GR Hotel Esaka
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... a large area densely populated with bamboo. Reminded both of us immediately of the scene from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and we both wanted to start swinging through the trees. Hopefully the pictures do it justice - it really was something else. Even though outside the forest, the weather was very grey and a little drizzly, inside was just... green. Even the green filter on Tina's camera couldn't quite cut it. Just. Green. We loved it.
We then headed south, across ...
... in Kyoto on tripadvisor we found it a massive disappointment but at least we'd ticked it off and it hadn't cost us a penny either). Next we headed over to Tenryuji temple, quite similar to what we'd seen before in honesty...still lovely, next to a calm lake, with huge fish in it, and garden surrounded by mountains. Sadly, the temple itself was closed due to renovations so we couldn't get in which made it rather forgettable given that we've been to ...
... vending machine found me. It had water and cans full of coffee. Beofre my trip, I had read some travel blogs which advised me not to buy the coffee out of the cans because they taste like dirty water. I wanted some caffeine, so I bought the prettiest looking espresso can with a French name and a picture of a Parisian building. It was just like a Starbucks shot, thank God. With an added spring in my step, the paths began to finally curve downhill. A black cat ran straight at ...
... ate sushi at a conveyor belt restaurant where you just grab the sushi you want to eat as it passes you by. Jordan loved it.
On the second day we went to a few temples and walked around the old alleys and streets of Kyoto. It was a great day and Kyoto is a beautiful city. On the third day we went to the 2 most famous temples, ...
... guide had to leave around noon. I went back to the hotel for a little while. I decided on a plan but when I stepped out the door of the hotel I found it had started raining. I went back inside and came up with a new plan. I decided to go to the covered shopping arcades.
The first time I was in Kyoto I took a picture of some very nice fans in a shop in or near the covered ...
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