This is another entry where I go to Kyoto and do touristy things. The Fushimi Inari shrine is probably one of the most iconic images of Kyoto, and you’ve probably seen the above photo a thousand times. But it’s still quite amazing and beautiful in real life, so of course I had to take photos. This entry will be light on the words, because I feel like there’s only so much that can be said for this stuff.
Kyoto is such a breathtaking place, you really just need to go and see it for yourself.
So many torii gates!
Foxes are everywhere in Kyoto — they’re related to the Shinto god Inari.
Every single person ever takes this photo but… how can you not?
Cute mini torii gates!
Being a tourist, like I do.
I really like old signs.
Tragically, I had a cold that rendered me unable to taste anything, but Mike assured me this cream puff was delicious.
A random old Japanese guy demanded my camera so that he could take a photo of us. I tried to politely decline, but he insisted. If this was any other country, he probably would have stolen my camera. But this is Japan so I just ended up with a blurry photo.
A very cute shop that sold a variety of snacks, but my favourite was the karinto. I am a little obsessed with karinto. It’s a sweet and salty Japanese cracker and you can buy it almost anywhere, but this Kyoto shop sold a zillion different kinds.
Their website is here.
There were still a few tenacious cherry blossoms left when we went.
Mike attempts to take a Japanese-style cherry blossom photo. (EXTREME CLOSE UP.)
I think Kyoto is one of my favourite cities.