Day 10 – 5 Apr – Tue
Today itinerary : Fushimi Inari-taisha
We started the day with lunch at Kyoto station area. Jevriel was in a very cranky mood and made a scene in the restaurant. He was throwing food and splashing the wall and table. It was really embarrassing and infuriating. Fushimi Inari is walking distance from Inari station, which is easily accessible from Kyoto station. Fushimi Inari is famous for the thousands over bright orange Tori gates. This place is definitely worth a visit but not with a kid at the age of Jevriel. It is a 233m climb and having a kid like Jevriel means I have to carry him when we ascend. It was tough and at half point, we decided to turn back and I sprang my ankle on the way down.
Amber did some shopping at Kyoto station and we headed back to the apartment by dinner time, making this a rather short day. I took the laundry for another wash and had my usual Nihonshu. In fact I have been drinking every meal since their alcohol is cheaper than Singapore. Beer typically range from ¥300 to ¥600 (SGD $4 to $8), while Nihonshu (Japanese Sake) goes for ¥500 to ¥700 (SGD $6.50 to $9). That’s like half the price of liquor in Singapore.
I passed by my favourite Ramen restaurant on my way to the apartment, and decided to have one last blast since we would be leaving Kyoto tomorrow. I ordered a big bowl of Ramen plus around round of Japanese Sake (supper at 10pm) – Shiok sia! 🙂