My last day in Kyoto. And I felt sad about leaving this city. There was still plenty things to see, but I’ll do that another time. Today I was heading to the Golden Pavilion Temple, Kinkaku-ji.
Instead of a noise they play different kinds of bird sounds when there’s green light at the crossings. (cuckoo-cuckoo)
I was passing by a lot of temples and shrines on my way there since Kyoto is full of them.
There are so many temples and shrines in Kyoto, all very beautiful. This one definitely stands out though. I remember me as a 17 year old kid looking at pictures the Golden Pavilion, and how much I wanted to go there. Now when I’m here it didn’t feel that special. Of course the building is spectacular. But it just felt like another tourist attraction.
I found a restaurant nearby to for a late lunch and a sit down.
I walked back to the central Kyoto when I found this really cute postcard/print shop. I rarely buy postcards, but this time I couldn’t resist.
I found a café nearby called Cafe Bibliotic Hello!
I’m sitting by the window which is covered by big plants. In the background tacky Hawaiian music is playing on low volume and the girl next to me is knitting something. The man opposite me is really enjoying his cigarette, and I’m thinking that it feels so cinematic and old fashioned to smoke indoors. Two girls a couple of years older than me keeps coming by the large bookshelf where I’m sitting to replace their magazines they’ve finished reading.
I like this café, I feel calm to be here and in Japan. It’s a new environment where everything feels exciting.
On my way back to the hostel I walked by a small market where they were selling a lot of weird stuff. And a lot of fish that almost made me throw up because of the smell.
Back at the hostel I sat down in the back of the bar to enjoy a draft beer and to rest me feet, before I needed to back my bags to be ready to leave Kyoto early tomorrow morning.