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.
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.
|At the hotel desk