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.
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.
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.
Still used my phone to take photos!
And you have to watch this Instavid Jim & I took while climbing the mountain hahaha
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).
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!!
And because we were abroad, of course we had to try out McDonald’s. Lelz.
When we woke up early the next day to catch our flight, the city had been blanketed by snow.
What a beautiful sight to see right before we said goodbye to our favorite country. Until we meet again, Japan!!