Lorenzo Pirisino

Kyoto and Nara

Posted on 2006/05/24 16:03:46 (May 2006).

[21st May 2006]

It was more or less nine years ago when I last went to see Kyoto and Nara. I was with Darrick then, an American friend of mine, with whom I travelled all around Easter Japan for two weeks.
My memories of Kyoto were quite vivid though, I still love this city, it reminds me of Florence all the way and I could happily live here if I had a chance to...

We set up pretty early from Osaka, got the right train to Kyoto and went to see Kinkaku-Ji and Ryonan-Ji, unfortunately we didn't have much time and we had to leave it there to move to Nara for more sightseeing.
This time it was time to see Todai-Ji and the Daibutsu (big wooden Buddha 16mts tall), plus a bunch of nice pagoda buildings and some more temples.
I will post the pictures separately later, but all in all it was a great day, surely Giovanna got a great taste of how Japan is and was, she was well impressed.
To me, though I had seen all these places before, the visit was simply great, the views are still amazing even though they were crawling with people from all over the world.

My ego was quite flattered to see that I could happily go thought the process of choosing the right trains, the right buses, the right directions, interfacing with the locals and generally using my orientation sense.
I thought that it would have been harder to go in so many different places in a day, but it all worked out pretty well in the end.

In the evening we had some Okonomiaki and then off to bed early as we were completely knackered

Comment 1

Since Sheri hasn't jumped in with the double entendre, "we had some Okonomiaki and then off to bed early" oo-er missus!

Posted by Kev at 2006/05/24 20:26:44.

Comment 2


Posted by Lox at 2006/05/25 09:33:34.

Comment 3

What kind of double meaning should I read on "we had some okonomiyaki and then off to bed early" ?????

Posted by Marta at 2006/05/25 16:13:15.

Comment 4

What kind of double meaning should I read on "we had some okonomiyaki and then off to bed early" ?????

Posted by Marta at 2006/05/25 16:13:35.

Comment 5

Unfortunatelly during my last trip we had no time to go to visit Kyoto and Nara :((......
Even if I've been there 12 years ago I would really like to go there again together with Lorenzo :))

Posted by Marta at 2006/05/25 16:16:10.

Comment 6

I'm deeply, utterly, sincerely shocked, Kev! Who do you think I am?!!! I ask you!

So, Lox. How was it? Did you fuck her blue...?

Posted by Sheri at 2006/05/25 20:10:37.

Comment 7

Ti prego di scusarmi, Marta! ;-)

Posted by Sheri at 2006/05/25 20:14:39.

Comment 8

Lui e cativo!

Posted by John at 2006/05/26 12:51:51.

Comment 9

This conversation is getting interesting, please DO continue! :) Amusing...

Posted by Lox at 2006/05/26 01:21:04.

Comment 10

John you're right!!! they are both very CATTIVI!!!!!!
BRUTTI CATTIVI Sheri and Lox !!!

Only John is BRAVO!!! :))

Posted by Marta at 2006/06/01 15:14:47.

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