Monday, 10 August 2015

Kyoto's Sights- Pavilion, Temples and Shrines + Isetan's Food Department Store / Depachika

Kinkaku-ji or Golden Pavilion is one of Japan's best known sights.

ticket to the pavilion

 Cheesecakes in Matcha and Sesame Flavours

Snow Crab Stick

Impressive views of the hills from Kiyomizu-dera 清水寺, literally Pure Water Temple.

 Scenic views from the huge wooden veranda of Kiyomizu-dera, 
one of the most celebrated temples in Japan.


Fushimi Inari Taisha is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, 
the god of rice, sake and prosperity.

The Yasaka Shrine (Yasakajinja), also known as the Gion Shrine, 
is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto.

Prayers and messages for the kami written on wooden plaques 
 in this case small torii.  

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan never ceases to amaze.

We had a quick lunch at Isetan's department food floor or "depachika" 
located on levels B1 and B2.

Chicken with egg and rice

Fried chicken with egg and rice
Simple yet so delicious.

Red Bean and White Bean Cake

White Bean Cake
These are amazing!

Seriously? Melon approximately A$108 each and Cherry Tomatoes at A$194 a box?!?

Just a tip for travellers, places to exchange money are extremely difficult to find in Japan.
We found this money exchange machine at the ground floor level of Isetan Department Store just beside the entrance and surprise surprise we found yet another one in our hotel (Rihga Royal Hotel). 

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