Monday, March 6, 2017

Day 5 - Second Day at Kyoto (Part 2) - Arashiyama Bamboo Forest

One will never miss out the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest if you are taking the Sagano Train Rides. It is within walking distance and it is definitely a must go tourist spot. There is rental bicycles service as well which you can ride it for the whole day, but due to our time’s constraint, we did not rent the bicycles as we did not plan to stay long at this spot. We followed the road signs / arrows and it lead us to the Bamboo Forest after an estimated of 20 minutes walking from the Sagano Train Station. As the weather is very cooling, so we walked leisurely to the destination. Not in a hurry though.

As we walked nearer to the Bamboo Forest, we could see those trishaws rides around. As the trishaws rides were not cheap, we opted this option out to try. Instead, we continued to walk. After trying to settle down our lunch by scouting a few nearby restaurants, we finally decided to eat at a roadside stall located at the entrance of the Bamboo Forest. Another new experience for me, another sweet memory! I think to stand by the roadside to eat without a proper table with Hubby was indeed one of the sweet memories I would like to record down. And the Udon in Japan, never fail me, no matter which roadside stall or any walk in restaurant I had tried! Really delicious.

After a fruitful lunch, we continued to explore the forest. It was green, really green! One can feel the serene in the forest with loads of fresh air to breath in. It was a deep walk in but we enjoyed every step of it.

Day 2 at Kyoto ended with another new try on dinner and supper and both meals were indeed Yummy! We tried not to eat the same type of food choice, instead, we ate different varieties on every meals so that we could cover as much as we could during this Holidays for Two! 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 5 - Second Day at Kyoto (Part 1) - Sagano Romantic Train

It was winter and the Sagano Romantic Train was not crowded at all, in fact, it was almost empty when we bought our tickets in the morning. This is a must go tourist spot so we also joined in the fun although it was winter in December. The cold winds made the rides even better, the clear sky made the sceneries so beautiful, the almost empty leaves made the views more spectacular! Every different season makes a different experience. This Sagano train ride is definitely a must go tourist spot if you are in Kyoto!

To get there is not difficult at all. If you do your readings before you are in Kyoto, Sagano Romantic Train is just located nearby Arashiyama Station.

I was so much in love with the sceneries along the Sagano Train Rides. Both of us were so busy taking the breathtaking views photos throughout the whole journey!