We spent the morning of Christmas day at the Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Flea Market (see yesterday’s post about it). In the afternoon we visited Tokei Kyoto Studio Park, where they make Samurai and Ninja movies. It was pretty touristy, but being mid-week and winter, it wasn’t too crowded and we had a good time. We saw several shows and the movie sets and Ted pretended to be a ninja. The woodcut print museum was very interesting.
We ate Christmas dinner at a Japanese restaurant and even though they offered “Christmas Chicken”, we ordered something different.
Afterwards we stayed for more of the dance performances that we had seen the day before and that I told you about in yesterday’s post. We were fortunate to get front row seats.
They offered free Jasmine Tea and non-alcoholic awomori to drink.
We visited the Shrine, which is an important thing to do on one of the first three days of the year. Outside the shrine, it’s like a carnival.
Many people decorate their doors and entry ways for the New Year.
|At the hotel desk|