Kyoto / Day 1

Let's all shed a quiet tear now that I have left the gorgeous Miyajima. I mean, it's not like being in Kyoto (Japan's cultural capital) is bad or anything, but I will miss those beaches!

After an uneventful journey on the Shinkansen back through Osaka, I arrived sweaty and hungry at my accommodation in Kyoto - The Royal Park. Sounds fancy, but it's pretty bare-bones. 

Once I was settled in, I decided I needed to make the most of the good weather in Kyoto, as Typhoon Vongfong (yes, another typhoon. My luck, right?) was baring down on us and would probably hit the next day. I decided to return to one of my favourite places in Kyoto - Fushimi Inari Shrine. It's well known for its thousands of red and orange torii gates, which guide you through a number of trails into the gorgeous forest of the sacred Mount Inari. You may also recognise it from the film Memoirs Of A Geisha.

I could spend hours here, exploring all the different passages!

Shrine cat! :3

It's such a picturesque location, it's hard not to spend the whole time taking photos!

All in all, it was a beautiful way to spend my first day in Kyoto.