03 June 2014

Day 12: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto

Day 11: Dinner at Tenaga Ashinaga, Takayama

After explored the beauty of Takayama Old Town, now we are heading further south to another fascinating city named Kyoto.  This city is a blend between modernisation mix with old historic sites that lives in harmony. From Takayama, we need to make our way back to Nagoya station then transit to a different Shinkansen to Kyoto station.

Once we arrived at Kyoto station, we were blown away by how many restaurants inside the station itself.  We were landed in this one restaurant serving common Japanese food just for a quickie.  As we gonna have a long journey ahead discovering the charisma of Kyoto city.

Beef Curry Rice

Pork Donburi

Kyoto Tower

There is of course train that you can catch to go from one point to another covered by JRP.  However, it is not as convenient as if you take a bus.  You only need to pay 500yen for a day pass and most of the tourist attractions are just located a stone away from the bus stop.

The main bus stop is sited right outside Kyoto station and you can buy the ticket from information centre.  Just wait in the correct stand to wherever you want to go and wait the bus from there.  Our first stop is Kinkakuji or the Golden Pavilion.  The place is really really amazing, shining gold although nothing much else to see in here beside the pavilion, but it is definitely a nice site to visit, is something unique and enticing.

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

Mango Ice Cream

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), Kyoto
From Kyoto station take bus number 101 or 205 
It takes about 40 minutes
Entry fee: 400yen/adult

Stay tuned for the next blog still in Japan:

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