Our second day in Kyoto was a full day tour. I booked a car to take us to the most touristic spots. It started with kimono dressing. So much fun
I looked very japanese after this
and then we went with the outfit to visit old town
definitely it was not easy to walk around with that outfit, but worths the effort for few hours 🙂
then we had sweets in hello kitty restaurant
next stop, a golden temple Kinkaku-Ji
Lizzy STARTED to like posing for pictures! So cute.
it was a long and difficult walk with the stroller so I think we made 1/3 it and was very impressive by the magnitude of it.
Back home, making silly faces while mama prepared dinner
The following day we went to Osaka, 45 min away from Kyoto. After stopping by our airbnb we went to Osaka park
The second day in Osaka we first went to Osaka Museum of House and Living as it was just two blocks away from where we stayed. It was a nice little museum to see how Osaka was built and how people lived then
then we went to Osaka zoo. I know it’s not top-attraction, but it was welcomed by the kids. Although I was freezing, girls had fun feeding the animals and looking all kind of animals including Koala!
zebra, lion, tiger. Unfortunately the animals didn’t look happy because they were in small cages and alone. I told Sofia, this would be our last zoo to visit because animals suffer here, and she agreed.
then Tony took Sofia to child-museum (plaground) while my mom and i took Lizzy back for a nap
After quick dinner we went out for some bath/hot spring experience in Japan. It was such a fun place, so many pools with different temperature, different saunas and steaming rooms. And outdoor hot spring. Girls were running around exploring, I had a taste of everything.
Most people inside are locals and they seem to come to this often. Well, it’s quite cheap, 800 yen per person, that’s about 7 dollars, and if you buy monthly it would be even cheaper.
The next day we took the bullet train back to Tokyo
we stayed in another place this time, in korean town in Shinjuku. It is a lively neighbourhood, with so many stores and restaurants.
our friend lived 15 min away so we went to their place for dinner
that night I didn’t sleep well because the room was so bright! But Lizzy slept like a baby.
our last day in Tokyo started at a Senso-Ji temple
it was the most crowded place we’ve ever been! So many people everywhere
My mom spent the afternoon with the girls while Tony and I departed for some shopping (separately). I got a lot of cooking items and some cosmetics.
For dinner, we went to a special restaurant for Puffer fish, the only place in world you can eat this dangerous fish. It was Tony’s #1 to-do list in Japan.
they served the fish in different ways: sashimi, skin, fried, and grilled
Tony was in heaven
Final sleep in Tokyo
and I bought strawberries for the girls
and I had my last kabocha. I’ve been having it almost every night since I arrived. So yummy and so cheap! Love love them!
We all took a nap on our return flight (4.5 hrs), someone in a very lovely position.