Also known as the “Philosopher’s walk”, the Northern Higashiyama portion was a stretch of walking which we prepared the girls for!
All walks need to start with good breakfasts! And this cafe was one of the favourites – to us – for the old school but interesting interiors, to the girls – for the thick slices of milk toasts! K loved her butter especially!G pretending to be thinking along the philosopher’s walk! hahaDistances and directionsIt’s a rather long walk without much to do along the way, so it might get a bit boring for younger kids. The girls as usual found ways to amuse themselves- like walking along the path by balancing only on the kerbs!Beautiful flower / vegetable arrangements in front of the housesSo pretty!First time seeing oranges on trees!Some much needed retail therapy after a long walk!On the temple grounds. Love the greenery!A little break at the tourism kiosk – the lady there was really good and made a great suggestion for Soba noodles (see below)!One of the yummiest places we visited this trip.Waiting for our food in this traditional courtyard houseLittle japanese girls mastering the art of kneelingYum!Look at that slurp!I love this photo of K! She was waiting impatiently for her noodles to cool down!Happy girl after lunchPuppy fats 🙂A decent family shot by the very obliging restaurant owner. Highly recommended place if you do the same walk!