21 Apr

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.

money. shot.

had a healthy lunch at a restaurant in town the specialized in making soy-based dishes (

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.

3 Responses to “Arashiyama”

  1. pink horrorshow April 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM #

    AHHHHH, Lotus pods and monkey nipples…creeped me WAY out 😦 unfortunately even after seeing these gorgeous photos those are the two things resonating in my mind.

    • ofsaltandsea April 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM #

      those monkey nipples are life-scarrers

  2. Carolyn May 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM #

    looove japan! this makes me miss it

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