Iwatayama monkey park in Arashiyama, a suburb of Kyoto. Here, monkeys roam freely, as humans keep quiet and observe, so not to get the critters too stressed out.
There is no lack of places to find food in Japan. One of the best spots to go is actually rather surprising for us Canadians: department store basements. Under the many floors showcasing posh clothes, exquisite perfumes and shiny jewelry, you’ll find yourself in a bustling atmosphere will hundreds of tasty dishes to choose from, most for very reasonable prices. Some kiosks will let you sample before you decided.
We hiked at the beautiful Fushimi Inari shrine. Kyoto has many shrines and temples, but this one is extra special because the trails are meant to make you pass under thousands of large toriis (a torii is the door to access a shrine)
Climbing Mount Wakakusayama. I buried some of my father’s ashes here. The view is so beautiful and the area so peaceful. The deer will be of nice company to him 😉 Plus, this mountain is where the annual Wakakusa Yamayaki festival is held.