Friday, January 2

Golden Pavillion, Kyoto

Quite frankly, I had no intention of visiting any temples or shrine on this trip to Kyoto; however my sister did and having gone our separate ways in Tokyo, I thought it would be better to spend more time together in Kyoto.

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Having read Yukio Mishima's The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, one of the temples she wanted to visit was Kinkakuji Temple aka Golden Pavilion.

The temple was a lot smaller than we both expected but it was extremely picturesque. Throw in the pond and tree shrubs, voila – postcard-worthy scenery!

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Once we were done with the temple (which took us about 10 minutes?), we walked around the park doing the whole enjoy-nature-look-chirpy-bird! thing.

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We took a break at this teahouse where 500 yen got us a strong brew of green tea and a small dessert, rice flour cake with bean filling that had a scenic mold on it. Kawaii~!

4 comments:

Joyz said...

Hey Yixiao, when I was in Kyoto, I visited this shrine as well. Really makes a good photo. Did not notice this tea house though...

Ǝ said...

that's really cute.

kyoto's full of culture and history..

yixiaooo said...

hey joyz, maybe you trekked a different route. yes E (the other way), kyoto's pretty darn amazing!

Ǝ said...

hey its your jc classmate here btw, in case you're wondering. E (the other way)... hahaha.