Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
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- Smoking rooms available
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- High-speed internet in room
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... we headed to Nishiki Food Market. The entire street is covered in and has hundreds of little shops of everything, fish, seafood, tea, sweets , icecreams, vege, wooden shoes and souvenirs.
There was also a large shopping street, also undercover, at right angles to the market street that we spent some time in too. Considering how hot it was outside it was a good place to be.
Today was the beginning of Kyoto's four day ...
... dragons squirting out water. I can't help but call each one of them Mushu when I see them. All of these temples have been covered with breathtaking painted interior walls (which unfortunately you can't take pictures of) and gardens that give me chills. I can't even begin to explain how amazing they are in words so I'm going to have to continue to use pictures to truly explain the beauty of each one.
I forgot to feed the boys again, so we had to go on a hunt to ...
... a totally different demeanor to them. They walk so straight and fast. She so well dressed and her hair was immaculate. I managed to get a quick snap before she disappeared. It was incredible. We also stumbled upon a couple mid proposal. They were traditionally dressed and had a photographer and some sets with them. They weren't too happy when I asked if I could take a picture, but agreed. We caught the bus back to Kyoto Station and went to the post office to get some ...
... them for photos.
Unfortunately with all this going on we managed to miss our scheduled tea ceremony at En, but since we had spotted our Geisha, all the effort seemed worth it and we went home satisfied.
I should mention that thanks to living in London we had learnt a fair bit about navigating the subways, and this came in extremely useful here, as we darted from one station to the next. The only issue we had in ...
Today we took a bus to Arashiyamaa about 40 minutes outside of Kyoto. Once there we meet a Zen Buddhist monk that takes us on a wooden rowboat down the Oigawa River to his temple called Sumnokura Ryoi. The temple is over 400 years old and much more modest them others we have seen. It's quite high up on the mountainside and very secluded.
A traditional Japanese tea ceremony dates to about 400 years ago and was practiced by the samurai before ...