So day 2 of our trip was an eventful one.
To start our day off, we picked up a Bento box for brekky and just look at it. This was less than $6 at the Konbini.
And it was damn delicious!
For our first attraction in Kyoto, we visited the Kiyomizu Dera (Temple) which is pretty much the number 1 rated attraction in Kyoto and it's easy to see why. The temple is huge with quite a few attractions inside including a complete darkness pathway (for 100 yen) and lots of other pretty temples.
More pictures will be uploaded to an album after or during the trip :D
In addition to this, there were heaps of little other things for people to do, including two lovestones which required you to walk with your eyes closed to the other side (if you successfully did this, you will have a good relationship) and also a fortune slip for 100 yen.
My fortune..which according to SoS is on the 4th level of luck (With 1 being the best and 5th being rare). Apparently my wish will not be granted this year and I will have trouble with my funds..
But luckily for me, the temples also have a little stand where you can leave your fortune. Tying your slip onto these leaves the "bad luck" behind at the temple.
Afterwards, we headed back to Kyoto station and had lunch on level 10 -Ramen central.
On this level, Ramen shops are in every corner with girls screaming and welcoming you into the shop. Most of these ramen shops operate on a "vending machine" system in which you put money into the machine, select your food, get a slip and show it to the waitresses inside. I guess this is why tipping isn't common in Japan..
My BBQ pork ramen for $9!
After lunch, we headed towards the 'Ginkaku Temple' which literally translate into the Golden Temple and boy..was this a sight!
Unfortunately, we couldn't step inside it :(
From here, we headed towards the Hanatouro walk which only lasts for ~one week in December and luckily for us, tonight was the last night. During this walk, you follow a path around Arashiyama Kyoto which is pretty much a walk around lit up trees and the pathway and it is pretty.
Oh yeah, and we also had some Amazake (sweet sake) which was a bit too sweet for the foreign tongues of wolf and I.
On our trip home, we also encountered a "rare" vending machine (there's literally a vending machine for everything and you encounter one every 2 minutes) selling the dragonball z drink, which is pretty much tastes like Fanta..
After three tries to get the Goku branded one, I gave up with my Chaozu and Tien branded cans..
From here, we headed back to our hotel but not before picking up some Bento boxes at 7-11.
Did I mention that this only set me back $7?
At that's the end of day 2! I have heaps of videos that will be uploaded after the trip so you guys get a better feel.