today we went to the sagano arashiyama bamboo forest and the gioji temple (moss garden) in kyoto.
we started out at the bamboo forest, which was pretty cool. we both wished the giant fences weren't there, but it was still neat to see the super tall bamboo
and of course there were vending machines (yes, even in there haha...) so i got some hot chocolate and erik got some hot corn soup! both were great!
we then continued on our way to the gioji temple, or, the moss garden
it was really pretty in there! and, there was a cute white cat hanging around!
i love how you can still see the cat in random spots in some of these pictures haha
then we were hungry, so we decided to try the popular mos burger
it was really, really good. we both got the same thing, and the burger is ground beef and pork combined. add some cheese, thin onions, soy sauce and black pepper and you have one delicious burger! mmmmmm...
then it was time to head back to the hotel, but our train looked so pretty i had to take a pic.
by the way, the U.S. really needs to get on with the whole public transportation system thing everywhere. it's amazing. we use multiple lines everyday and we absolutely love it.