A day full of long bus rides.
From Osaka, we departed for Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. First stop is Kiyomizudera (Pure Water Temple) Buddhist Temple. Located on a hill top, there's a great view of the surrounding Kyoto.
Karen drinking real spring mineral water.
Some early cherry blossom at the temple.
Next is Nishijin Textile Centre, where there's a simple kimono fashion show. Within the textile centre, we saw an old gentleman at work on a traditional weaving machine!
After lunch, it's to the restored (not original) Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion). Not very interesting though.
Something really cute is the coffee-making machine we encountered along the way. Really have to hand it to the Japanese to think of such a creative idea.
Talking about cute stuff, see if you can figure out what these 2 devices are for...
After dinner, it's shopping at the local supermarket. Yes, some display signages are in digital format instead of paper!
Again, more photos on Soo Guan's Flickr page.