Kyoto Day 4: Kiyomizu-dera temple, Nishiki, then back to Tokyo

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

This was our last day in Kyoto. We could choose either spending the day here or leave early and spend the day at Tokyo. We decided to spend the day in Kyoto to visit UNESCO World Heritage site: Kiyomizu-dera Temple.
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We knew the temple would be crowded with tourist so we arrived early to avoid the crowd. It was my birthday so I thought it would be fun to get a makeover.
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The before (above) and the after Ta Da.... I was the first customer at the kimono renting store nearby the temple. They told me if I didn't come that early they won't be able to accommodate me because they have a long list of reservation that day. So if you know ahead of time you want to rent kimono in Kyoto better make reservation first. Renting Kimono in JapanThey have professionals to help me putting on the kimono and styling my hair. Surprisingly, the kimono was comfortable. The sandals made of memory foam not wood so it's easy to walk on.
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Stunning historic site with impressive architecture details

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We can see Kyoto city view from here
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 Heading down to the Otowa waterfall, where three channels of water fall into a pond and visitors can catch and drink the water.
 Otowa waterfall at kiyomizu dera

 Otowa waterfall at kiyomizu dera
Didi was sad because his hands were too short to catch the water travel with kids kiyomizu dera
O well... this one would do:
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As I wrote before we never have to worry about food or drink during our travel in Japan. There's always plenty of food stalls every where we go.
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We then head back to Nishiki market to get some more mochi but the stall was closed. We found this hidden germ: a local hole-in-the-wall noddle place.  I love the fact they provide place where we can hang our jackets. So thoughtful!
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The food was so very good. Just ask Max. :)
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Then it's time to head back to Tokyo, where we stay that night. The next day, we went for a day trip to Hakone

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Kyoto Day 2: Fushimi Inari and Osaka
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Kyoto Day 3: Kyoto Aquarium, Railway Museum, and Nishiki Market