definitely the most beautiful, scenic stop on our trip.
sakura (cherry blossom) flavored ice cream
for Y550 you can take a 15 min. hike up to the top of Mt. Arashiyama where there’s a little monkey outpost : )
you can sit inside, buy some monkey treats (grapes, peanuts or apple slices), and feed the little buggers by hand.
am i the only one fascinated by this?
the monkeys were actually really chill and docile, which was a huge relief to me. going up the hike i was kind of concerned by warning signs that kept re-iterating certain ground rules like: 1) don’t feed them outside food, 2) don’t look at them in the eye or stare at them, 3) don’t touch them, etc.
had a healthy lunch at a restaurant in town the specialized in making soy-based dishes (www.kyo-ine.com)
soy milk broth
beancurd sheets over rice with vegetables. very delicately flavored.
yuzu tree + bamboo forest
definitely worth a night or two’s stay in the future.