the train station something caught my eye..


It looks like some sort of biscuit and there were so many people lining up to get a piece of it. It looks rather interesting to me.. lolx.


So I tried… spicy as hell and i didn’t like it so much. I still prefer my normal Ritz biscuits with cheese if you asked me. ;P

We then headed over to Gion and i was simply mesmerized by how beautiful the view was over there.


There was like a street of beautiful Sakura and people dressed up as Maiko’s and Geisha’s.

See the Sakura..







It was just soooo beautiful. Pinks and White Sakura. 🙂

We then headed down to Pontocho. A street filled with amazing variety of food.


By the time we walked through this street it was just about dinner time and we were totally clueless on what to eat coz everything looks real good.

After about 30 min of pondering and deciding we ended up going for Sushi.


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Check out this pot.


Cute kans?


Sinful maxxxx… GreenTea ice cream they call Parfeit.


Haven mille crepe.


How to resist good food like this?

Soon after, we headed back to the hotel. It was another long day and we were both aching yet tired. Just as i wanted to head in for a nice warm bath.. i saw this which i find it peculiarly interesting.


So… does this means we’re bathing in mineral water???




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