Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Japan Day 2: Kyoto Temples


The morning started with a campus Tour of Ryukoku University, the wonderful school that is hosting our stay here in Kyoto.  After we meet our lovely student buddies, Natsumi and Keiko, we were taken to Izusen, for an authentic vegetarian Japanese lunch. I have no idea about half the stuff I ate but there were delicious and I'm trying to be adventurous with food here and try and eat everything.

All these pictures at Kinkakuji or Golden Pavillion Temple
The rest of the afternoon was spent at Kinkakuji Temple or the Golden Pavilion, Ryoanji Temple and Kiyomizu Temple. Most of the pictures shown here are from Kinkakuji and Kiyomizu which were the most spectacular.



I finished the day souvenir shopping where I just had to buy myself an authentic silk Japanese fan to keep me cool in this insanely hot weather.

I later took it for a stroll in the evening to grab dinner with my group mates.


22 comments:

gillybeancandyjar said...

must be so muggy there now! The temples look so beautiful and serene. Good choice on the fan :)

Alci said...

Best post ever!! I LOVE your Zara skirt.. I tried it myself but I felt I looked huge lol. So I passed.. but you look amazing in that bright orange skirt! And those pics are awesomeeee! I love the first pic.. great place to eat with the nature sorrounding you..

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Cee said...

What an amazing day you must have had, Mina! The shots are all absolutely spectacular, and I love that your skirt seems to fit in with the architecture :)
xox,
Cee

Love at First Blush said...

These photos remind me of my trip to Japan 2 years ago! I hope you are having a great time there. Japan is such a wonderful place to visit.

The food looks so delicious. I love their presentation and the small bite sizes.

Rocs said...

Gorgeous!!!
I so envy you!!
Is it me or the first pictures (those with the temples) are modified a little too much? The colours seem unnatural...
Can't wait to see the next posts!
Have fun!!

Alice in vintageland said...

So beautiful: Both Japan and you! I love the photos: you can't even tell you didn't use the SLR. I love the temples and the food looks so good. And yes, be adventurous, it's Japan! Kisses:)

modniza said...

fabulos! esti fericita ca ai ajuns acolo! puuup.vacanta placuta!

sacramento said...

Your post makes me want to take a plane and join you in Kioto, ahhhhhhhhhhh such fantastic pis.
You look so beautiful in that magic skirt and your lovely smile.
Besos

Cecille said...

AMAZING places!! :X

AzaharaJS said...

oohhhh I want!!!
I hate you, yes!!! jiji

kisses
AzaharaJS

Laura Tenshi said...

Awwww, you're finally in Japan ! I am so glad you chose such a beautiful destination for your holiday. So much eye candy !
I would live in one of those temples, the scenery is surreal.
I am crazy about your skirt and fan.

Ana said...

love your Japan-inspired skirt..
have a nice trip!

Anaivilo said...

Ok, I am dying here. The photos are simply aagnificent and oh those temples are just insanely beautiful. I love that girl in the yukata, I would really love to wear one, and your skirt is very lovely!:D

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Awesome pictures!

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Special K said...

MAJOR envy ♥

classiq said...

Wow, you're in Japan! How wonderful! I must catch my breath to take in all the beauty in these photos. Have a fantastic time! :)Ada

Meisha.Style said...

loving your skirt!

did you make your wish in the temple?

julianne. said...

your pictures are breathe taking,
but not as unbelievably breathe taking as you!
what an amazing tripp! wow! <3


p.s. yes I LOVE my job at bcbg. absolutely love it. thats so cool we have that in common. xx

Cara said...

Gorgeous photos, it looks amazing there! It is so fun to keep up with you on your travels, looking forward to the next post!
xo Cara
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Lynn {hearted girl} said...

Mina, you are such a beauty and are surrounded with every color from the spectrum. the photos are stellar, thank you for sharing your incredible journey. i'm sure your spirit is in full flight with all divinity you're seeing and feeling. ♥

Anda Zelenca said...

Wow, you're so soooo lucky!:X

Lori said...

Your SO lucky to be in such a beautiful place! Thank you so much for sharing your pictures with all of us :)


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