Hotel Sunroute Kyoto
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convenient .... a bus ride away from the station but between there and the places you want to see .... many restaurants within easy walking distance.
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... near a barricade that had an important looking black car on the otherside that people were waving to the person inside. My guess is she was one of teh princesses of the Japanese Imperial Family.
On my bike ride to the next set of temples, I stumbled upon a pedestrian and bike only street that was a marketplace. I had a good time biking up and down it, but didn't really find anything I wanted to stop and buy. So I moved on to the Nishi-Honganji Temple and ...
... you'll be happy to hear. Jack seems to think I have a drinking issue but we know thats NOT true! What I have noticed over the past few days is that smoking outside is really rare in Kyoto but it seems that smoking in restaurants is still fine! Tonight, a guy walked in wearing one of the ubiquitous masks (still not 100% sure why some people wear them and others don't), sat down and lit up. I'm guessing that keeping his lungs clean is not ...
... miss it, you have a long wait.
I went to Nijo Castle, it was built by an early Shogun, I am going to cheat and past Wikipedia here :)
In 1601, Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate, ordered all the feudal lords in Western Japan to contribute to the construction of Nijō Castle, which was completed during the reign of Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1626. Parts of Fushimi Castle, such as the main tower and the karamon, were moved here ...
... main building is a five-storied pagoda which towers over the surrounding gardens and other temple buildings. It was originally built in 826AD but was burnt down 4 times after getting struck by lightning. The present tower was built in 1644 by the Tokugawa Shogun. In one of the other temple building there was a massive statue of Buddha finished in gold leaf by the looks of it. Wasn't allowed to photo it unfortunately, stupid rules!
One thing ...
Heading back to my roykan I was pooped so jumped on the nearest bus. I decided to have dinner at the train station, which also has department stores and lots of restaurants, it is not the same as eating at Aberdeen train station back home! It was a pretty cool experience as you take a series of escalators which are outdoors up to the top levels, it seems as if you are just ...