Apa Hotel Kyoto-Ekimae
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- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Meal plan
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... head back so we began wandering down the main drag back to the Ryokan. On the way, some colors caught Fred's eye and we found this really fun train station with a Kimono light setup. That, of course, turned into more pictures. This country is one surprise after another.
We had some fun opening different cabinets at the Ryokan and found some yakutas (casual kimono outfits used for lounging). After some google video searching we managed to figure out how to put them ...
... and maintenance.
We managed to catch the Golden Pavilion, another Japanese icon. By now it was late in the day, and suddenly there seemed to be tourists everywhere. All Japanese bar us . But even the crowds could not detract from the sheer beauty of this 3 story Pavilion, teetering on the edge of the perfectly manicured Japanese lake, and covered in gold leaf and glinting in the setting sun.
A very touristy green tea ice cream rounded off a fantastic ...
I have good news to report today. I woke up early like a kid on Christmas day, and nervously opened the curtains and looked out of my window to see the clearest, most spectacular view of Mt Fuji (photos attached). It really made me happy. There is definitely something mythical and magical about that mountain. I spent ages staring at it and watching the ice on the lake melt (sounds boring I know, but it happened really quickly and was quite fascinating). I then checked ...
... line. My whole meal cost $12 including a beer, teriyaki chicken and potato, steamed rice, fried cutlet and a croquet (before you go thinking that I am a total fatty they are all quite small plates hahahaha). We wandered down the local markets and crammed our way in there with a few hundred others. There was so much fresh food - especially seafood and produce. The produce was exceptional. Everything looked so fresh and vibrant. ...
So, on to Kyoto it is. Everything back into the suitcase, that is the mission of the morning. In the end it went quite all right and soon enough I was making my way to the Sōto Line Rapid, which would bring me to Tokyo station. For some reason I expected this station to be a marvel of architecture and technology but in stead it looked exactly the same at the other bigger stain stations ...