Every time I'm in Kyoto I question my decision to live in Tokyo. Kyoto is much more mellow, less crowded, and even if there are so many tourists, it's such a great city. There is beauty everywhere you look, and you can cycle all across it and avoid trains and buses. Tokyo is the business and pop culture centre of Japan, so that's where I must be for the time being.
Our weekend was packed as usual, but I managed to spend some quality time with this girl and eat the best all-vegetable based dishes at this healthy version of an izakaya. I loved the vegetable tempura, grilled onion, soy-based tsukemen, and kiwi avocado smoothie.
We visited some shrines, and one of them was Kamigamo, a World Heritage site. We learned about how they build the wooden roofs and had a guided visit of the site, and wrote a wish on a piece of bark. I also made sure to make some time for matcha by the river, and of course Shinshindo.
Kyoto makes me feel so happy and peaceful.
|Shinshindo keeps it real|
|on the outskirts of Kyoto|
|Kamigamo is a Shinto sanctuary|
|I loved this|
|Kyoto also has Omotesando Koffee|
|It rained a tiny bit|
|standing on the tracks|