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Kyoto, Japan (October '15)

I know, it's been a long while since I checked back here. A whirlwind of events occurred at the end of last year, with me traveling to Japan, Taiwan, Seattle, and New Zealand (photos to come) within the last three months of 2015. Without further ado, here's what I did in Japan!

Our first day, we woke up after a long nap and explored the streets of Kyoto at night in search of anything that was still open. We stumbled by a place serving takoyaki.

Our first day, we woke up after a long nap and explored the streets of Kyoto at night in search of anything that was still open. We stumbled by a place serving takoyaki.

Early morning at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto.

Early morning at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto.

Arashiyama, the bamboo forest in the outskirts of Kyoto. A beautiful and enchanting place! Best to get there early to avoid the crowds (unlike what we did). We didn't have time to walk all the way through, but I hear there are monkeys at the top!

Arashiyama, the bamboo forest in the outskirts of Kyoto. A beautiful and enchanting place! Best to get there early to avoid the crowds (unlike what we did). We didn't have time to walk all the way through, but I hear there are monkeys at the top!

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At the entrance to Fushimi Inari-taisha. Grilled unagi (and other street vendors) everywhere!

At the entrance to Fushimi Inari-taisha. Grilled unagi (and other street vendors) everywhere!

Seared crab leg with seasoning

Seared crab leg with seasoning

Sweet purple yams

Sweet purple yams

The torii path leading to another shrine. It's always funny to see the cross between old traditions and new technology, especially in the young folks in Japan.

The torii path leading to another shrine. It's always funny to see the cross between old traditions and new technology, especially in the young folks in Japan.

I got a Calpico soda at this station. Those are the best.

I got a Calpico soda at this station. Those are the best.

Some major color and pattern inspo

Some major color and pattern inspo

Walking up to Kiyomizu-dera, "Pure water temple".

Walking up to Kiyomizu-dera, "Pure water temple".

Spirited Away feels as the sun sets and the lights turn on.

Spirited Away feels as the sun sets and the lights turn on.

Can't get enough of the colors and patterns!

Can't get enough of the colors and patterns!