In Kyoto with Mona!

By now, many people know about Mona’s FABULOUS trip all over Asia!
I had the VERY special privilege of meeting up with her in Kyoto!

It was a fantastic day and Mona was such a sweet, fun girl!!!
Thank you for coming to Kyoto, Mona!

Kyoto is a city in western Japan which is basically the center of all historical things!
(Yume-chan, that’s a good enough explanation, isn’t it? hahaha)
Anyway, more on Kyoto here!

Kyoto is about 2 hrs and nearly 100 km (over 60 miles) from where I live, so I had to get up bright and early to meet her. That was a little bit tough considering we talked for 4 hours the previous night, until 1 AM! hahaha

When I got to Mona’s hotel room, this was her status!
(yes, she knows I’m uploading these)

Mona’s morning skin care routine

Straightening her hair
(and eventually giving up with the sucky flat iron)

Doing makeup!!! Wooohoooo!

Mona is the very first youtuber I subscribed to!
I’ve been a fangirl of hers for a while, so it was so unreal that I got to watch her get ready!

Mona also gave me her side of a swap we did!
Here are the goodies!

MAC Shadestick in Shimmersand
MAC Lipglasses in Pink Grapefruit and Wonderstruck
Mona’s half-used TFSI (LOL!)

Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal (from my Wish List!!!!)
The Face Shop loose Eyeshadow

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Sample
Some Loose Eyeshadow samples
Benefit Color Plump

Thank you so much, Mona!!!

(By the way, these pictures were taken on Mona’s bed!)

Of course, we had to eat before we headed out!!!
I had a Goya Champuru set meal! Yummy!

We headed off to Nijo Castle!
Mona knew more about how to get around Kyoto than I did!!!!

Fobby Mona, hahahaha

Then we headed off to Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion)

And on to Gion!

Yasaka Shrine

Mona and me in a bus
A side street in Gion

We finished off the day with some cold Tempura soba in Gion.
This was the best tempura I’ve had in a very long time!

Here are a few things I bought!

Yoji-ya Blotting paper
This must be the most famous blotting paper in Japan!
(and it is only sold in the Kyoto area!!!)

Juzu and a case
This is NOT a bracelet!
It is something which I need for Japanese funerals, similar to prayer beads.
But I wanted a pretty one anyway!!

Thank you again to Mona for spending the day with me!
I had a fantastic time!!!
Please come back to Kansai!!!!!!

And if any other blogger girls are coming to Japan…
Please come to Western Japan (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe area)!
We’ve got good food and many beautiful places to go to!!!!

xoxo, K

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21 thoughts on “In Kyoto with Mona!”

  1. looks like so much fun!! i wanna go to kyotooooo.. see all the pretty places.. pretty people named k.. hahaha xD

  2. Wow you guys did bright and early for sure!! Haha!! That’s cool that you got to see M get ready! LOL! Thanks for the paparazzi pics! Ooh.. M’s bed! LOL! She got you great goodies too!! TFSI, Benefit, MAC, & whitestrips from your wishlist?! LOL! 😉

    Great pics of the Castle & shrine!! Gahh.. I wanna go Japan soo bad!!!

    MMm I love me Zaru Soba w/ tenpura!! YUMM!!!

    I had a few Juzu when I was younger. My mom’s side is Buddhist even though she’s not. And my Aunt & Gma would take me through the rituals when I was younger.

  3. whoot you guys seemed to have fun there in Kyoto! I wanna try the Yojaya blotting papers very much n_n And I’m thinking of visiting Japan as my graduation gift next Spring!

  4. Awwww looks and sounds like fun! Cute video of Mona trying to be FOBBY!! But where is a pic of the two of you together? hehe Aww the day I make it to Japan I will definitely visit you! =)

  5. Awww you two seem to have had a great day out!

    Goya champuru??? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I dont like goya. When I was in okinawa i was stalked by the stuff. Goya EVERYWHERE!!

  6. It looked like so much fun!!! But why isn’t there a picture of the both of you together?

    Kyoto is soooo beautiful!

  7. OMG! Gion, Kinkaku-ji and NIJO CASTLE, my all time fave Japanese castle! And that SOBA!

    Mona looks really happy–you guys look like you had such a great time!!

  8. Awww! You were able to meet Mona =] How cool. Dang! I wish I would be able to see all those places in Japan…. Mmm!

    & I totally am digging what she gave you in the swap 😉

  9. Wow :D! Glad you enjoyed it :). And nice swap ^_^!
    I’ve never met a blogger in person :-/…
    (Although I suppose that’s good, or everyone would get to see how ugly I look in real life, lol XD.)

  10. Hi K! looks like you guys had so much fun there!! 😀
    I wanna visit kyoto someday I never been >_< I wanna get maikosan photos taken there!! ^0^ very nice haul! thanks for following me <3

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