UNIZO INN Kyoto Kawaramachi Shijo
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... t imagine why.. On the way back we ate another weird Japanese dish for lunch, one you see here quite often: a bunch of rice wrapped in an omelet accompanied by some sauce.. It was quite ok. So back into the train, back to our original hotel in Kyoto. Here we checked in at 3 pm, exhausted, so we had a quick nap, a shower and got dressed for our final exclusive Japanese gourmet experience: dinner at the three Michelin star restaurant: "Hyotei". This is ...
... adamant that this is a school child's worst nightmare and they would curse her for it, and Fay is worried about making one of them cry - so we'll probably drop that idea. Mid morning we stopped in a little cafe for a bowl of Uji Kintoki (shaved ice with sweetened green tea) - the bowls were huge and very yummy. We carried on through some pretty little streets (with perhaps the most beautiful drainpipes we've seen) to Koda-ji a temple with beautiful landscaped gardens ...
... We've all had a few of those anal social disasters.
The cool part is that the temple is adorned with all manner of swine.
Finally, south of Gion is the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine, said to be the most important shrine in the city. Established in 711 and dedicated to the Shinto rice and sake god Inari, also the patron of business, merchants and manufacturers. It occupies 233 meter high Mount Inari, a mountain park surrounded ...
... and Katie enjoyed it enormously. We had a lovely chat and laughed a lot. We felt very lucky to be here with two Japanese friends who spoke such good English and had been such excellent guides. After dinner we set off for a brief walk around Gion. This is the entertainment quarter of Kyoto and still has many low rise atmospheric traditional houses. It was quite cold and we walked along the main shopping street to the famous area ...
... and of course minus the hordes of people it looks stunning, however we weren’t too impressed with it once we actually got there. Don’t get me wrong it is nice, it’s quite scenic in parts but the impressiveness is sort of taken away when there are hundreds of people milling around and even taxi’s driving through! I sort of expected the bamboo forest to be more densely populated with bamboo as well, it was a bit of a let-down but at least we ...