After taking the bullet train to Kyoto we met up with our JTB tour group from Hawaii. We had a pretty small group of just barely 15 people including us and my parents which was nice since we got to know each other and get pretty chummy over the duration of the trip.
|top row: beautiful kimonos at Nishijin textile factory|
bottom row L to R: what we started with, our finished products (hub's on the left and mine on the right)
|L to R: sakura tree in full bloom on Sannen Zaka, Inoda's ice coffee|
|L to R: beautiful cherry blossom tree in the rock garden, reflecting pond, bamboo grove|
|counterclockwise from the top: sake barrels, Kyoto water perfect for making sake, |
cheers for free sake tasting
Then we were off to Nara and Hakone. I'll save those details for another post.
Missed out on the earlier Spring Breakers posts? Check out our stops in Hawaii, Singapore, and Hiroshima