I had a later start than usual as I went to bed late last night. I took my own sweet time getting ready and I’m now having breakfast at Yodobashi Kyoto at 11:15am!
I was supposed to spend a day at Gion, Imperial Palace and it’s surrounding area today but I think I might head down to Nara today. (I haven’t even researched about what to do there… Just going to wing it).
I’ve never seen this many foreigners in Japan before. Even at Osaka, my roommates were mainly Japanese. I guess Kyoto is quite popular, especially Nara.
Getting to Nara took nearly 50mins and it’s actually a minute faster than coming here from Osaka Station. I saw so many deers and I have to applaud them for their intellect. They will act cute for food but if you don’t have what they want, they immediately turn around so that you won’t get a good picture 😂 Some of them even know how to bow! I even had one chewing my my earphones because he thought it was good! Then another one licked me and started following me. Mind you, I didn’t even buy those deer foods.
After going to both Todai-ji and Kofuku-ji Temples, I went to the infamous mochi man and it was amazing! His mochi was really good and I was surprised I liked it because I normally hate having red bean.
I even went on a tax-free shopping spree and brought a lot of my fave heated eye masks, makeup, and skin care. I think I might do another shopping spree when I’m in Tokyo or when I get back to Osaka.
I didn’t stay in Nara for dinner as I wanted to unload my shopping. And so, I went back to my hotel and packed them in my luggage. Dinner was easy because I craved for sushi and went to one nearby. Nothing fancy but good food. I even went on a light exercise after that and bought stuff from Uniqlo in preparation for Sapporo – taking advantage of TAX FREE!
P.S Shay Mitchell is also in Kyoto! And we’re going to all of the same places!