Anyway, here's the short version of the awesome day i had yesterday.
I've wanted to visit Fushimi Inari for such a long time, and it seemed like the perfect place to take a day trip, so yesterday we hopped on the shinkansen and met up with Ai in Kyoto.
The weather got darker and darker the farther away we got from Tokyo, but the gloomy weather was perfect for our destination, and even the little bit of rain we had ended up feeling kind of nice.
The place was beautiful, eerie, fun and easy to get to and i highly recommend going if you're ever in Kyoto.
Whoa, totally lame, that short version.
I owe you a long, witty post in the near future.
There were lots of kitties too... this one wasn't the prettiest (or the cleanest) but it definitely was the loudest and the friendliest
All the restaurants closed their kitchens early, but this one opened for us so we could get some udon
We didn't find these at the gift shop near the station, but we did find a couple of other nice statues
This place was everything i'd hoped it would be, and more, and i definitely plan on going back there sometime to finish the climb to the top.
And my fox obviously felt right at home too, so i think he'd like to go back as well!