Saturday, November 30, 2013

Toji Temple flea market 东寺弘法市

The popular flea market is held on the 21st of each month at Toji Temple from the early morning hours until around 4.30pm. 

We got ready to cycle there by 8am.
(thanks to Anteroom, we could use the bicycle for a few hours for free!)


We reached Toji in 10 minutes.


A lot of nice things to see!

It's autumn and it's the time to enjoy chestnut!



京都府京都市南区九条町1, 601-8473, Japan

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hostel 64 Osaka

Like Anteroom, Hostel 64 Osaka was renovated from a retro old building.

It's a cool place and the staffs were very friendly and helpful.
Highly recommended! 

This was taken in front of Family Mart nearby the hostel.

The first thing attracted me in this hostel: the handrail!

 And my favourite corner in the common area.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Music: Anna莊啟馨 《蹲在小丑城》Clown City


我无法不推荐的大马女创作歌手-庄启馨。



我还在期待可以看到她的现场演出和购买她的专辑-Tack (唱片行好像都没在卖)。
暂时上youtube播来听~

Guesthouse Itoya, Kyoto

Our 3rd guesthouse for the trip -Itoya.
I got to know from KL who was also doing research on accommodation in Kyoto.

We thought of staying in tatami style room, hence Itoya as our choice.

It isn't near to any subway but public bus is very convenient.
We bought daily pass for 500yen per day and we can hop on hop off limitless for the day.

Anyway, we had a hard time finding our way to this guesthouse.
My fault for not checking properly upon departure from Nara.
We walked from Niji station (which is very far away!) and after an hour of walking to find 浄福寺通 and asking people for direction, we made it!

 Such a relief when we saw the entrance. *phew*

 The most beautiful corner in the 80-year-old wooden house.

And one more surprise for coffee lover -the pantry is equipped with ground coffee, filter cup and filter paper for hand brew coffee!
That's how I had my coffee fix every morning here. :)

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Black & white film.





Guesthouse Itoya, Nishijin Kyoto

202, Arima-cho, Kamigyo-ku, 
Kyoto City, 602-8472, Japan
TEL: +81-75-441-0078

Sunday, November 17, 2013

左京区 Sakyo-ku , Kyoto

I will come back to this place when I come to Kyoto again next time.

Keibunsha Ichijoji Bookstore 惠文社一乘寺店

 Sowgen Cafe.





Kyoto University of Art & Design

An ongoing exhibition in the hall.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

清水寺,one of the famous temples in Kyoto.



 The most photographed view here.


Canon EOS300, Kodak colorplus 200.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nijo Castle 二条城,Kyoto

We visited Nijo Castle upon KH's arrival at Kyoto on the same morning, also my second day in Kyoto.
It's very huge that we spent 4 hours to tour the castle.
It's kept very well and it's a UNESCO world heritage site since year 1994.