Pop-up store of Museum Context ~Edinburgh~ in the airport, which sells Harry Potter merchandise. Didn’t expect to see this here 🧙♀️
In transit, getting ready for the Temple Tour. Can’t believe that Asiana still have the 747 in service - the queen is still as gorgeous as ever😌
First stop is to Jeondeungsa Temple, which is considered to be the oldest temple in Korea (built in the late 4th century and rebuilt in the 13th century).
The final stop of our transit tour was at Deokjinjin Fortress, which was a strategic point of the outer castle wall used for defending the Ganghwa straits during the Goryeo Dynasty.
Taking a stroll in the early morning through the bamboo grove. It was a good idea to stay nearby after all, feeling the cool morning breeze and avoiding much of the crowd.
Travelled further west to Tsuruga and took part in the flower-exchange festival. It’s supposed to bring me luck for love, wonder if it’ll really work 🤣
Had no idea, but Tsuruga used to be a busy town in the past serving as the gateway to Europe via Russia on the water route. People will arrive here via rail then transfer to steamship and continue their journey.
The best curry I’ve ever had!
The rainy weather brought me back to Kyoto for a bit more sightseeing (I guess the fireworks at Oumi-Hachiman will be cancelled...😢). The sight of sakura in the rain does make it seems more melancholic.
Went to Kinkakuji in my rented kimono after the photoshoot :) Thankfully it wasn’t that difficult to navigate around and I survived wearing the geta :D
Had late lunch/early dinner then shopped at Animate ;)
The kimono illumination at Randen’s Arashiyama station is so gorgeous and breathtaking.
Took the Sagano Romantic train up Arashiyama and then journeyed down the Hozu river. The crew were especially funny and shared interesting anecdotes throughout the ride :)
Seeing the castle brought memories of Katsugeki! Touken Ranbu back. It’s the first mission for Hori-chan after all, and takes place right before the lightning struck the tenshu.
Tasted it at last!