I know I have yet to finish Borneo posts, but I couldn’t help but put up a post or two about our recent travel to Japan over Chuseok. This is actually our second trip, but the first one we took where we could actually do anything. The first trip Derik was out due to a terrible ankle sprain/partial ligament rupture.
On of our favorite parts of our recent trip was a visit to Kyoto. I’ve never been to a city as peaceful as Kyoto, and honestly I could totally see myself living there someday!! Nothing like riding an electric bike around for the day along the river, and watching the sunset go down (can’t forget sucking down a few cardboard cartons of sweet tea either).
Our second day in Kyoto, Derik and I rented electric bikes and headed out for Fushimi Inari Shrine. We’ve had eyes on this shrine for quite some time, and after you see pictures you’ll understand why. Fushimi is one of the most internationally recognized shrines in Japan, due to it’s thousands of torii gates to walk through. After looking at some history of this shrine, I was shocked to discover it was founded in 711AD, relocated to its current location in 861AD, and the main part of the shrine was built in the 1400’s! It’s still so hard for me to comprehend that long ago due to my own country being so young.
On the bike ride back to the hotel, I found a snow cone stand on the side of the road. Surprisingly this is the first snow cone I have come across in the last two years! For someone who is so addicted to them like myself…I was over the moon.
Would you ever visit Japan, or better yet Fushimi?