japan day 4 – kyoto . sanjusangendo . hisago . ichiran

Quick breakfast from Family Mart before we rush down to the shrine. Got the braised pork onigiri which was from the premium range and a chicken & egg sandwich. Both are very nice! Very filling.

Soymilk smoothie with fruits. Waaaa… I really like this leh! Why Singapore don’t have? Smoothie is very thick due to the bananas, had to wait a while for it to come out. 😆

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Sanjusangendo. It was closed when we came yesterday.

Let me just go somewhere to steal some pictures first, so that I can show you how amazing this place is. We’re not allowed to take pictures inside. ☹

Tadaa!

Some brief history from Wiki.
The main deity of the temple is Sahasrabhuja-arya-avalokiteśvara or the Thousand Armed Kannon. The statue of the main deity was created by the Kamakura sculptor Tankei and is a National Treasure of Japan. The temple also contains one thousand life-size statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon which stand on both the right and left sides of the main statue in 10 rows and 50 columns. Of these, 124 statues are from the original temple, rescued from the fire of 1249, while the remaining 876 statues were constructed in the 13th century. The statues are made of Japanese cypress clad in gold leaf. The temple is 120- meter long. Around the 1000 Kannon statues stand 28 statues of guardian deities. There are also two famous statues of Fūjin and Raijin.

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Got my fortune again! It’s still good. 😥

We are allowed take pictures outside the praying hall.

This looks like cherry blossom? Not sure. 🤔

Plum blossoms.

Freesias smells very niceeee.

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Another temple. Don’t know the name. Hahahhahahaha! It was somewhere nearby.

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Maple pretzel for a snack before we head for dinner.

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Oyako don at Hisago! I have craved a long time for this. It’s still good. 😋😋😋 Can never find anything that’s close to this in Singapore.

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Then favourite dango with sweet salty miso sauce for dessert! Shop’s name is Tanbaya. This is a must get!

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Coffee at Tsukiji Cafe, not the fish market. The decor is pretty.

Ordered assam tea, tastes just like lipton tea. Chocolate is meh. Weiner coffee is coffee with cream.

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Just strolling around.

Saw these cute easter treats.

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Then it was time for a late dinner at Ichiran. Safe place for ramen.

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One last supper in Kyoto, clearing the food that we still have.

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