Next on the list of a life time
• Kyoto Japan •

Population: 1.474 million

Everything is new when your looking with a different outlook

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Kyoto is beautiful, it doesn’t have the tense build up of the city and hosts some incredible sights, flooded with temples, gardens and the famous Geisha district. When speaking to a few people in Tokyo, this repeatedly came up as one of their favourite spots.

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The attitude of the people here seems a lot more laid back. Although Kyoto respectfully hosts a lot of traditions of Japan, it also has a contemporary edge to make things very sufficient and easy. We spent most of our time hitting up temples and learning about Japanese culture.

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Arashiyama is the spot. Temples, Monkeys, Bamboo Forest – what else could you ask for?

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Jet lagged worked in our favour, arriving at the forrest at the crack of dawn it was almost empty, only the odd person every now and then. I took advance of the perfect lighting,  the secluded forrest and setting up my camera then getting on to one knee, I asked my best friend, soul buddy and adventure goddess to marry me. 🙂

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She said Yes!

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I could feed you images of these places all day, the whole atmosphere was so different to what I’m used to, I highly recommend those of you thinking about going to Japan to do it, and take the time to see more then just Tokyo.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine

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Kinkaku – JI

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I had no idea how much I would fall for Japan, but it seems I can’t get enough.

In part °3 , I venture further down Japan before heading back to the heart of it all – Tokyo – where I find some of my favourite spots in Japan and have a bizarre encounter.

Follow the story to Part III

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