Voyage

Spring in Kyoto

The best quote I’ve read today and defines my life at the moment, “If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you” by Noor Shirazie. Sorry for the lack of posts these days, is the reason, “I’ve been living my life”, a good excuse? Because that’s what really happened. You’ll know that I was around Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka, and even Wakayama.. if you’ve followed me on instagram and snapchat (@ashleydy).
I’ll introduce you to Ginkakuji, Philosopher’s Walk and Nanzenji temple on this post. It’s my first time on the first two places that I’ve mentioned thus I’m really excited!! After this post, I asked myself why I’m always around Kiyomizu-dera (see previous post here) all the time when there are so much to explore..Our first stop was Ginkaku-ji  (Silver Pavilion)Of course there’s a ticket and a fee to enter. It costed us ¥500 but it’s definitely worth it. I assure you. You can find about temple fees on this website. Ashley in Ginkakuji Mochi goodnessThis is so good – the best snack you can get in Kyoto as a souvenir / pasalubong!We got ourselves some sakura goodies just because! Next stop, Philosopher’s Walk! My favourite!! It’s also called as Tetsugaku-no-michi or Path of Philosophy. We were really curious why was it called as that and I’ve searched that an influential Japanese philosopher named Nishida Kitaro goes to this path for daily meditation. Once you’ve visited it, you’ll definitely realise why.A canopy of cherry blossoms welcomed us. It was filled with tourists (crowded) but it was still so heavenly.. I can’t stop thinking about going back here soon.. or next year. Cherry blossoms heaven! So cute!!! Too bad we already ate at Coco Curry House that day.These days, I found myself looking up all the time, adoring these wonderful, wonderful creations. While walking around we also found Second House Cake Works. From the outside, it looks good. Must try, next time! We also went to Nanzen-ji after our long walk from Demachiyanagi to Ginkaku-ji and passing Philosopher’s Walk to Keage station. Around Nanzen-ji, you can also find a pathway of cherry blossoms which is highly recommended! If you don’t like long walks, you could just get off at Keage station.

Tip: Get Kansai Thru Pass when you’re traveling Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nara, Wakayama and Shiga! You can use it in any bus, trains, etc. except JR line!

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    mei // めい
    April 6, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    omg breathtaking view! <3
    Love that cute bear curry and your pinky outfit 😀

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    Anagon
    April 6, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Grabe you went there at the right time, super ganda! 😀 When we were there walang wala pa, ang ganda nadin niya nun though. 🙂 <3
    Also… Yey for new posts & Snapchat!

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    Gabrielle RoseBonniee
    April 6, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Lovely photos ♥

    Love from Slovakia ~ I wish you a Happy Easter ~

    ℓα ℒιcσrηe – ℒa vie est ℓa petite ℓicorne.

    ❀ G I V E A W A Y

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    Tiffani Quang
    April 6, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    I really love your blog posts. It's a great cultural difference from where I live (:

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    t a n a d i t y a
    April 7, 2015 at 8:18 am

    pretty pics as always! i like your hair and make up here omg <333 i wouldn't mind to walk everyday on tetsugaku no michi. especially if the scenery is that pretty.

    you should do some hanami and picnic while it lasts tho.

    xx http://tanaditya.co.vu

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    Junjun
    April 8, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I love these posts! >u< Thank you for sharing Japan with us!

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Thank you, Junjun! No problem! I've always loved sharing!

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Thank you!!! Me too, I would love to live in Kyoto someday.

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Thank you! Where do you live?

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Thanks!

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Sayang! But good reason to comeback hihi

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Thank you, Mei!

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    Ashley Dy
    April 9, 2015 at 4:32 am

    But it does!

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    Jessica Relos
    April 9, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Sooo pretty! I went back to Vancouver recently hoping Id see some Cherry Blossoms still.. Anyway I really love visiting your blog and looking at your photos. Hopefully Ill see this in person one day <3

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