I’m Daniel Stenberg, a UI/UX designer from Stockholm. I also do a bit of hobby photography.

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Japan – Day 10 – Temples

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When I woke up all my room mates were out of bed and gone already. So I thought I should do the same. Let’s go explore Kyoto!

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Cute to have the menu painted on the wall


I found this hidden french/japanese cafe, Cafe Kocsi, where I had a really nice potato soup for lunch.

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It was pouring down again, but after a long break I decided to continue to the first temple (To be honest, there are so many shrines and temples so I can’t remember the name of it)

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Before I was on my way to another temple a group of school kids approached  me, reading from a paper “Can we ask you some questions?” Like the people I’ve met before they wanted to know what I was doing in Japan and where I was from. I guessed they had a school assignment to go speak english to people.

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I’ve always found traditional Japanese architecture beautiful. I would have liked to see the construction of a temple in the old days.

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I walked around in this area for a bit, I just found it so relaxing. There weren’t many people around. But there was one more temple I wanted to see today, and I decided to take a longer route there because I found these stairs. I couldn’t resist finding out where they would take me.

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They led to an abandoned water park. But the road continued up hill form there and I decided to follow it until I hopefully reached the top of this mountain.

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The road got smaller and smaller until I reached what sadly was the top of this mountain, a car park. But on the way there a couple of cars had stopped on the side and I wondered why. I had a quick look. An old man sat in the drivers seat drawing Hentai.

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To get to the temple I was planning on going I had to go down half of this mountain and then back up on another one.
I came up on the wrong side, but that was worth it, just because I got the see the temple from the distance.

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I’ve heard about this, if you can walk from this stone to the other one with your eyes closed you’ll be lucky for the rest of your life. Or something like that.
Correction: They’re love stones. If you manage to walk from one to the other, you’re suppose to find true love.

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With a tired mind and feet I ended up at the bar at the hostel, planning on having a early night. But instead I met two swedes who reminded me it was Midsummer in Sweden now.


Looking up lyrics to schnapps songs

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So we went to a karaoke place near the hostel to sing some ABBA.

I’m Daniel Stenberg. A user experience/interface designer from Stockholm. (I also do a bit of hobby photography)

Comments 1
  • Armand
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    Armand Armand

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    Nice gallery of photos. A couple I think would look great colored from B/W to coloured. Hope you don’t mind. Personal use only! Thank you for the ocular feast.