Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hiking blind in Arashiyama Monkey Park in Kyoto - 盲人でも嵐山モンキーパークに登る

About a month after returning from the echolocation trip in California, my friend from Canada visited Japan with his family members, so I went to Kyoto to meet them
I was expecting to visit some tourists' favourite sightseeing spots like Rokuon-ji Kinkaku or Kiyomizu Temple, they told me they want to see monkeys at Arashiyama Monkey Park!
So, we went to Arashiyama.
And what await us was...


The long and exhaustive length of stone stairs and hills, too harsh for a blind man to take steps!

Me Walking on Steep Stairs

While walking up on the path, my friend snapped a photo of me walking on a narrow path in autumn colour of Kyoto Arashiyama. I wish I could see the view.

After Climbing up the mountain, I finally arrived at the lookout that is much higher than the height of Kyoto Tower.

Me at the Top of Arashiyama Monkey Park

... and this is what waiting for me!

Me Feeding a Monkey

A hungry monkey! It was fun feeding him: I could feel him snatching a peanut from my hand!

After having some fun time with monkeys, we took a long and winding road down the mountain.

Me Walking Down the Hill in Arashiyama Monkey Park

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