Postcard from Kyoto

Kyoto in the summer is soundtracked by the calls of cicadas. All day, all night, you could hear them. To say it induced insomnia would be a stretch. But it did affect my sleeping. That and the hum and cold wind of the air conditioning unit. The cicadas’ shrill screams constantly sounded. Often it felt as if life was being sucked out of them. The summer marks the end of a cicada’s life after a long gestation period underground. Their call sounded ominous. It signalled something ominous.

We visited Kyoto as international house sitters in August and September 2019. We spent five weeks shrine hopping and tasting Japanese food from the Kansai region. If you’re interested in becoming international house sitters, check out our house sitting tips pages. We’ve found nearly all of our house sits with and we really recommend joining the site. You can receive 20% off membership by using our affiliate referral code: RAF157338 (apply it on checkout).

Like this post? Why not pin it?

Postcard from Kyoto_Pin1.png


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s