Hotel Alpha Kyoto
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... so they are all very comfortable around people and will come up to you looking for food. It's was sort of strange seeing a massive crowd of people wandering around and the deer just standing in the middle of the pathways not bothered by being petted. The deer were probably only half the size of our deer at home. Once they kicked us out of the temple after it closed we wandered up to some of the deer to take pictures. There was one bigger buck there who was trying to ...
... by then still went with gut instinct, chosing based on location, time of day and even asking our hosts or other travellers over breakfast where they were going in case we switched ideas at the last minutes.
My favourite was the Kyomisu-dera temple due to the beautiful grounds, bright orange colours, and impressive large main wooden building all built without a single nail, as the old style of building is to latch to wooden beams together. It has ...
Is it possible to see everything in Kyoto in just 2 days? Yes (we think, anyway!). With much more of a plan today, we set out to the further edges of Kyoto. We were particularly keen on viewing our first two attractions: Fushimi Inari Taisha and Kinkakuji Temple. At Fushimi, we knew of it as having a pathway of 'vermillion Torii' gates, however we underestimated the extent of these arches and where it would take us. ...
... and before the spring so not busy but we got to see the view from the top. We took the funicular to the top tightly regimented by uniformed men who were determined that it would run to the second. At the top there was still a slight covering of snow and an ice sculpture was being carved with ice snowmen as decoration. Apart from the view however there was little to do. We stopped at a load of shops but stuff in Japan is very expensive compared to home ...
... Whisky (Nikka "Yoichi" single malt 15 years) and writing on my blog. The flight was a bit choppy and when we landed we knew we had to hurry because the last direct bus to Donong would leave at 21:40 which would give us only 40 minutes to get there. This is usually not a big problem but with Incheon being a huge airport it could be close. We had to get off the plane, take the train to the main terminal and then get trough immigration and customs and to the bus stop.