View of the area from where we lunched. I loved the beautiful hills.
Lucy did so well on this trip. I don't claim to be an expert, but my advice to parents everywhere-if your kid has one bad flight or trip, don't let that scare you from trying again. I feel like the more I travel with Lucy the less scared I am. At this point I'd be fine traveling anywhere in the world with her by myself..which means I've come a long way! I had one absolutely terrible flight with her almost a year ago, but it has gotten so much better. (Although my husband does not share these feelings of bringing her everywhere..for the record lol)
Entrance to the Golden Pavilion. I was obsessed with the colors bc we don't get fall in Okinawa!
It was so surreal to see this in person after seeing it on so many desktops for so long haha. But seriously I was in awe of the beauty and the tranquility of the building and lake even though I was surrounded by so many tourists I could barely move.
Day 2: Train to Kyoto, bus to Tenryuji Temple, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, taxi to Golden Pavillion (Kinkaku-ji)
Day 3: bus to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, taxi to Daigoji Temple, metro to Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine, Gion area, long walk back to Airbnb.
Day 4: train to osaka airport and home!