Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Arashiyama

Today we visited Arashiyama in Kyoto. First we went to the famous bamboo forest. It was pretty crowded, but we managed to take a few good pictures 
 
Right after that we took a walk around the garden next to Tenryu-ji, a Zen temple.
Arashiyama has quite a few attractions and it was packed the day we visited! To escape the crowds on the main road we decided to visit Iwatayama monkey park. As we hiked up the main road we already met some of the residents.
After a brisk 20 minute walk we arrived at the hilltop where you can feed the monkeys from inside a hut. We sat down on a bench and enjoyed the sunny weather. There were plenty of monkeys wandering around, climbing up the feeding hut, lying in the sun grooming each other and climbing up trees. After watching them for a while we took the road back down the hill.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Meiji Jingu

Today we visited Meiji Jingu. Meiji Jingu is a Shinto shrine situated in Shibuya, Tokyo. Before you arrive at the shrine itself, you have to enter a forested area through a huge torii gate and walk by two displays of sake and french wine barrels which were offered to the shrine.
The forest also contains a garden. Sadly, we didn't visit at the best time. In June, the garden will be full of blooming irises and other flowers!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sensoji Temple in Asakusa

 
Today we visited Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. It was just five minutes to the temple from our apartement, so we went there first thing in the morning. We're still tired from the jetlag, but the temple was a great experience!
While taking a walk around the temple area, we met some fellow travellers and took some pictures with them!" (naganekoshop)


for lunch we had some Onigiri - rice balls, that come with different fillings. The perfect snack for a busy day of sightseeing and after following the steps for unpacking them we sat down for a tasty meal.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tokyo National Museum

Yesterday, after a 12 hour flight, we arrived in Tokyo! We didn't have enough energy left to explore much, but we just had dinner and a walk around our new neighbourhood in Asakusa. 
Today, our first stop was the Tokyo National Museum. There was so much to see, from a small collection of sword and lance blades, to clothes, calligraphy and ink drawings. Wonderful!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Back home

We are back home in Kassel. It was a long and beautiful journey! Thank you Cynthia for everything! Hope you follow our new adventures.

Next destination: Japan

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Last day in Mexico

Today is our last day in Mexico! Thank you to Cynthia for all the nice adventures! It was a long time with her and we made a lot of fotos. These we forgot to post!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Rendezvous at Palacio de Bellas Artes

 Today we had a rendezvous on the terrace in front of "Palacio de Bellas Artes"
 
 Here w are!