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... biting cold. While doing research for activities and attractions in Kyoto we had come across several boutiques that offered the full kimono outfit for rent while touring around Kyoto. First of all despite the fact the traditional dress is quite covered I thought it was way to cold to try that out and secondly I wondered how these boutiques made any money as surely it would be rare to have someone want to dress up and town around. Boy was I ...
... friendly and a really nice common room, throw my bag down in a mixed dorm and off to explore. I explore a beautiful temple that is within a rock throw from the hostel, its completely packed with tourists doing traditional buddist prayers, I had to give it a try, so I open up my change purse (yes I have a change purse.....do not judge me) and I grab some 1 yen coins as they are not really worth much and you cant use them in the trains or busses, so i grab 6 of them and ...
... the better part of a day visiting until we got templed out. Buddhists always build their temples on hills, which means that eventually we were weighing the value of seeing the temple vs. climbing the stairs. As the day wore on, not wanting to climb stairs increasingly won out over another temple. But we saw some nice temples--including one that was connected by a whole series of walkways through the trees. It's amazing--we ended ...
... before stopping for some lunch consisting of our new favourite, Sushi. The shop we stopped at had the conveyor belt of sushi that constantly twirled in front of you and anything you want, you just grab it, all plates costing 130 yuen. We grabbed a few salmon and tuna pieces, before ordering some other rolls on the menu. It was a delicious lunch and ended up only cost us about $11 dollars total, a steal of a deal! With our bellies full, we started the walk back through ...
... shop (just over 2 pounds) and found some very snazzy Christmas waistcoats for our troupe to wear on Christmas day. In the night, we went out to a great little bar and drank plenty of gin fizz and plum wine.
Although more picturesque than Tokyo, I think that Kyoto lacked somewhat of the edge than it’s successor offers. It feels much more like a tourist city. That’s not to say I didn’t think it was a lovely place to spend a few ...
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