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I totally forgot about my last batch of Japan photos!! Here’s a photo diary of our last day in Kyoto when we went there for our honeymoon! So here’s a photo diary I hope you enjoy it as much as much as the other Japan entries :) Some photos taken with my iPhone 6, other with my Sony NEX 5N.

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Cutie pie

Cutie pie

UGH ganda

UGH ganda

The walk to the temple is lined with so many vendors and they insist on giving out samples of their items

The walk to the temple is lined with so many vendors and they insist on giving out samples of their items

Here’s a brief background of the shrine we visited from what I gathered: There are 2 major religions practiced in Japan – Shintoism and Buddhism. In Shinto, people believe in kami or the Japanese word for god or spirit. Inari is the kami of general prosperity and worldly success. A lot of people visit the shrine to pray for their businesses but first and foremost Inari is the god of rice.

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Unfortunately we did not enjoy the taste of this but we felt bad about throwing it away

Unfortunately we did not enjoy the taste of this but we felt bad about throwing it away

We kept it in our hands for about 20 minutes hahaha until we finally found the strength to let it go. Sorry, little dried fishies!!

We kept it in our hands for about 20 minutes hahaha until we finally found the strength to let it go. Sorry, little dried fishies!!

How about some grilled bamboo shoots?

How about some grilled bamboo shoots?

Nope, I wasn't feeling adventurous enough to try it huhu

Nope, I wasn’t feeling adventurous enough to try it huhu

Candied fruits

Candied fruits

We decided to go inside one of the restaurants and we had comfort food. Mmmmm katsudon!!

We decided to go inside one of the restaurants and we had comfort food. Mmmmm katsudon!!

Salmon sashimi!

Salmon sashimi!

Tuna sashimi!

Tuna sashimi!

Buddha beads

Buddha beads

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Modern geisha

Modern geisha

Hello poh napakalameeeeg

Hello poh napakalameeeeg

Saw this cutie and I just had to love him

Saw this cutie and I just had to love him

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"lady, leave me be"

“lady, leave me be”

Sup

Sup

Statues of foxes, or kitsune in Japanese, are found all around the shrine. They are Inari’s messengers (Inari is also the kami of foxes) and they usually have a key to the rice granary in their mouths.

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We came across this fountain where people were scooping water and washing their hands with it.

We came across this fountain where people were scooping water and washing their hands with it.

I tried it out thinking it would be warm but I almost got frostbite after. Hihihi.

I tried it out thinking it would be warm but I almost got frostbite after. Hihihi.

Can you believe my camera's battery died after taking this photo? I forgot to charge it after 4 days of usage. Huhu.

Can you believe my camera’s battery died after taking this photo? I forgot to charge it after 4 days of usage. Huhu.

Still used my phone to take photos!

Jim "collecting energy" according to him

Jim “collecting energy” according to him

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Hi!

Hi!

And you have to watch this Instavid Jim & I took while climbing the mountain hahaha

FATALITY

A video posted by @jimbacarro on

So… I had no idea that the mountain would take 2 hours to climb. There were so many tiny steps and if you remember, I sprained my ankle back in December and I still haven’t fully recovered until now (I’ve finally scheduled my physical therapy for tomorrow!). So after a very leisurely pace of 1 and a half hours, ankle couldn’t take the climb anymore! Sobrang sayang! But at least we got halfway up (or at least I think this was halfway up).

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It was a great experience and I’m sure the view would have been even better from the top. I vow (vow talaga?!!?!) to climb a mountain for real when my ankle isn’t banged up anymore!!

Took a train back to Kyoto Station. It was snowing!!

Took a train back to Kyoto Station. It was snowing!!

Went to the mall to do a bit of shopping

Went to the mall to do a bit of shopping

And because we were abroad, of course we had to try out McDonald’s. Lelz.

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Ebi Filet-O was good

Ebi Filet-O was good

Teriyaki Burger was underwhelming

Teriyaki Burger was underwhelming

You have the option to make your iced tea sweet or not

You have the option to make your iced tea sweet or not

Then we spotted some guys playing games!

Then we spotted some guys playing games!

Look at this expensive Magic The Gathering card!

Look at this expensive Magic The Gathering card!

Jim got Superstars too <3

Jim got Superstars too <3

Grabbed dinner and drinks before catching the free shuttle back to our hotel

Grabbed dinner and drinks before catching the free shuttle back to our hotel

When we woke up early the next day to catch our flight, the city had been blanketed by snow.

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What a beautiful sight to see right before we said goodbye to our favorite country. Until we meet again, Japan!!

♥,
Saab

Saab

21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mawi

    March 10, 2015

    Hi Saab! May extra fee ba yung WWOHP or kasama na dun sa entrance fee? Thanks! :)

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      Saab

      March 10, 2015

      Kasama na sa entrance fee :)

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    Jamie

    March 10, 2015

    Siguro ang cute cute kapag may babies na kayo and then you bring them to Japan! I’ll be waiting for that blog entry!

    Btw, what do you think about the new Macbook? The space grey and gold ones are to die for!!

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      Saab

      March 12, 2015

      Owemmmmmmmmmmmmmm Bacarro babies lelzzzzzz hahaaha!! UGH I just bought a Macbook so I’m trying not to think of the new one they’re releasing. Hahahaha! I like my ports xx But that gold one ;_;

  3. Reply

    Jen

    March 10, 2015

    Hi saab! I swear i cried buckets on your wedding video

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      Saab

      March 12, 2015

      Aww <3

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    Jen

    March 10, 2015

    I will be going to Osaka next month! Ive been waiting for your Osaka posts for some tips

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      Saab

      March 12, 2015

      Hi Jen! I only went to Osaka for Universal Studios and dinner at Matsusaka, balikan lang ako doon. You can read my post about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, that’s the only entry I have about Osaka :)

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    Camille

    March 11, 2015

    I was there with my family two weeks ago. Di nga lang namin narating yung top–I sprained my ankle on the way up and was limping the rest of the day haha. Sayang. I’d love to go back though. Ganda! :)

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      Saab

      March 12, 2015

      Awww same tayo sprained ankle ang may sala!!

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    secretwalangclue

    March 11, 2015

    sure ka ba na last na to? haha moar!!

    i really enjoy your blog the best among others! (especially the food comments =P)

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      Saab

      March 12, 2015

      Hihi thank you :)

  7. Reply

    Trina

    March 12, 2015

    Bakit ang gaganda ng skin niyo ni Jim? I can already imagine you both having *~flawless~* babies!

    Oh and that Ebi burger!!!

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      Saab

      March 17, 2015

      Hihihi thank you!!

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    Dara

    March 13, 2015

    Japan is my favorite country too, been there twice pa nga lang hehe and both in Tokyo, looking forward on visiting Kyoto and Osaka naman nainspire ako sa Japan diaries mo to come back.:)

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    April

    March 14, 2015

    Too bad this was your last Japan post Saab, but I enjoyed all of it especially staring at those super cool superstars of yours! Ang perfect tingnan nung black, gray and white combination ng leggings(?), socks and shoes haha!

    And! what kind of camera was in the photo? Coollll :)

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      Saab

      March 17, 2015

      Thank you!!<3 My Sony Nex 5n :)

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    Christine

    March 19, 2015

    The death stairs of Fushima Inari. I couldn’t even make it halfway ;(

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      Saab

      March 19, 2015

      You and me both :/

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    Malja Lee

    March 24, 2015

    your travel posts relax me idk they’re my favorite!

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Yay <3

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