Hello! It’s been a while since I made my last blog post. I have been busy these days…! 😦
Now in Japan, people are enjoying the Golden Week (GW) !!
What is the Golden Week is…, some of you might know already, it is a series of National Holidays! Normally the period of the Golden Week is April 29th to early May.
Here’s the list of National Holidays;
April 29th – The Emperor’s Birthday
May 3rd – Constitution Memorial Day
May 4th – Citizen’s Holiday
May 5th – Children’s Day
Generally these holidays are combined with Saturday and Sunday, so the total number of the holiday would be around 10 days. Some people working takes paid-leave within this period and makes it a complete long holiday!
During this period, all kinds of playing and sightseeing spots are madly crowded!
So today, I picked the unfamiliar shrine in Kyoto for sightseeing. It is not often introduced in guide books while some of Japanese people know. I myself knew about it recently. However, it is one of the national treasures.
I visited Iwashimizu Hachimangu (石清水八幡宮).
View from the top. This shrine is located at the top of the mountain called Otokoyama.
After sightseeing, I enjoyed vegan lunch near Kyoto Station. I visited the restaurant called ” Veg Out ”
You can enjoy lunch overlooking the Kamogawa River at the counter seats. It is a very nice and lovely cafe.
I had Obanzai (おばんざい) vegan lunch plate.
Here are the dishes clockwise;
-Tomato with Raisins
-Fried soybean meat
-Pasta with tomato sauce
-Fried tofu with sweet chili sauce
-Boiled spinach with sesame sauce
-Boiled pumpkin with curry sauce
-Cake with paprika (Maybe)
They were so good! And healthy!
I had a very nice day!! 🙂