Kyoto Day 2 | Shrine & Train Line crossing

While exploring the area around the Bamboo forest, I came across a temple. While I wish i took more photos, it was incredibly crowded and was not able to get any good views.

The entire area was beautiful and came across random places like a grave yard and part of the Avalokitesvara Statue.

Just next to an entrance to a grave yard, a random vending machine. Among the towering bamboo stalks and the rustling leaves, it’s not uncommon to stumble upon a seemingly out-of-place yet intriguing sight – random vending machines. Standing in stark contrast to the natural surroundings, offer a glimpse into the unique blend of tradition and modernity that is often found in Japan. You might find them stocked with a variety of refreshments, from hot and cold drinks to snacks, providing a convenient and somewhat whimsical respite for weary travelers exploring the tranquil depths of the bamboo grove. It’s a reminder that even in the heart of nature, the conveniences of the modern world are never too far away in Japan.

After more walking, I encountered a bustling train crossing. It was a hive of activity, with trains constantly arriving and departing. What particularly fascinated me about Japanese train crossings was the presence of directional lights that clearly indicated the train’s path. While it might seem like a small detail, it’s something quite novel to me since it’s not a feature in my hometown, and it stood out as an interesting aspect of Japan’s efficient transportation system.

While waiting on the train crossing, I noticed a beautiful ray of light peaked through the trees.

The area was like a maze, it seemed like there was so much more to explore. But unfortunately, I did not have much time left to spend here and had to head to the next stop on the trip.