Hotel Gimmond Kyoto
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"Useful fact on the Japanese railway system #724: They go on time, to the second and reserved seating is never wrong. So, when we boarded a bullet train four minutes early and someone was in our seat, we realised it was the wrong train... The lady sitting in our seat managed to convey in her only known two English words... "off - next"...
... by a small local branch of McDonalds.
We were drawn in by a 100 Yen offer for burgers and chicken nuggets and duly participated in said offer, sharing them together and getting warm before for the next part of our walk. It turned out to be a great decision as we had massively underestimated the size of Kyoto and of the walk over to Ginkanku-ji.
Determined not to spend any more money on transport ...
... over the hillside and offers great views of Kyoto. Beneath the main hall is the Otowa waterfall, where three channels of water fall into a pond. Visitors can catch and drink the water, which is believed to have therapeutic powers. Drinking the water of the three streams is thought to confer wisdom, health and longevity.
After leaving Kiyomizudera we stopped for some udon at a restaurant we passed. I had the kitsune udon, which is fried ...