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Visit to Kyoto

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This day is dedicated to visiting the city. In the morning we bought a voucher at the hostel to use the bus all day (500 ¥, the single ticket costs ¥ 220) and we took the # 100 bus (called tourist because it travels the most tourist points of the city, but it is online normal) and we went to the Kyomizudera.

At the end of the street you can see the Yasaka Pagoda.

To get there we got off at the bus stop “Kyomizu no michi”And we went up a street where at the end you could see the Yasaka Pagoda, and then we continue walking the streets Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka until you reach Kyomizudera. When we were going through Ninenzaka I met one of the many groups of high school students taking a picture and not to disturb me I went down a small sidewalk that had just been irrigated with such bad fortune that I slipped and almost killed myself. But my ninja skills made me not fall and the students were so surprised by my skill that they applauded me and asked me to take some pictures together ... After this anecdote, we continued to the Kyomizudera.

Do you see me among so much gakusei?

He Kyomizudera (temple of pure water) is completely made of wood and is on a cliff. They also say that not a single nail was used in the structure ... The truth is that it is beautiful and for me it is one of my favorite places in Kyoto and we visited it in one of the most beautiful times, in autumn, so although not much We could enjoy the red leaves.

Kyomizudera

Once the rigorous photos were taken on the balcony we went to the Jishu shrine (on the right hand up a staircase, inside Kyomizudera itself). The grace of this sanctuary is that it is dedicated to love and it is said that if you walk the path between the “stones of love” with your eyes closed you will find a partner, and if you walk it with the help of someone, you will find it via heavenly. And of course, it was full of students who, one after the other, tried to make their way, not to be left to dress saints. I liked this temple very much and I found it very fun to see people try to go from stone to stone.

Students trying to go from stone to stone,
if you don't get it, the poor should be left with trauma ...

Another remarkable part of the Kyomizudera is the elevated fountain from which three jets come out from which you can drink. The legend says that the one on the right gives long life, the center of economic and social prosperity and the one on the left intelligence. But you should not abuse the fountain and drink of the three that but a curse will loom over you ... but as in the end everyone drank of the three ... wherever you go do what you see!

Maiko (I don't know if true) by Ninenzaka.

Upon leaving Kyomizudera we returned again for Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka looking at all the souvenir shops and traditional items until you reach Ryôzen Kannon, which is a huge statue, but it is so large that you can see perfectly if you enter the premises where you have to pay. We keep walking until we reach Baby no michi which is a street that takes you to Gion. And on this street we find a branch of our favorite store, Manekinekonote. This one was much bigger than the one we saw in Nara and had a lot of articles classified by animals. Spectacular-spectacular!

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