N eating yakisoba
N&M in front of a bull decorated with prayers, and a plum tree
There were purple/red..
... and white. Looks like we should come back later in the week if we can to see the best color.
M has a VIPEr tattoo on her face, and I bribed them with hot chocolate because they wanted to go home immediately after eating.
You can see how wet and muddy it was. N insisted on wearing shorts even though it was in the 40s. We told him it was going to be cold... His teeth were chattering the whole time.
There was a place you could buy tickets to walk through the garden, but the kids were cold and wet and the blossoms weren't really open. Maybe Wendy and I can come back this week and enjoy the walk through what looked like a lovely garden.
One last photo. This shrine is near the Aikido dojo the kids and Wendy go to. We always see this place near the bus stop, and finally got a picture. We call it the "barf" shop, which is why M is "barfing." ベスト is katakana for "best" so this is the best haircut in Kyoto, apparently. But it looks like it says "Bart" or "Barf."