Friday, April 2, 2010
Incense and Sake with Sakura blooming!
A little slow start today! City bus first took us to the north gate of the Kyoto Imperial Palace Garden and we walked through in the garden with blooming Sakura to get to the south gate from which we get SHOYEIDO (Incense Factory Headquarters) which has the US branch office in Boulder, CO (www.shoyeido.com) After enjoying traditional KODO (Way of Incense) atmosphere we got to the Horino Sake Museum whose traditional residential style of building is over 130 years old! Trail tasting gave our group some smile and energy to move ahead to Central Shopping Area of Shin-Kyogoku and Teramachi Kyogoku!