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Nippon over to Japan (Part 14: Kyoto. continued)

If you’re new to this blog then welcome and welcome back to my current followers.  This is the 14th part of my series ‘Nippon over to Japan’, the previous 13 parts have been dedicated to Arriving in Tokyo, Ryogoku, Tokyo (Sumo Town), Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo, Food in Tokyo, Food in Tokyo (Part 2), Tokyo all round, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Osaka to Kobe, Nara, Kyoto and Kyoto (Part 2).  As you’ll see, Tokyo and Kyoto have a few parts dedicated to them because they’re just so big and each has so many attractions, it would be difficult to compress it all into one post.

So, in the previous two posts I have talked about the monkey sanctuary, Gion, the typhoon that was passing over at the time, this post is really just going to be photographs and a few little bits about some other sights to see in Kyoto.  One place worth visiting, especially if you are looking for the typical iconic photograph below is the Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha), located at Fushimi-ku, Kyoto.  This shrine as at the top of a small mountain approximately 200m above sea level, what is most impressive about this shrine is the 4km trail that leads to the top, the walk takes approximately 1.5-2 hours depending on your fitness and all along the trail are the iconic red and black tori-gates, you’ll always see pictures of this sight on any tourism website for Japan.

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As for food, there is good and there is the bad and when I say bad I mean never put this in your mouth bad – Japanese food remains my favourite cuisine but I implore that you never try the dish below – Organ of crab (whatever the fuck that is supposed to be).

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Then there is the good, this was possibly one of my favourite pieces of sushi from the trip – marinated yellowtail.

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Now for a little reel of pretty photos 🙂

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The final part of this series I will be putting a cap on travel to Japan, until my next visit there that is.  I hope you’re enjoying this series up to now.  Remember to follow the links to the previous ‘Nippon over to Japan’ series.  🙂

Bye for now, Matt.

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