Exploring the vibrant old world of Gion.
My first afternoon in Kyoto, I walk all the way from my hotel up to the central Gion district, famous for it's geishas. It is a deceptively long way and the next morning I resolve to figure out how to navigate the dreaded bus system (I find trains so much easier!). As I wander though, I stumble across many a sight. Gion is beautiful, filled with shops and people. I buy myself a Japanese fan, a special purchase, before making my way up to the shrine on the top of the hill. There are stalls littered around the shrine, selling trinkets and odd little snacks. There are also a number of fox statues, which seems to be a common sight in Kyoto. That evening, after I wander back through Kyoto (seriously Google Maps is amazing), I eat Okonomiyaki for dinner. It is prepared on a hot plate right in front of me and is one Japanese food I find I don't mind so much.
Hi! I'm Louise. I am a writer, photographer, traveler, book fanatic and blogger. I love to post about my adventures and the little things I do that make life fun.
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