Sunday, October 15, 2017

New MIyako Hotel

Our hotel in Kyoto

We managed to get connecting rooms

Supper at Edogawa Restaurant in Kyoto Station

We then had our supper at this restaurant.

Aeon Mall Kyoto

After going back to our hotel we went to Aeon Mall which just next to our hotel.

Saga Arashiyama Station

We walked to the station to take the direct train (Sagano Line) back to central Kyoto. We were surprised that no one stays back in Arashiyama after dark. 

It was only 7.30 pm and the streets were empty

Buying the train tickets

The quiet station

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Kimono Forest

It is located inside the Arashiyama Station.

The forest consists of 600 two-meter tall pillars covered by different styles of traditional Kyo-yuzen kimono

Pond of the Dragon

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dinner at Saga Tofu Ine Restaurant

Kyoto is famous for its tofu. We wanted to eat here as we saw this restaurant on You Tube.

The last order is at 7.00 pm!

This restaurant is right in front of Tenryu-ji

Togetsukyo Bridge

It has been the landmark of Arashiyama in western Kyoto for over 400 years.

Togetsukyo literally means "moon crossing bridge"

The current bridge was built in 1934

It looks wooden but has columns made of concrete

The bridge cuts the river into two halves

The river is called Honsu River on the west side of the bridge and Katsura River on the east side