Itami City Hotel
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... larger-than-life personas, and grand theatrics seemed too fanciful to actually exist in any sort of three-dimensional reality.
The whole affair is so intensely Japanese (or at least, feudal-era Japanese). Even the subject matter - where a remaining scion of a defeated warrior clan seeks vengeance and to see his family name restored - feels distinctly different from any of the plays I've been to.
It was jarringly foreign, beautiful, and unlike anything I've ever seen before.
It was sunny today, the only one it seems I have forecast in Kyoto so I planned on seeing all the main temples on the Higashitennocho district. This started off great, I visited the silver pagoda which was lovely then hit the temple Lonely planet has flagged as the best in the northern section: Hōnen-in. It wasn't impressive. But the map app I was using indicated a walking path up the hill. There did indeed ...
... Pavilion House, which was a small apartment - Japanese style, complete with slidey doors and a kitchenette. We just turned up and didn't check what time we could check in, which we need to remember for next time! Anyway after Mark called them from a pay phone and we waited 15 minutes, the guy turned up and all was well.
After this we tried to get some money out, no such luck, it's actually quite hard to find ATM's, let ...
... I took the bus and got off at the University. How small the campus seems compared to the other universities I studied at and still, it probably has been the most influential year in my life! Even if I have to acknowledge that the time that I spend there was comparatively little.... While walking the campus it occurred to me that most of the students there had not yet been born when we studied there. A thought that made me shiver ...
... card. The closest Citibank is a couple of kms away, so we started walking.
Found a gorgeous interior home store along the way, Actus. It's the first home wares store I've seen in Japan. They must exist, we just haven't done much shopping, we've been tourists.
Found Citibank and get cashed up for our long walk home and dinner. Found a gorgeous place for dinner but they told us they have no tables, ...