One Potato Two




Winter Japan Trip 2011-2012

I woke up early, so I walked to Nishi Hongwanji because it was only two blocks away from our inn.

Nishi Hongwanji

Nishi Hongwanji

I took the Shinkansen to go south, to Okayama.

I missed my first train while I was shopping for ekiben.
Luckily with the Rail Pass I can reserve another seat for free, so it was no problem.

At least the lunch was worth it.



Momotaro statue.

I only had time to visit the Okayama Castle.


Okayama Castle

I didn't have time to go inside.
Maybe next time.

I barely had time to buy some kibi dango before getting back on the train.

Kibi Dango

I headed to Iga Ueno next.


Iga-Ueno Castle
Iga Ueno Castle.

The Ninja Museum of Iga-Style is in the same area, so I went there next.

Ninja Museum of Iga-Style

Ninja Museum of Iga-Style

I took a lot of pictures here for reference.
I translated a bunch of stuff about ninja (KAGETORA, NARUTO, etc) and I wish I had the information back then.
Oh well.

I went back to Kyoto in the evening.

After a hearty meal...

Tamago to Watashi (The Egg and I)

I walked to Kiyomizu Temple from the station.
It was a looooong walk. I don't really recommend it.

But it was worth it. It was so pretty!

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple
Entrance to the "Garden of the Moon."
Unfortunately pictures weren't allowed.
It was really beautiful.
Worth the extra 600 yen.

Kiyomizu Temple

My pedometer was still on California time, so it only counted half of my day.

This is what Kyoto will do to you!


Submit a Comment

Only allow Administrator to see


URL for trackback