Kyoto Plaza Hotel
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... that he could put down a whole bowl that fast and we realized that the reason this type of restaurant works is because there is a system and a culture around the food; get in, get your food, and get gone!
Our train to Osaka was very uneventful which is exactly the idea behind the most efficient train system in the world and when we arrived a light rain was just setting in as we hailed a taxi to take us to our hotel for the night. When we planned the Japanese leg ...
... next station so only a 2 min trip.
After checking in we relaxed for awhile and washed some clothes. Then it was back on the subway to Kyoto.
We went into a large electronics store for a look and found an area with a huge amount of gashapon machines. I couldn't resist and added a couple to my small collection. Ashlyn on the other hand went crazy and now has a rather large collection.
We then walked ...
... after we sat down. On the way to Gion DIstrict, Colson was pretending to be a kangaroo and "hopped" over everything in his way including sidewalk cracks, manhole covers, tiles etc. Within 15 minutes he was a ball of sweat, but was having fun. I asked him if he was going to do that on the way home too. He replied "Of course, kangaroos don't get tired". Well apparently he was wrong. Tanja and I had to carry him all the way home! Once back at the Ryokan, I took ...
... time and were the last ones to leave the restaurant, after the appropriate bowing, of course. Back at the ryokan, we put on our yukatas and to the baths. This time, since there was nobody around, we cheated a bit and we all wore our swimsuits as well. It was fun to do this together at night and then, relaxed, back to the futons for a nice rest, not until Ariana pinches me on the side and can’t stop laughing!
Winding down our quick trip to Kyoto, we visited Gion, the famous artistic and cultural district in Kyoto. What a vibrant, fast-paced area. There are shops of all kinds to visit, lanterns adorning the streets, people in traditional robes and authentic Japanese food. The theatre is active and its a great place to visit. Sitting ...