Visiting Kyoto is very much like seeing alot of traditional side of Japan.. Not exactly my favourite place to be at.. Unless You like looking at TEMPLES AND SHRINES, DO NOT VISIT KYOTO
The temple is built in 1234..Its really big and built on a side of a certain hill.. The pillar is so big I felt like hugging it.. Tat-chan gave a "Erm.. I dun think you should do that" face.. So i think hugging pillars in temples are a no no.. But who would do such a crazy thing but me? Well, note to self: NO HUGGING OF PILLARS IN TEMPLES
After passing the main gate, we had to climb this big flight of steps.. Being tired from the car rides, you can see who had the most energy left after the 6 hour car ride..
After the long flight of steps after the main gate, we reach this big area with different halls for the temples.. on the right is actually an お土産 o-mi-ya-ge shop where people buy souvenir.. On the left is a prayer hall...
Walking up another flight of stairs leads us to another hall..
After the long climb up, it was time to go down.. And going down is a different route.. and as you can see the pathway behind me curves to the right, downwards.. Another one of my signature TIY (Take it yourself) shot.. Notice my flower earring.. It was a gift from Akiko-san..
Walking on somemore led me to the discovery of a Sakura trees where the sakuras have yet fallen..
Taking more stairs downwards leads us to this weird stucture.. So I can't resist another corny shot..Here's the 八橋mascot... Can you tell which is the one?
The 八橋, a Kyoto Prefecture product, which is usually red bean paste wrapped in mochi skin, shaped like a triangle.. the other version is the baked one,which is a type of biscuit, with cinnamon in it..