photo album thus far, I realized that I forgot to post on another of our Kyoto adventures! Silly Lizz. It's the last of the Kyoto trip photos I will post - I promise. I thought that some of the images were so beautiful, I could not neglect them. The last Shinto shrine we visited in Kyoto is...

I visited Kyoto, where I was greeted by the well-known kimono expert Kazuko Hattori, a member of the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and founder of the 50-year-old school Kazuko Hattori Kimono Institute. We toured the Tonichi showroom, a 150-year-old wholesaler of kimonos and kimono fabrics,...

I spent the morning visiting Gosho Palace, the old imperial palace of Kyoto which I will spare you pictures of. Truthfully I did not find the architecture that special in comparison to some of the other amazing places we visited! I took the opportunity to spend my last free time in Kyoto...

This was put on full display when we visited the AIZENKOBO indigo workshop in Kyoto. Located just a stone's throw away from the Nishijin weaving and textiles district, the workshop is a third-generation family business. There, we met with the third-generation head Kenichi Utsuki and his...

Tuesday To say that the Japanese adore their sweets is a huge understatement, and Kyoto seems to be the champion of crafting anything with sugar. You can close your eyes and bump into a wagashi boutique, bakery, tea room, candy shop or French patisserie along any major road within this...

The morning started with a campus Tour of Ryukoku University, the wonderful school that is hosting our stay here in Kyoto. After we meet our lovely student buddies, Natsumi and Keiko, we were taken to Izusen, for an authentic vegetarian Japanese lunch. I have no idea about half the stuff I ate...

I wore the striped skirt in the evening to a dinner date with my hubby at one of the resort's restaurant called Kyoto. I love Japanese food and I visited this restaurant two nights in a row. I love their fried ice-cream. Has anyone tried fried ice-cream? I love stripes and when it comes to...

Well Jellies, in Kyoto I was lucky enough to visit the internationally famous Rock Garden of Ryoanji Temple, and it was a far cry from Granny's vegetable garden. It was a masterpiece. The exterior was byoo-ti-ful... Gotta love stone lanterns I like to take pictures of these plaques for...

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We had three wonderful days to experience Kyoto, and I took over 200 pictures... yikes! So much beauty, I had to attempt to capture as much of it as I could. I'll have to split up the Kyoto trip into a few separate blog posts. But it'll be fun, I promise. To get to Kyoto, we took the...

 

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