Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... br> We then went back to the train station, and went one stop to go home. We are having gyozas for dinner and then hopefully watching Kung Fu Panda 2!
What was exciting or great today: Hannah - seeing all the deer because I'd never really seen a real deer before. Ben - seeing all of the torii gates because I've never seen so many before.
What was difficult or not so good: Hannah - walking around Nara. Ben - walking all that way.
... I'll chase it up then.
Entering the train station we met up with a guy from Melbourne who we've been running into over the last couple of days. He left Nagano with us, and caught all the same trains to Takayama, and he was again catching the same trains to Kyoto.
After a fairly easy and comfortable few hours on the Takayama local train to Nagoya we got off, and the poor guy we were with could not find his rail pass. Since he was going to be in ...
From Sendai we went South west to Kyoto. Our whizzy bullet train got us there in 5 hours. Pretty handy considering it is the opposite side of the country. With only a short period of time in Kyoto we decided to dump our bags at the train station and head out sight seeing as soon as we arrived. First stop was Genkakuji temple (a silver pavilion that they forgot to paint silver). This has to be one of the busiest places we have visited so far. Tour groups were ...
... the country. Three different types of trains operated by different lines, which makes it confusing for me. You find them in different areas of the station, often taking up and down escalators and walking long hallways to find them. The train lines are color-coded, which helps, once you figure that out. I have noticed it is easier for me to find my way when the huge stations are not so crowded with people rushing in all directions. During the slower times, I ...
... Several hawks come from nowhere and nosedive towards the river to fight over the mid-air food. The successful recipient catches the food in his talon, looks around and shoves it into his mouth all while still maintaining course in the air. This process was repeated over and over until we got bored...20mins later! There were up to 20 hawks that seem to fly in from nearby places by the time we left. Any food that wasn't caught was picked up by one of the ...
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