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... and gets everywhere.
The next morning we decided to head to the main shopping area and actually find some good shopping right away. We pick up a few items before before deciding to take an easy day, after our ridiculous train fiesta that we had yesterday. We wander the shops and manage to find the English book store for a south america guide book and a book for Kim also. The shops here are everywhere and like most of Japan, each office tower has ...
... way colder than usual. Back in class, many of the kids wanted me to 'sign' all of their things. So I signed many bits of paper, many hands, many books - it was never ending! This has got to be the celebrity life for sure. Later on was school lunch, which I'll admit, I didn't really have any idea about what going to happen and how things are routinely done. Basically, all of the kids wash their hands, put on little chef hats, lab coats and masks. Then some of them are sent ...
... the same position on the same table every time we went past. I'm certain the fish just sit there until they sell, or decay. That would account for the smell anyway.
We ended up bidding farewell to Kyoto without actually seeing any of it this morning. The subway station entrance is right outside of our door. The subway takes you underground to Kyoto station, and before you know it, you're out of Kyoto station, and bound for Osaka. ...
... think of a similar area in Britain, but our stations are nowhere near the size - perhaps if you combined Thurrock and Liverpool street then dotted St Paul's and Big Ben around it and tried to find a route through the mall to the cathedral you'd be getting close. By the time I found the right direction it was still some way off and the sun was setting, so my quick goal of seeing sunset-darkness up on the top of the 173m building was aborted in favour of the subway home. Run: 2:00:35, ...
... right change.
So first hurdle is getting money from the cash point. You can only use most the machines if you can read Japanese or if you have a Japanese card. Not to worry, we have just spotted the huge queue. This must be where we get our money from. All cashed up and off we go. So on the tube, so far so good, now our train ticket and we are in Kyoto.
We get our map, which is just a bus map, and we work out where we want ...
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