If there’s anything you should know about me, it’s the fact that I love a good view. Kyoto Tower (京都タワー) is super hard to miss in all it’s red and white glory, but in all honesty? I never really planned on going inside at first. However, after passing it everyday curiosity got the best of me, and it was definitely worth the admission price! Kyoto’s landscape is totally different to Tokyo’s, mainly because the city’s actually quite small. In fact, from above you can see where the city ends and transitions into the surrounding mountains.


I went just in time to see the sunset, and a lot of people seemed to have the same idea. Such a perfect way to spend the last days of summer!

There are a number of free telescopes inside the tower, which are actually so fun to use! You can see everything from Kiyomizu-dera to the people walking on the street, which was kind of cool yet creepy. Apparently it’s even possible to see as far as Osaka Castle on a good day!


The face of someone who had been walking for ten hours straight. Anyway, that brings an end to my travel posts! Even though it was short, I definitely think I made the most of my four days in Kyoto. I got to catch up with old friends, and saw things that had been on my bucket list for the longest time. Travelling solo was also a huge learning experience, and made me realise I’m more capable than I initially thought.

Anyway, despite being back in school I haven’t been idle since coming back from Kyoto. I have so many photos to share from Nikko among other places, which I can’t wait to post. It’s about time I finally bring my blog posts up to real time, woohoo!