Today was a excellent way to wrap up out trip. It was our final kimono day! which makes me happy and sad because there so beautiful but very uncomfortable to wear. Waking up knowing I had to spend a day in such a confining item was nerve racking, yet excited because wearing one is a rare experience. My spirits were a bit downgrading when I stepped outside into pouring rain and chilly temperatures. I was convinced our kimono day would be canceled midway through the cab ride. Yet upon arrival we were greater with friendly smiles and plenty of kimonos to try on.
We walked around in out kimonos in the rain for hours. We started at the shop in beautiful and historic Shijyo, Kyoto. The streets were bustling with tourist and locals all visiting the temple. Walking around the temple was interesting. You can tell theres a lot of superstition associated with the temple. People where buying fortunes and burning green incenses. I didn’t buy any tho, I prefer to avoid any weird mojo. Plus the rain was slowing everything down. It took us over two hours to get through the temple but we stopped for a lot of snacks and shopping so it is understandable.
After the temple we got into cabs and headed to the market for lunch. Only due to language barriers and poor directions, some of the groups didn’t make it. It took us over a hour to find them. This lead to a incredible change in plans that gave us six hours of free time to eat, shop and do another scavenger hunt! by lindsay