Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Higashiyama District ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


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It was such an enjoyable walk up and down the Kiyozumi Temple. The Higashiyama District is filled with narrow streets lined with rustic Japanese houses converted into cafes, restaurants and shops, all retaining their traditional design to preserve Kyoto's glorious past. 


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Of course, it really is a tourist area where you can find everything from pottery, porcelain, crafts, little Japanese snacks, mochi, and Hello Kitty.


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And of course, where Jin is, there is always eating!


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We had tofu, soba and unagi at Shibazaki (See post here)



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Then we had matcha latte with red beans, mochi and sweet potato at Caffe Oggi (See post here)



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And then we had matcha and chestnut cream puffs at Kiyomizuzaka Yatuhashi Syu (See post here)




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And then, Geisha sightings!!!



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I kept running after them for a photo op (pant, pant, pant)



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Finally, they noticed and stopped for me. Lol!



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There!!! A proper geisha souvenir! :)
Geishas are often described as "willows" because of their subtlety, strength and grace.



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Next time l come to Kyoto, I'm gonna dress in a kimono like these tourists



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This purple one is perfect!


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And this man will be my date!



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Spotted this Red Bull car on our way out 


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