Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari





This weekend I went to Arashiyama and Fushimi Inari! I went to Arashiyama on Saturday, and Fushimi Inari on Monday, so I guess it wasn’t technically the weekend…


Arashiyama was such a blast!  I went with some people from the school, and also with a couple of Japanese girls we met!  The first thing we did was eat – there was sooo much food.

Curry ramen

After that we went to see the Arashiyama monkey park!  The monkeys are wild animals, so you can’t get close to them, but they just roam freely!  It was so neat to see them just living and interacting with the buildings and the visitors.

Monkey Mountain, as it were
Monkey friends cleaning each other

The area around the park was so beautiful.  I’m a little upset about how Japan sort of ropes off all the nature.  You can see it, but you can’t get to it.  I want to be out with the trees!

Found a fish

After the monkey park, we went to the bamboo forest!

I love bamboo
More bamboo to love

We also went to some temples and shrines nearby…but I don’t remember the names. (;﹏;)

On Monday, I met my friend Grace!  She’s from UNT also, but she’s studying abroad up at Ristumeikan in Kyoto!  We went to Fushimi Inari!

The orange everywhere…(*゚∀゚*)

Little shrines…

Wonderful view from way up there!

I loved all the smaller shrines!  And the view was sooo pretty.  You could see almost all of Kyoto.  We went to a big, quiet temple near Kyoto-eki after that to wind down…again, I forgot the name. ( •́  •̀) It was really, really nice though, I loooved it.

It was an exciting weekend of outings!  I can’t wait to go even more places!