Kyoto Tokyu Hotel
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Today was our second day in Japan and while it was supposed to be a quiet day after all the travelling from the previous one it ended up being quite long and tiring. It included a long walk through some local residential streets in Kyoto to Kyoto Tower where we went up to the observation deck, 100m above sea level and saw some really spectacular …
... arrived at Kyoto station with the minimum of fuss.
I found my way out to the taxi stand, but not before stopping at one of the MANY shops in the station and buying my first bento lunch and a bottled tea. (They were delicious by the way.)
After that, the attendant hailed a cab for me. I think I got the oldest, most confused driver in Kyoto. Possibly in all of Japan. He had to keep pulling over to check the map and address that I had handed him when I first got ...
Out and about by 9:45. Walked two blocks to catch a tram to Arashiyama. What a great place. We visited our favourite temple so far known as Tenryu-ji. The temple itself was stunning, the grounds were picture perfect but the real difference was the presence of the monks. It had a ring of Knock about it (a place of pilgrimage for catholics in the west of Ireland). After strolling through the ...
... see the sushi chefs preparing sushi and we could just point if we had to and wouldn’t starve.
We sat next to an elderly gentleman and his daughter and they said hello to us as well as every single person who worked in the restaurant (Japanese always yell their hello’s to anyone who walks across their threshold, you do get used to if after a while, especially when you aren’t really sure what they are yelling out but it doesn’t really matter because its ...