Really, this is it! Our last night here and we were headed out for our special evening. Midori had one last suprise for us as we walked our way to dinner and took a little detour through this narrow alley that led us into this beautiful garden!


You can see some of us that were nose to nose in this tiny little shop that sold hand made needles, pins, scissors and more.


We just innudated the shop owner and there were some locals that came in right after us.


You can really see in this picture how packed we were in and buying everything in site! All of a sudden a helper showed up which made paying much easier.

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Very, very nice and they spoke English too which was quite a treat! It was time to head to the restuarant as it was almost time for our reservation.



It was a cool cloudy evening that was warmed with sake, wine, great food and even better conversation. We were treated to a Wagyu steak, which was probably the best I ever had!


Our last group picture! Many were wearing clothing articles that were bought along the trip.


Our walk back to the hotel through the streets of Kyoto. Back to packing and getting ready to leave tomorrow. We had the entire morning, so a few of us did a little more shopping including going back to the needle shop whereas we would have the entire shop to ourselves, which we did! Picking up a little lunch as we had a 2-hour drive to the airport at Osaka before we would catch our flight.


All checked in and ready to go through security. I am sad to leave, but on the other hand it will feel good to be home, sleep in my own bed, see my AlleyCat and have some tacos!

Thank you to everyone who has followed my experiences through Japan, which was really the trip of a lifetime! It probably felt like I was there for ever.


Sayonara my dear Japan, but I will be back!


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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

12 thoughts on “Sayonara!

  1. I very much enjoyed your travelog. Wish I could do that. Thank you very much for the pictures and sharing. Looked like a wonderful adventure!

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