We visited Kyoto 7 years ago. It was actually our first trip to Japan trip. This time the trip was more tailored to specific things I wanted to do and see. We stayed in this beautiful hotel Misui Garden. The room was almost big enough for the two of us! But in saying that, the hotel was beautiful and the Japanese style breakfast was plentiful and delicious.
Apart from planning to hit the Toji Temple flea market on the 22nd of each month we also went back to the places we visited 7 years earlier. The flea market was a success. I was glad I decided to go there. There were so many cool stores and lots and lots of boro/indigo vintage fabrics to die for! The market was so big and busy that I feel I need to go back for another visit to see the rest of it.
Our son and his family joined us on this trip so we got to spend time with them as well. I suggested that we should visit Nara while we were there. So we did. I knew the grand kids would enjoy the deer park in Nara.
After Kyoto, we went to Tokyo in time for the Tokyo International Quilt Festival. I will blog about that on the next post.
|View from the hotel lobby into the garden|
|Kyoto Manhole cover|
|Kimono ladies in Kyoto|
|Fushima Inari Shrine|
|Nanzen-ji Garden, Kyoto|
|Warning sign at Nara deer park|
|Toji Temple flea-market store|
|Toji Temple flea-market, more store|
|BORO/Indigo/ Vintage fabric|
at the flea-market
at Kyoky Station
I got a lot more of photos, but I don't want to overwhelm you in one post. The next post I will blog about Tokyo and the Tokyo International Quilt Festival.
Until next time