Urban Hotel Kyoto
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... off we go to our tour destinations. We rode the bus 205 in going to Kinkaku-ji temple. Several students were going on a field trip as well. Tourist were also swarming thus you are assured that you won't get lost once you get off Kinkaku-ji mae bus station. The kinkaku-ji temple or also known as the Golden pavillion did not fail to impress me. whatever angle you take, the picture will give an absolute beauty of the the temple. Moving along ...
... Well how lucky we are since we have the coach all to ourselves. A couple of more hectic photo sessions without having to worry about the rules and courtesy to be observed when taking a train in Japan.
The final stop before the hotel is dinner at a Japanese shop and that means another Japanese set meal. I was more than glad to have them and the mackerel was just awesome. However, the speciality of this place is actually unagi or eel. But since some of us including ...
... from one stone to the other with your eyes closed it is said you will find true love. And, "lo and behold", when I opened my eyes; there she was! From the temple we wander through Kyoto, which is a really relaxing city after the hectic of Tokyo, and we found very nice small cozy alleyways and huge covered shopping streets. We ended, due to the rain, early in the guesthouse where Herrie cooked us a meal and we drank beer and sake till ...
... loaded with school kids. One would think this was Disney World. The children are pretty well behaved and are
of all ages from kindergarten through high school age. From early grade school on, the students are
in uniforms. The boys wear dark blazers,
white shirts and ties. Some of the girls
also wear blazers, while others are in sailor suits, complete with ties and
Madeline hats. The students seem to love
the trips but do ...
... everyone seemed to be closing up. We will have to come back another day. We then decided to turn back to the main shopping area along Shijo Street and found a Japanese fast food joint: Mos Burger. Even though Mos Burger is fast food, the food itself is made fresh to order. To our surprise, the burgers that we ordered were quite fresh, fluffy, and yummy! Like everything else in Japan, the burgers were carefully wrapped ...