|The sight that greeted us as we left Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社)|
On the way back from the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove (and Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社)), we decided to explore more of the town: visiting the souvenirs shops and buying back local snacks.
|Kimonos and other Japanese souvenirs|
|Japanese inspired bags, handkerchiefs and scarves|
|More souvenir shops, snack shops/stalls and small restaurants|
|Pretty Japanese inspired umbrellas or accessories perhaps?|
|In one of the souvenir shops (we stumbled into) selling very pretty ornaments!|
We walked all the way up to Randen Arashiyama Station where the colorful art display known as the ‘Kimono Forest’, where it would have been nice to have taken a walk between the pillars and get some one-of-a-kind travel pics, but it was too hot so we gave it a miss. Still there were more than enough shops, and the tram at the station to keep us entertained. (^u^)
|Randen Arashiyama Station|
|The Kimono Forest further into the station, after the entrance and array of food stalls!|
|The entrance which leads to an array of food shops.|
|Some food to go?|
|From the entrance to the railroad tracks where the tram was parked, stalls selling all kinds of food!|
|The Randen Arashiyama Station was founded in 1910 and has been running for over 100 years. It is the only tram in Kyoto! [Source]|
|Randen Tram 嵐電|
After the visit to Randen Arashiyama Station, we proceeded to explore the nearby areas and came across another place which sold food. It was something of a food stop and we bought quite a few (food) souvenirs from there.
|A map should you lose your bearings|
So while we rested (after shopping for food souvenirs), it so happened that they were having a procession of some kind, and there were groups of children walking through the streets carrying a wooden structure. It was an interesting sight seeing pint sized little humans working together to carry something bigger then themselves (with adult supervision of course).
Well, with the procession passing us by and all that walking (and shopping), it made us hungry so we decided to have our lunch at a family restaurant right opposite the street.
- Japan Spring 2016 Itinerary 9D/8N
- Japan Trip Day 1 Kyoto
- Japan Trip Day 2 Kyoto (Arashimaya & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 3 Kyoto (Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden & Gion)
- Japan Trip Day 4 Osaka (Universal Studios)
- Japan Trip Day 5 Osaka
- Japan Trip Day 6 Kyoto - Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 7 Tokyo
- Japan Trip Day 8 Tokyo (DisneySea)
- Japan Trip Day 9 Tokyo - Singapore
- Cost Breakdown & Overview of our Japan Trip: Kyoto-Osaka-Tokyo (9 Days/8 Nights)