We loved trying all the various street foods. The “patat-tornado” was one of the favourites.Dragon, cherry tree and temple all in one photo. Heian Shrine. Looks very peaceful in this photo. But there were about 10,000 people next to me taking pictures and admiring the view.Girls purchased Made in Kyoto purses. Amazing how a new purse can put a little hop in your step.Every morning the kids walked over to the local playground to mingle with the local children. They drew together, played football and exchanged chewing gum. It was a highlight of their day.Preserved veggies in the Nishiki Market in Kyoto. They look like they’re buried in sand but one man told me it was a sort of rice flour.Kids favorite snack in Japan. Pickled cucumber on a stick.Babies love Tom. This one spent half an hour showing him places on the map.These flowers smelled heavenly.Cherry blossom blizzard.Now back to Italy. We’ll miss Japan and the lovely people who live there.
On bike ride around Kyoto. Many temples/shrines were visited, many kilometres were cycled. And there was only one small accident involving Chloe (surprise) and a pile of garbage bags.At the entrance to Fushimi Inari Shrine. The colours were so vibrant.Four kilometer walk up the mountain under thousands of red gates (at Fushimi Inari). On the way back down the path.Cherry blossom bee.Very old door at Nijo Castle.A visit to the world famous Zen Garden of Ryonji.
Luckily for once I was actually looking in front of me while biking. This could have had a painful ending.