Kaila’s Kyoto Travel iPhoneography

This post has been in my drafts for such a long time! I really need to post thisss or else I will forever feel unproductive, haha!

Here are the photos I took with my iPhone during my very spontaneous Kyoto trip before I went back to the Philippines.

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It was a trip that I really needed to, because I would almost go crazy & insane.

I went only by myself, with just a few tips on where to go from my brother (who used to be an exchange student there). I didn't have any fixed plans..

.... I just wanted to breathe and escape from the stress for a week, haha.

When I first came to Kyoto with Kuya Eric when we went backpacking (3 years ago?), I was so enchanted by the place.

It was my instant favorite! It felt like it is the best place for a person like me who loves exploring a lot on her own.

Actually... that time, I just successfully passed the driving license exam (second take! huhu) and the preparations just to pass the practical exam was so stressful that I would cry out of frustration huhu!

My cousin Gilbert and I practiced with Kuya for a month!

I actually don't drive a lot and I prefer walking (because exercise, haha) and I feel guilty to use up a lot of gas. But during that time, for me to be able to go back to Manila as fast as I could, I had to pass that test! HUHU

Andddddddd luckily, for some kind of magic, I passed itttttt and I hurriedly made arrangements for my Kyoto trip!

I think I will go back first to Kyoto, before Tokyo, haha!

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I didn't bring a lot of clothes with me, I just brought the whole documentation gear haha!

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The Kyoto trip inspired and gave me energy in so many levels. It felt like a recollection / retreat trip!

I had so many ideas that I just had to write down.. and the notes above were just some of those, hehe.

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I will not give up on this, haha! I shall complete this blog series!! *FIGHT*

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Many thanks to my sister-in-law for assisting me as I looked for my bus~

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I rode the night bus!

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Arrived at Kyoto~ and the adventure begins!!

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I WAS SOOOO SOOO HAPPPYYYYYYY to see again everything! I almost cried inside the Kyoto station, haha!

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I would rather leave all my clothes first than forget my babies, haha!

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Accommodations by Toyoko Inn!

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I really enjoyed the late night adventures & randomly finding kawaii things :) AHHHH I miss itttt

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Forever kawaii hunter me

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Free goodies from the hotel!

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My dream to become a maiko came true!!

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Sipping green tea while laughing at myself with all the maiko photos, hahahaha

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I love this viewwwwww

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To those who are wondering, I had my unforgettable experience at www.maiko-henshin.com :)

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Learned pottery... because why not?

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Hansamu sensei da yo ne

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Ahhh, home <3

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OSAKAAAAAAAA!

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Fascinated by the beverage selections here in Japan, hehe

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FIRST TIME TO SEE GLICOMAN

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Blogger notes, haha

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Thus book reminded me of Chisa, hehe!

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While watching Steve Jobs + crying after because I felt I wanted to change the world the way he did too..

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My Ikemen Starbucks Barista Encounter, hahaha

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WOOT WOOT

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NATURE huhuhuhuhu I WILL GO BACK

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Kimono forest!

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Oiran Kaila haha

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RAWR ahaha

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The day I thought I was shooting my own movie, hahaha

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I actually left my bag inside the bus containing my go pro and other necessities @_@

I quickly called my brother (all the way from Saitama) to help me trace my bag... AND WE DID!

AMAZING!

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At 11:30 PM, my brother called me to run and get a taxi for me to claim my bag! The officer was about to leave by 12 MN so imagine how fast I ran...

I was that crazy foreigner running in her pajamas... in Kyoto hahaha

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Because of Ashley's book, I was able to confirm that the bag is truly mine!!! HUHUHU THANK YOU

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You know your trip is going to be hella adventurous when you've already ran outside in your pajamas, became a Japanese maiko for a few hours, and explored Kyoto and road a boat for unwinding...

Hahaha, my trips are always so random, and I love it!

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Somewhere HAHAHAHA

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BAMBOO FORESTTT

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ROMANCHIKKU TRAIN!!

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Nomura store selling all those pretty Japanese textiles!

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LOL GUYS I DID WEAR THE NINJA OUTFIT HAHAHAHAHA

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Yes

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SO MANY FEELS AFTER SEEING THIS POSTER

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Hi, I missed your lovely view!

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AHHHHHHHH Kyoto Kawaii!

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I want to enroll and try this school huhuhuhu

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BENTO FOR 380YEN ONLY AHHH

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Time to go back :(

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First time to ride a shinkansen!!!!!!

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Arrived at Nippori? Haha!

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Back in Harajuku

Right after my Kyoto escapades... work welcomed me with a warm hug, lololol.

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This welcomed me when I visited Harajuku for a short meeting with Ashley and Misato-san, for Kawaii in Manila 2!

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Tokyo Bananaaa yummyness

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Wanted to go here! Huhuhu

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SWIMMER I WILL BRING YOU TO THE PHILIPPINES! WAIT FOR IT!

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SO CUTEEEEE ahhh pretty Yukata <3

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And pretty Ashley, hihi~!

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٩(ó。ò۶ ♡)))♬

I hope you enjoyed scrolling down~ I have SOOOOO many things to blog about and I will do my best to update this baby of mine more often! :D

Take me back to Kyoto please,

♡ Kaila ♡

3 thoughts on “Kaila’s Kyoto Travel iPhoneography

  1. I’m so happy that when everything seems to go wrong, I can come back to this blog and instead of every other post from Japan, instead of deep depression, it gives me power to keep fighting for what I want (positive energy かな? :cute2: )

    So good to see you’re working this hard and getting great results :yehey:
    Oh and congratulations on Kawaii in Manila success !!
    Keep fighting ! :heart: :heart: :heart:

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  2. :woww: :woww: OMGGGG finally another Blogpost!! I-It’s not like I was waiting for this and kept checking back to your blog for something new or anything.. o//w//o ..ehehe XD
    I love this post TT^TTuuwaaaahhh I wanna goooo I wanna gooooooooo I wanna gooo *whiny little brat voice * to this lovely,Kawaii,amazing, *Insert all postive adjectives here* place!! >< …Some day for sure ;w; ;w; I'm glad you managed to track your bag!
    ..These photos truly,truly gave me so much feeeeellsss ;_; ;_; Kyoto (And Osaka!) ..and Japan in general is so wonderfulllll :cry: :cry: I had my eyes on those adorable dolls (Ninja,Maiko,etc.) in one of the photos and If i was there,I would have had a tough time not splurging all my money on them :tongue: ..And the store swimmer is sooo :kawaii:
    Hehe can't wait for the next blogpost already *greedy greedy* ..and looks like Kawaii in Manila was soo much fun! (Photos kept popping up in my news feed* yay!!!!

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  3. Hi Kaila! I wanted to ask about your yellow backpack–what brand/where did you get it?! It looks really perfect for backpacking *_*

    Your trip looks so fun I’ve gotta get back to kyoto yet again :) so much to do and see there…

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