I skipped a day because apparently I only took about 4 photos the entire day. Not sure how that happened… I’m struggling to remember what I did that day. Checked out of hotel, hopped on bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, took a cab to our Kyoto hotel, and went shopping? I think? D: Man, it feels like there’s a blank in my memory. I assume we went shopping since I don’t have pics. haha
Sitting by the river… (Hmm, I think they’ve paved over the path now? See my previous photo of the riverside from my last trip.)
Yasaka-jinja, we meet again! You look quite different by day…
Yasaka is prettier at night, I think. It feels totally different when the lanterns are lit.
Then we went to walk through the shopping street, starting with Sanjo-dori, the nearest section to our hotel. I was very amused by the street’s mascot, Sanjotori, because it was a clear play on the name Sanjo-dori. Sanjo-dori = something like “third street”; tori = the word for “bird”, and usually refers specifically to chicken (especially when seen in menus). So Sanjo-dori’s mascot is Sanjo the Bird. hahaha