Few days before leaving Japan behind went to Kyoto for a day. It was going to be quite busy day, even in the end it felt like we could just easily roam around Kyoto in peace.
First went to Scenery train in Saga Torokko Station, one way cost 600yen. Sure it was quite a lot for one way ride. I don't remember how long the ride was but sceneries were nice. Sad to say that it wasn't as quite impressive as I thought it would be. Maybe the reason for it was that I live in country where are normally lots of trees and forests and rivers/lakes. I would like to go on it again but only in Sakura time.
Because we didn't bought both ways train ticket we ended up in middle of fields. It was peaceful feeling to be out of the city for a moment. There were no constant noise and you could easily see far away.
We took JR train back to Saga Torokko, just because wanted to visit Bamboo forest. Only minus for it was that there were few cars driving by in already narrow roads. It ended quite fast but I could enjoy it. Haven't never walked next to living bamboos which was nice experience.
Last but not least place was Inari shrine and Torii gates. It was quite late when we arrived, it had gotten darker. I had read that in around the middle of Torii gates you wish you wouldn't have gone there. That it was long but in the end it didn't even felt long. I truly enjoyed walking through it.
As friend and I were walking through Torii gates it had started to drop few rain drops and slowly getting bigger. Soon it was pouring rain. We had to laugh, it was so our luck that in some point in Kyoto it would start raining. I had said in some former entries when I were in Golden pavilion that there would always rain something, whether it was rain or lightly snowing.
Finally making through Torii gates we had soaked socks but it didn't matter much. In Japan it can be warm weather even when it is raining but in my country, most of the cases when it rains it also gets colder.