The first day in Kyoto was a sightseeing day. Every year on October 22nd is the Kyoto fall festival, a parade of historical period fashion. It’s real hard not to take a million pictures of all the beautiful costumes. The parade starts at the Kyoto palace and continues another 2 hours through the city. Because of the threat of rain, this year’s parade started late, but still got a little rain on. Thousands of people show up for this event from all over Japan.
After the parade we went to the Kyoto Textile Center, where every hour they have a beautiful kimono fashion show.