Kyoto Garden Hotel
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... as he did on this bicycle trip.
The Nijo-castle is fabulous. The buildings, the art, the history, the floor that makes small sounds when one walks on them.
The golden pavilion is surrounded by at fine garden but there is allot of other tourists so it is difficult to enjoy the surroundings.
Steps / strides today: 15865
... a little tea table and even our own little stone garden. The Ryokan is located very central just 200m from Kyoto tower near the Kyoto JR station and for it's location it is quite big. It has a public bath. When we arrived we had to take off our shoes and put on slippers to get around the house. Before getting on the Tatami mats we had to take off the slippers.
The first point of interest was food. We decided we wanted Udon and quickly ...
Having done a lot of sightseeing yesterday we weren't as rushed today as we otherwise would have been. After enjoying a selection of pastries at a bakery, which claimed to have been established in 1948, we walked to Nijo Castle. My maple syrup pasty was advertised as a winner of a competition. I could see why, it was delicious.
On our way we were passed by many people riding bikes. Like Tokyo, Kyoto seems flat ...
... up finding the residential area and active shrines, before making our way to the large orange temple. We left Miyajima, and made our way back to the hotel in Hiroshima, which was a traditional style hotel with f beds on the floor. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant, then went out the Book Off and a shopping mall. We came back to the hotel, where all the girls stayed in the one room, which was fun. The beds ...
... towards the bamboo grove which was majestic and beautiful. After visiting a temple up on a hill, and walking past the only Shinto shrine for hair, we went to a temple with a very large koi pond. We visited some tourist shops, tried some interesting eats and then headed back to the train for the conclusion of the tour.