Hotel Station Kyoto Nishikan
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Japanese style room
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... of the Japanese culture, and seeing the movie again, I am glad we let the kids see it. It spurred on some good conversations about old versus new ways, history & wars, and what makes the Japanese culture unique. One movie line captures the cultural point: "They strive for perfection in everything they pursue," the lead character remarked about his observations of the Samurai villagers making tea, farming, cleaning, practicing their crafts, etc.
... asked him to make sure we didn't get the wrong train. Just before the train arrived he came out to the platform, white gloves on and his hat sitting perfectly. He bowed and pointed out that yes indeed... the number '4' car that we were getting in to was in fact the right one! Off we went with the attendant smiling and waving at us.
Then we arrived in Kyoto. From camping in the countryside to one of the most outstanding (huge) train stations ...
... ji temple. Several students were going on a field trip as well. Tourist were also swarming thus you are assured that you won't get lost once you get off Kinkaku-ji mae bus station.
The kinkaku-ji temple or also known as the Golden pavilion did not fail to impress me. In whatever angle you take, the picture will give an absolute beauty of the the temple. Moving along the path of the temple, we have met some kids who were having a field trip and learning activity of meeting ...
... frustrating and circular conversation with the girl, where we eventually deduced that she didn't want any of us to sit in the chair that she had just bought over. And with that, she took it away.
Oh how I wish I knew the Japanese translation for THEN WHY THE HELL DID YOU JUST GIVE IT TO US THEN?!
No matter. With that perplexing but amusing bit of stupidity out of the way we settled into the 4 person booth for what was yet ...
... a small part is visible with a lot hidden. The fish eye was actually slightly smaller than a golf ball. I hesitated for a few moment, my heart skipping one beat (that one was figurative in case you didn't know) and hop, put it in my mouth and bit on it. It was actually quite nice, the flavor was mostly coming from the broth and the texture was very soft and juicy, only one part was sandy and odd that I just spat out in the bone bowl.