Kyoto


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Coucou Marion, tu t'es reconverti.

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The day we left Shin packed a lunch for us. It was a very nice surprise! Thank you Shin, we love you.

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Don't smoke, don't run, ..., don't smile, don't breath?

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Funny cat posters all over the wall in the metro.

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Because it was raining the first day in Kyoto we went for the manga (Japanese comic books) museum.

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On the photo with their mascot.

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Of course, Sanne as well.

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We went for dinner in Ginza in a very nice Japanese style bistro.

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In the room we had for ourselves a few Starwars items were displayed. Of course Sanne had to try...

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On our way back we heard a band play on the bridge. Sanne bought a CD of them.

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The next day we went to the palace garden tour, which we booked in advance the day before. These can be found on the doors of many Palaces and temples. They resemble something familiar.

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The garden was very beautiful with two different ponds and lots of small bridges.

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The mosses that were all over the place looked so soft. Unfortunately we were not allowed to touch it.

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The famous golden temple (Kinkakuji).
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The place was so busy with school kids. They were forced by their English teachers to ask for a picture with us. We in asked for a picture as well. Poor kids.

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Light some candles for good luck.

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With only one letter difference, this is Ginkakuji. Therefore it's silver instead of gold. The garden in this place was the best we saw.

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Throw your money in the pond for even more good luck.

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What the hell were you thinking, Sanne? (Philosophers walk)

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Found this near Buddha's statue.

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After finishing the philosophers walk we found this huge gate. Unfortunately the temple was already closing.

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But we could still do some what-used-to-be-a-three hugging.

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On our last day we visited the nijo castle. The floors had a special mechanism in it so that it made squicky sound when walk over it, to prevent ninjas from entering undetected.

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The details on the roof.

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