Arashiyama 嵐山 Walking Tour for People Don’t Have Time
Continued previous part: Fantastic Kimono Forest
We took a walking tour around the Arashiyama 嵐山. It’s a very big area and there were many travel spots, especially shrines and temples.
It was rainy and by the time everybody gathered at Arashiyama, it was almost evening. So we decided not to pay and get in those famous temples and shrines, instead, we took a walking tour around the mountain.
Don’t worry, it’s still beautiful like hell! 😛 Follow me~~~
One more time introducing the Randen train we took to Arashiyama Station. 😀 Nice!!!!
妖怪 Yokai – means Monster / Ghost in Japanese.
Basically, it was a Vote Contest to pick the best monster costume. Some contestants seemed maybe just 3 or 4 years old? @@ They are cuter than my home puppies! How can they be a monster lol
The traffic view around Togetsukyo 渡月橋. Very normal and local lol
That Ojisan! I was waiting for his leaving from that position but he never moved! Then I thought alright, you be my photo model. lol So you see, sometime we really need to be flexible minded 😛
View from Togetsukyou 渡月橋 to Katsura River 桂川.
I think the scenery is not as good in picture as real. It was majestic! The view of the mountain and the river was spectacular. I felt how small my existence is while breathing the air of the big nature.
Even pigeon, enjoyed the place…..in COUPLE! Damn it!
Luckily, I got single pigeon as companion too lol Bro, I understand your feeling. At this point of time, you are thinking whether to kill yourself, or kill the couple over there, right? :p
I lied. I was not alone though 😛
人力車 Jinrikisha – Japanese rickshaw.
It reminds me of the trishaw in my hometown Melaka. I really wish they could stop playing those annoying musics while riding the trishaw. Totally destroyed the atmosphere of the world heritage. -.-
Well…back to Arashiyama xD
Finally all members arrived!! From left Naoto, Ayaka (Japan), Rasmus (Denmark) & Suzu (China)
Chikurin 竹林 – Bamboo forest at Arashiyama.
It’s really exciting when you look up to the bamboos~
But not quite good when you look down….
(Hey why didn’t you show the bad one first?! lol)
This is a little tiny toy house found somewhere inside the bamboo forest. Can you find it? 😀
Some where along the bamboo forest (maybe the end of the forest), you will find a very special shrine – Mikami Shrine 御髪神社 – the only shrine in Japan dedicated to the god of hair.
This is the place you definitely should visit if you are a hair stylist or shampoo company :p
We didn’t have time to check out the real shrine. Sorry >.< I will do it in future articles 🙂 But it looks like this. (Web photo)
And I surprisingly found a monument built to commemorate the friendship between Japan and China, by 周恩来 Zhou EnLai – the first Premier of China. @@
It’s not Zhou EnLai but I don’t know who he is. @@
Katsura River 桂川 – we went down to the shoreside and played flying-stone (Well I don’t know what it’s called in English, you throw stones over the water surface and bounce it)
and we tried to hit them -.-
These boats are used for the annual event in Kyoto – Cormorant Fishing 鵜飼い, in which fishermen use trained cormorant to fish in the river.
These people are waiting for riding the boat. 😀
We didn’t see the event but it looks like this. (Web photos) Is there really such fish eating cormorant size prey? >”<
So you wonder the price? It’s 1,700 yen (US$ 17) to see the performance.
Last but not least, my favorite photo for the day! xD Gimme a like if you think it’s nice! haha xD Hope you enjoyed the Arashiyama tour~