Well keep reading and you'll get a little more!All my knowledge of the bullet train comes from an old Playhouse Disney mini show called Choo Choo Soul. Lol
Yes, it was bizarre to me!The first thing I thought of when i saw those books is... Buttface! oh my.. how odd!
Y'know, I didn't even stop to think about where the name came from. According to google translate it means "awakening" so maybe that's why it's called that?So, was Mezame Kyoto supposed to be a loose translation for the French “mes amies?” (My friends?). Just wondering ...
Also, I need a “Your Irish Pub in Kyoto” in my life!
It was pretty amazing to ride it!That train has always held a fascination for me. Can travel at 150-200 mph!
That was quite interesting. I had vaguely known about why the British drive on the opposite side, but didn’t know that Japan is the same. Commerce wins!
Fresh mochi?! Awesome!Day 9, cont.
In general shrines tend to be smaller while temples are larger, but this shrine was HUGE!
Notice the sakura (cherry blossom)? They were all over the place here!
S was getting hangry (I wasn't, for once! Thanks, Japanese Cheetos!) so we walked to a nearby shopping area with the plan to come back for further shrine exploration later.
We ended up at a mochi place that made all the mochi fresh behind windows so we could see it all! M and I each ordered one with green tea and red bean paste, and we did the math wrong because we gave the cashier too much money. Oops! But she counted it and gave it back to us.
My younger brother loved Thomas as a kid (he still likes it, secretly) so I took pics of lots of Thomas stuff for him.
Up next: Back to the shrine!
Yes, I love learning about this stuff!That was quite interesting. I had vaguely known about why the British drive on the opposite side, but didn’t know that Japan is the same. Commerce wins!
Yay! Glad you're enjoying the tour!I love that you have opinions about coordinating upholstery and carpet!
I'm having a blast touring Japan!!
Yes! So fresh it was too hot to eat at first!Fresh mochi?! Awesome!
Thanks for following along!Wow, your TR brings back memories. I was in Japan in 1971 and your pictures certainly revive many old memories. I remember temples, shrines, the "bullet" train, slit toilets, excellent food, shopping the ginza at night, Suntory, Kirin, (etc.). Thanks for sharing!
There will definitely be MORE gorgeous kitties!Finally caught up! Loving all the architecture over there. And all those gorgeous kitties!!!
We were pretty amazed by the lack of litter! In Tokyo it was worse, because there were more tourists (I assume).What I've found interesting throughout your photos of the various locations in Japan, is just how clean each area appears. No litter, etc., in spite of all the people there.
We loved seeing the sculptures!Those sculptures are really cool ... I love the Potter reference too!