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Zoe Raymond|Fitness & Yoga|Beauty & Fashion

Visiting Arashiyama & Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

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My travel buddies must have breakfast before they start each day. I stopped having breakfast after the 2nd day cause it is too early for me to eat anything. Hahaha! But here was a simple sandwich breakfast before we started the fulfilling day!

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Exciting day cause we were visiting Arashiyama & Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto!!

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We also bought tickets for The Saga Scenic Railway which runs seven kilometers from Arashiyama to nearby Kameoka, mostly alongside the pretty Hozu River. The trains travel at a maximum speeds of about 25 km/h during their 25 minute journey, so passengers can enjoy the scenery without it rushing by too quickly.
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Cause we were in between seasons when we were there, the view wasn't fantastic. Asmo and Janice was there last year in Autumn and they saw beautiful leaves. Would definitely want to take this scenic railway again when I return during Cherry Blossoms period!
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We also came across some ponies at the station!
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Arashiyama (嵐山) is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto! After the train ride, we had to go walk through those bamboo forest! Mandatory tourist shots with the high bamboo trees and eat green tea ice cream.
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Was saving my calories for this shot! :D
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Boys enjoying their desserts (more than the girls)
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Cherry Blossoms were starting to bloom!

After Arashiyama, we headed to Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) which is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.
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It was mission impossible to take a good shot at Inari Shrine cause it was packed with people! Be there early if you wish to take some decent shots without any photo bombs!

And as we were leaving Inari, we stopped by a souvenir shop to get a nice tori gate ornament. As I was making payment, I saw this pretty mother holding her little daughter!!
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I had to ask for a photo with this cute mother and daughter in kimono!!

We heeaded to Gion next for some sightseeing and dinner!
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Pretty blooms!

Always looking out for cherry blossoms when we were there. I really want to go back to see Japan and cherry blossoms soon!! x

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