Posted by: geoffropuff | May 17, 2009

grant’s trip part 5

i’m not gonna lie to you, the temples this day were sorta a blur. the only one i really remember was kiyomizudera, which was the best temple of the trip.

we went to this one temple, which wasn’t all that great but had a pretty good sand garden.

a sand mound.  not quite sure what it's for, but it's a mound of sand...

a sand mound. not quite sure what it's for, but it's a mound of sand...

not sure what this is either, but it looks like some handy work with a rake

not sure what this is either, but it looks like some handy work with a rake

i know this has nothing to do with anything, and you’ll probably think i’m immature, but there were boobs on a door.  i was trying to figure out what they were, but they served no functional purpose.  they were boobs on a door.

with gumdrop nipples!

with gumdrop nipples!

don’t remember what this place is but i got a good picture of grant standing in front of the gate.

don't remember what this place is but grant looks happy

don't remember what this place is but grant looks happy

grant lighting incense

grant lighting incense

and here are the pictures from kiyomizudera.  this place was amazing.  wonderful view, nice atmosphere with the omiyage booths around the area, and even a little samurai doggy.  plus, grant and i got our fortunes told.  i got BEST LUCKY and grant got NO LUCK, and we got it on film.  it was legen-wait for it-and i hope you’re not lactose intolerant cuz the next part of this word is-DARY.  (i’ve been watching too much how i met your mother lately…

samurai doggy

samurai doggy

this was the busy path to kiyomizudera

this was the busy path to kiyomizudera

the beautiful scenery behind the shrine

the beautiful scenery behind the shrine

dressed up statues

dressed up statues

grant and i on the kiyomizudera observation deck

grant and i on the kiyomizudera observation deck

directly from this shrine we had to head to the train station.  to be honest, we almost missed our shinkansen back to tokyo.  we made it to the train station with about 10 minutes to spare.  since grant and i only traveled with one backpack each, we didn’t really buy anything, even omiyage, but we did eat a little package of yatsuhashi on the train.  mmm mmm.

me and yatsuhashi

me and yatsuhashi

grant and yatsuhashi

grant and yatsuhashi

back in tokyo, we went to see the imperial palace but it was too rainy and dark to see much.  after that, we went to ginza cuz grant wanted to see one of the baller sections of tokyo.  it was a pain in the butt finding a yakiniku place for dinner, but it was fun anyways.

imperial palace famous bridge, in the dark and the rain...

imperial palace famous bridge, in the dark and the rain...

billboard in ginza.  is that a man or a woman?

billboard in ginza. is that a man or a woman?

yakiniku and beer

yakiniku and beer

when we finally made it back to my place, we took stock of our cd stacks.  i pulled slightly ahead of grant.

our cd stacks after day 5, i was winning but he added his video game to make it even

our cd stacks after day 5, i was winning but he added his video game to make it even

here’s a few more of our video blogs.  if you’re gonna watch any of them, number 10 is a doozy:

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