Kyoto (Pt. I)

KYOTO, JAPAN (PT. I)

24.05.2019 – 29.05.2019

Kyoto, being the former capital of Japan, is filled with tradition and considered a cultural center of the country. Shrines, lush gardens, artisans, castles, excellent cuisine, and more abound. It’s also famous for the geishas and theatre but that wasn’t of much interest to us. Our time here was filled with adventure. It was so fun to explore alleyways lined with restaurants and bars, never knowing what we would find around the corner. There were several beautiful historic shopping districts, shrines big and small, and gorgeous gardens.

This was probably our favourite city we visited. It was also the hottest part of our trip so tried to take it easy and retreated back to our hotel room for us all to cool off. Evelyn appreciated taking long naps in the AC for a couple of the days. One dinner was particularly excellent as we sat outside overlooking the river. We really had a great time, learned a lot and were excited to see so many new things.

 

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Board game bar – No one spoke English but we found a new game to play

 

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Food stalls on the way to the Fushimi Inari Shrine

 

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Beautiful walkway through thousands of vermilion torii gates

 

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“It’s hot” – Evelyn

 

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Cleaning (aka cooling off)  in the purifying waters

 

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All fans on deck to cool this kid down

 

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Calamari for breakfast

 

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English mass at a Japanese parish

 

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Vending machines were everywhere

 

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Walking home from an afternoon at the laundromat, super glamorous

 

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Where we had such an amazing dinner!

 

Not easy to get beautiful photos of food with a squirmy baby, but here’s a sampling of what we had. And yes, we ate the whole fish… teeth, head, bones, tail and all. A “one and done” kind of experience.

 

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Daddy-daughter snuggles

 

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The mark that “Evelyn was here”

 

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Always waking up in weird new places

 

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We play lots of Hive (A game similar to chess)

 

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Fluffy pancakes for breakfast

 

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Nishiki Market – Packed with all kinds of food vendors and restaurants

 

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Grilled unagi

 

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Parker bought a customized knife

 

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When traveling with a baby… Sushi takeaway for dinner

 

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Evelyn wasn’t the only one to enjoy the soaking tub

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Kyoto (Pt. I)

  1. Thanks for sharing! It sure is fun seeing E in your travels. I would have to pass on eating the WHOLE fish🙃. Love Suzy

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