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Kiyomizudera is my favorite place in Kyoto. I went there three times total while I was in Japan…I love it so much! The first time I went was December 1, 2008.  I spent a while walking around by myself, and then I asked a guy to take a picture of me. We started talking,and ended up hanging out for the rest of the night. His name’s J and he’s teaching English in Osaka. We watched the sunset at Kiyomizu, and we saw a male geisha…it was so traumatizing and creepy!

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" Please let us stay as the most STUPID couple in the world. =) "

" Please let us stay as the most STUPID couple in the world. =) "

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A couple from Mayalsia took this picture.

A couple from Mayalsia took this picture.

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jay

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J and I walked back towards my guesthouse, and he got on the subway to take the train back to Osaka. He got us lost (haha) but eventually we figured out where we were. And we found a kitty!!! By the time I got back to my guesthouse, I was so exhausted! But it was such an amazing day. I love Kyoto.

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I got up early and said goodbye to the friends I made at my guesthouse. After that, I decided to spend the day walking around Kyoto. First, I went to a small shrine called Yasuikonpira-gu (that’s a mouthful!) that I wandered upon. It was a very pretty, peaceful shrine and there weren’t many people there at all.

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Brenda (:

Brenda (:

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This little guy was hanging around the shrine the whole time I was there, just enjoying the morning.

This little guy was hanging around the shrine the whole time I was there, just enjoying the morning.

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Next, I went to Entokuin. It’s a wonderful temple that was formed for Toyotomi Hideyoshi after his death, by his wife. It’s beautiful and charming and I loved it. I’d definitely recommend visiting this temple when you’re in Kyoto.

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Entokuin

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I walked through Yasaka shrine again, on my way to the Ryozen kannon. I saw a geisha at the temple near Yasaka, it was a bit unreal! The Ryozen kannon was incredible…after a 10 minute climb on a very steep staircase, you make it to the top and can look over all of Kyoto. Then I explored the kannon by myself, and it was so beautiful and amazing. I lit a candle and made a wish inside, and then spent a while just walking around the area.

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I looked up while I was taking these pictures, and these guys were just chilling....sitting there and staring at me!

I looked up while I was taking these pictures, and these guys were just chilling....sitting there and staring at me!

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Oh, Kyoto. I love you.

Oh, Kyoto. I love you.

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Ryozen Kwannon

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My candle.
My candle.

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I walked towards Kiyomizudera (which was my goal) and stopped for lunch at a cute little cafe. I had a salad, margherita pizza (!!!) and a drink and just watched people walk by. Then I walked through a little garden and finally made it to Kiyomizudera!!!

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