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... the two palaces. Nijo Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994.
I spent most of my visit in Nijo Castle either in awe of the architecture and amused at another tourist. It seemed that wherever I turned this young man was standing near me. From the beginning of my walk around the castle, every time I took a picture he would be nearby and also taking a picture. A few times when he would turn around to ask someone to take a picture of him I would ...
... took me some time. As I finished, I noticed my legs felt somewhat peculiar and on examination, found my feet and legs, from the knees down, to be swollen to a point where they felt like they were made of wood. I Googled the side effects of paracetamol and, low and behold, there it was - fluid retention. According to the websites I looked at, it's supposed to be rare but well documented. So it was feet up and drink green tea, a natural diuretic, to try and shift it.
... laying under a cherry blossom tree with the rest of Japan. However, there were things to do and places to see!!!
Two days in Kyoto is just not enough!!!
We caught the Shinkansen to Tokyo in the afternoon, it tooks us approx. 3 hours, we transferred trains for the short journey from Tokyo station to Ueno. I was hoping for a view of Mt Fugi en route but it rained ...
... tea pause at a tea house close to the temple. Making our way back to the station, we stopped at few shops: yes a bit of shopping is always nice... we need to bring back some souvenirs. After a nice relaxing day in the park, we enjoyed a quick dinner (sushi place close to the station) and a nice dessert (yuzu pancakes)... we had a few dessert in Kyoto after dinner to enjoy the night. The weather is changing and we can tell the rain is coming for ...
... for its beef.The beef we had was Sukiyaki and known throughout the world. We had a private room with Tatami mats with hole in floor for feet and in middle a table with hot plate to cook our food. An older woman dressed in Kimono cooked our food right in frond of us. Along with the beefis vegetables, and depending on the night which beef. Kobe, Oil Yaki, Mizore, or Mizudaki. The way ...