I started my day with a breakfast @ Minokichi, Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto, Kyoto.
First, I stopped by at Kami Kamo Jinja (Kami Kamo Shrine).
First Torii (Shrine Gate)
Noh Butai (Noh Dance Stage)
Second Torii (Second Shrine Gate)
There are two mountains of sands to purify the place.
We can find two mountains of salts at the entrance of restaurants and stores; this place is the origin for the ritual.
Unfortunately, exterior of the main hall is under renovation.
I prayed at the Main Building of Shrine and the shrine is beautiful; this shrine is registered as the World Heritage in 1994.
Then, I took Eizan Densha (Eiden: Eizan Railway) from Demachiyanagi Station to Kifuneguchi Station.
Some seats are facing windows to admire scenery.
Kifune is famous for Kifune Jinja (Kifune Shrine) and Kawadoko Lunch.
I look forward for this Kawadoko Lunch; literally it means river floor.
It’s hot during the Summer; therefore, people built a lunch place on the river to cool down.
I took an image photo.
I had this Kawadoko Lunch at Kifune-So, Kifune, Kyoto.
It’s naturally cooling!
Water is so close!
I ate my lunch in splash of water and I enjoyed it!
I love it!!!
After enjoying nice local Kyoto Cuisine, I visited Kifune Jinja.
We took a train back to Takaragaike Station.
Next is my last stop in Kyoto: Kyotsukemono Nishiri (Kyoto Pickles Shop Nishiri).
Free pickles sampling with white wine!
I arrived Kyoto Station.
While waiting for my Shinkansen, I was busy enjoying KYOTO.
First, I stopped by Gion Tsujiri (green tea speciality shop) to enjoy Green Tea and Matcha Soft Cream.
I still had more than a half hour; I also stopped by Kyoto’s local coffee shop: Inoda’s Coffee.
I had a traditional Cream Soda (melon soda with a scoop of vanilla ice cream).
Time’s up… Sayonara Kyoto.
My Shinkansen arrived, but Oops, I missed a nose of Shinkansen.
I’m going to miss this scenery.
I listened to special Disney songs by keying access code which is labeled on Sokenbicha (non-caffeine blended tea) bottles while eating dinner on Shinkansen.
I enjoyed this trip to Nara and Kyoto; I would love to visit these places again.