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Nimoko’s Nippon Blog – Kyoto

Konnichi wa minna!

The last but beautiful stop during my Japan trip is Kyoto! It was the most beautiful city I have visited so far, very traditional, with so much nature and many temples and shrines that give you so much peace in your heart.

First of all, I’d like to show you pictures of Kyoto’s beautiful temples and shrines. Of course there are many others but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to visit them all …

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Washing your hands before prayer is a Japanese tradition

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When Japanese people pray, they can make a wish and write it on a small paper or piece of wood

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These small wooden boards are called Ema

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This seems do be a traditional ritual but unfortunately I couldn’t find out the meaning of it 😦

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A beautiful small Japanese shrine

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The entrance of a Japanese palace in the middle of a park in Kyoto

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The temple itself

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I love these Japanese gardens, so peaceful and green …

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Japanese cemeteries look quite different from the ones we know in Europe. More crowded, but very peaceful though …

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The beautiful view over Kyoto from a cemetery near the temple on a mountain.

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Do you remember these traditional Japanese kimonos from my first blog entry? They are seen all over Kyoto and tourists can rent them in many shops.

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The famous Teramachi shopping street in Kyoto

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So many small shops with traditional Japanese food. I loved exploring them!

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And soooooo much Sakura (cherry blossom) flavored food <3<3

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Some shrines can even be found within the shopping areas

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I just had to capture this little puppet temple with the kawaii dancing puppet Miko (priestess) ❤

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View over the Kamogawa (Kamo river) in Kyoto

 

So this was my last entry in my Nippon blog and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did ^^ if you ever get the chance to travel to Japan, I highly recommend it to you!

Ja nee minna! <3<3

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