Hotel Monterey Osaka
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... Film Festival in Kyoto seems larger than last year. For a couple of the films, they had Question and Answer sessions with the filmmakers afterwards. This is difficult in Japan, because people are so reticent and would have difficulty coming up with a question without knowing what the rest of the group thought. So the moderator asked a bunch of questions and pleaded with the audience to contribute some questions.
The Kyoto venue for the ...
... raspberry sorbet and fried apple with chocolate paste. Ridiculously good. This was followed by several rounds of other Japanese drinks including Sweet Potato rum, brown sugar rum and Yesibu beer with another customer that came into the joint. He writes for a Buddhist newspaper and he gets hammered on a few beers! He actually fell out of the bar and had to be helped home thanks the chef and a torch. Too funny. After a great nights sleep, we start early with a ...
Our train to Kyoto was only 30 minutes so it almost felt like we were cheating on this location change, we were far more used to 24 hour trains in China. Osaka had taught us that we had to lower our expectations as to how much we could fit into our days so we made a list of our priority to-do's.
Given that Japan was so expensive we had been creative with our accommodation and here we had booked a self catering apartment. Little did we realise what a treat this ...
... busy Shijo-Dori, towards Gion, the world famous Kyoto geisha district. It was before lunch, so it was naturally too early to see any geisha out and about, and it doesn't overly interest me anyway. Gion is very nice, but most of the time is just too crowded to be bothered with.
While walking towards Gion the girls found a teddy bear shop called Cotton Bear and after browsing through, found 3 bears that they would like, including one for their ...