Monday, March 21, 2016

Japan Travel / Kyoto / Fushimi Inari

   Follow us through 10'000 toriis     



The first destination on our Japan travelling session as you might have already guessed was Kyoto!!
wuhuu yeah Kyoto is a really must see in Japan, since it was the capitol once and is still one of the most cultural and historical cities in whole Japan. 

For all our long distances in Japan by train we used the Japan Rail Pass
Maybe you heard of Shikansen which is one of the fastest trains in the world.
With this we travelled around and normally a ticket it quite expensive.
But for foreigners this special pass is available.
You have to order and buy it in advance (max 3 months prior your travel) when you're still at home at
Then you'll get a ticket which you have to activate as soon as you are in Japan at one of many JR stations. With this you can then travel limitless for the specific time you payed for.
If you plan to see much it's definetely cheaper then just buying every ticket seperately.

 One of the most famous places in Kyoto is the Fushimi Inari Shrine. 
This Shintō shrine is dedicated to the Inari god, which appears as a fox and is the kami 神, god of fertility and rice. Moreover it's the most visited shinto shrine in all over Japan.
  The shrine is located on the base of the mountain also called Inari and contains a path up the mountain which is approx. 4 km long and takes 2 hours to walk.
Aaand of course we hiked the way up and down all under these wonderful red gates. All together there are over 10'000 and each of them is donated by a japanese business! 

Come with me in a different world
In Kyoto we stayed 2 nights at Hostel Len
A very charming and comfy hostel, even it's quite cheap.
Also the staff was very friendly and helpful!
and omg the cappuccino was beeest hahaa

on our way to fushimi inari
Laura and Angela, cool as fuck! ೕ(•̀ㅂ•́ )
we definetely need those in Switzerland too xD
arrived at one of the main buildings of fushimi inari
and tamara off to take lots of insane pictures (´∀`)♡
station for purification
Gate on gate the dense path started trough these beautiful landscape! Within this forest the cicades got quite loud sometimes. It was like walking to a different world under these endless gates.
On the way we passed many lovely sub shrines

you can buy one and draw what you like or write a wish

on the top we saw this adorable fountain
finally downstairs hahaha

Waah oh god so exhausted haha but definetely worth it!!
For me who only saw Tokyo this was a completely different side of Japan 
So traditional and magical yet so real, undescribable!
Definetely want to visit again, maybe on a different season or when a festival takes place.

Next I show you Arashiyama bamboo forest, Okochi Sanso a japanese garden and Kiyomizu Dera the famous temple of Kyoto!

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