Hotel Gimmond Kyoto
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Up early, ducked around the corner for bacon, eggs & coffee. Back to the Air BnB unit, packed bags and checked out. As we had luggage, we caught a cab down town to one of the stations at which, passengers could catch the Shinkansen, the very fast Japanese bullet train. We are to catch a Shinkansen down to Kyoto. It is a very quick trip, I think …
... isn't that different from the previous hotel room but has a bit more room and a slightly softer bed.
We then wanted to head out cause it was only 4pm and see the old Geisha district Gion. Sadly the bus we were supposed to catch didn't show up. So we decided to try and get there via the subway but that turned into a failure and eventually we just made our way back to the hotel in defeat.
... and it was LOUD. The kids all turned around and I guess they thought I got it in because they were all looking at me with a strange mixture of jealousy and awe. :D Next up on today's menu was Ryoanji, which is famous for its zen rock garden. While the rock garden was amazing, I'm afraid I wasn't feeling very zen today, so I did not attain enlightenment. I mean, if I wasn't enlightened by the huge Buddha, I don't think a couple of rocks are gonna do it either, ...