Last post about Japan for a while; here in Hong Kong I have been caught up with work and all the hustle and bustle of the city. Moving on to a new country, and new era for me! But for now, the old capital Kyoto and even older capital, Nara. My last days of Japan, including the aforeposted setsubun were rather different than any other trips I’ve had.
I lived in Gion area, right in the middle of the historical Geisha spirit (and tourists). I did not visit the Golden or Silver temple, since I was busy with the setsubun parties and other places.
Other than the beautiful religious spots, I enjoyed the other visual treats of the Japanese harmony.
Nara, the town of Daibutsuen buddha statue and the deer that eat crackers from your hand and may poop on your feet, was not bad, either.
The deer were aplenty during daylight, but after that they all oddly vanished.
From the peace and tranquil to the metropole and smog of Hong Kong – it’s a completely different world in here!