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Sorry I haven't made a post in a few days, our hotel in Kyoto did not have
a strong connection to wifi for android phones. However, there are two
things I have noticed in the past few days in the city of Kyoto.
#1- Everything is designed for convienece and purpose. We were climbing a
mountain in Kyoto, and what did we find at the top in the middle of
nowhere? A vending machine. You can also find them next to shrines ...
... But I digress. So we hop on the shinkansen, or bullet train. These things are great. We weren't on the very fastest of these, but it was fast enough and we zipped out of Tokyo and into the countryside with rice paddies dotting the landscape. (It's absolutely crazy that America does not have this kind of rail service. Every country we have been been to has great rail service, except for my home country-We have the American car industry and its ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... even have little plastic flowers inside of them to make them more attractive. The light poles normally have some kind of decoration or chandelier.
We were recommended to eat breakfast in the basement of a store called Mega. It is the largest store in Kiryu, and is kind of like their version of Walmart, but nicer. We wondered through it, noticing normally ordinary things but presented in a new way. The people must have thought ...
... standing next to me and they were curious about me not wearing shoes. That started up a nice conversation about where i was from and what they were doing here. One of the guys introduced himself and i don't know his japanese name anymore but he said it meant 'small mountain' in english. After a while our buses came and we said goodbye. The bus took me to the station and two trains and 2 hours later i was in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
I had booked a capsule hotel near ...