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JAPANESE JOURNEY: SECOND STOP, KYOTO.

After an exciting week in Tokyo, we grabbed our Japan Rails ticket and headed to the train station for our first ride in the "Shinkansen" (Japanese high-speed railway.)

After 2 hours and 30 minutes we arrived in the Kansai region, ready to discover KYOTO, the city of Ten Thousand Shrines. 

The first evening in Kyoto was incredible. As we did not know what to expect from the city, we were pleasantly surprised by its atmosphere and quiet ambiance. We wandered through the cobbled streets of Gion and fell in love with the wooden houses and traditional entrances of shops and restaurants. Kyoto is much more traditional than Tokyo... one can really feel the authenticity of old Japan. 

We stayed in Kyoto for 4 days, visiting various temples and gardens. Among them, the Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Golden Pavillion, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and the beautiful Todai-Ji temple in Nara. Todai-Ji temple was probably our favorite because the deers were running everywhere and it felt absolutely surreal. 

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 Pink Clouds over Kyoto.

Pink Clouds over Kyoto.

Hello Kyoto 🇯🇵🏮 #viatolilainjapan #japan #kyoto #oldkyoto #gion #japaneseshop #traditionnalkyoto

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Kyoto's street 🇯🇵🏮🚲 #viatolilainjapan #japan #kyoto #gion #authenticjapan

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 Monk praying - Shintoism temple

Monk praying - Shintoism temple

 Kyoto's style. 

Kyoto's style. 

 Rolled up fortunes in Kyoto.

Rolled up fortunes in Kyoto.

 Door to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. 

Door to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. 

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 Traditionalism 2.0

Traditionalism 2.0

 Annael jumping through the shrine Fushimi Inari. 

Annael jumping through the shrine Fushimi Inari. 

 Girls in Kimono.

Girls in Kimono.

 Family portrait - Japanese traditional wedding. 

Family portrait - Japanese traditional wedding. 

 Japanese bridal hair style.

Japanese bridal hair style.

 Filming through the Bamboo forest. 

Filming through the Bamboo forest. 

 Young girl under a pink umbrella.

Young girl under a pink umbrella.

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 Golden Pavillion. 

Golden Pavillion. 

 Instagramming.  

Instagramming.  

Golden Pavillion 🇯🇵🌞 #viatolilainjapan #japan #kyoto #goldenpaviliontemple #shogun #goldenlight

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 Nara Prefecture - Todai-Ji temple.

Nara Prefecture - Todai-Ji temple.

 Kyoto Nishiki Market. 

Kyoto Nishiki Market. 

 Octopus on stalls, Nishiki Market. 

Octopus on stalls, Nishiki Market. 

 Nishiki Market.

Nishiki Market.

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 Japanese speciality, Nishiki Market.

Japanese speciality, Nishiki Market.