Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Tuesday Travels - Kyoto Part One

My week is off because of the holiday we had on I'm still calling this Tuesday Travels!

We left Yokohama and traveled to Osaka, where we would be staying for 5 nights.  We were using Osaka as our base and taking day trips from there.
We passed Mount Fuji on the way...we were lucky to have a clear day to see the top!

A train schedule for track 3.  We were taking the Hikari 475 train.

Shinkansen, or bullet trains are very comfortable.

We went to Kyoto the next day to see the sites.  We were visiting places we had never been to before.

First stop was the Arashiyama Bamboo forest.  It was much smaller than I anticipated, but it was still nice to see.

Very quiet and calm while walking through the trees...

The smells from this small shop drew us in for lunch...
Delicious yakisoba...

At the train station we found fresh roasted sweet potatoes...these are my favorites!

Next, we took a taxi to Nyan Nyan Ji, which is a cat temple themed cat cafe.  Thankfully, our driver knew where it was because it was very far off the beaten path!

There were cats everywhere!

This stuffed cat was about 6 feet tall!

There was one cat walking around but she didn't seem very interested in the people

The "shrine" area...

We had a yummy curry...

There weren't very many things that interested me for purchase, but I guess that is a good thing!

Sign out front with name of cafe and designated parking...

I'll visit the other Kyoto locations next week...stay tuned.


  1. What an amazing trip! The 6-foot cat is a bit freaky, IMO, but it's nice to see so much attention given to cats!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful trip. The food looks delicious and so many wonderful kitty things all around. We just love the photos that you shared. Have a fantastic rest of your day.
    World of Animals

  3. What a beautiful view of Mount Fuji! The photos are all lovely and so different from the Western world. The cat cafe looks a great place for a visit.

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