Travel Blogs from Kyoto
The last time I was in Japan, I was only in Kyoto for a day, and I barely saw the town at all. I was suffering from some problem where my ankles were swelling to an abnormal size and, alarmed by that, I just elevated my legs and barely ventured out. Which was a shame because Kyoto is supposed to be, in a lot of ways, Japan's best city. For one thing, it was one of the only major cities that was not firebombed and many historic parts of ...
... will be able to finish them without a problem. The winner is definitely the tempura. The batter was soo light and crispy. The best tempura I had so far.
We then headed for a kimono show. What marvelled me about the kimono is actually the design of the fabric. I wish I could buy one to make a baju kurung but unfortunately I couldn't find any at the shop. I wonder if there was any anyway.
After that, we made quite a long journey from Kyoto to Toyohashi in ...
... we decided to divide and conquer. Doug and Natalie explored the area (the skywalk on the eleventh story of the station itself, Kyoto Tower and several temples). Meanwhile Davis stayed at the station with the third bag and visited the tourist information centre to get maps and ideas for our stay.
Back together again, we took the subway north to Matsugasaki Station where Apple House's owner Hiroko picked us up in ...
... we spent our days in Kyoto visiting famous temples and historical sites. Some of the Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines were built in the 13 and 14th centuries. The contrast between current-day, modern Japan with its emphasis on technology, and the strong, rich history that lives on in Kyoto today, was fascinating to experience. They say there are over 1000 temples in Kyoto, most of which are hundreds of years old. They are protected ...
... one. There are many interesting streets to walk along. We have dinner at Wabiya, a restaurant specialising in chicken, something we have had very little of since arriving in Japan. We order a set menu, which consists of about 7 small courses. There is the usual soup course and some very nice cold, sliced chicken breast with a lime and ginger dressing. Then we are given chicken on skewers from three different areas in Japan, all very tasty. There are vegetable dishes as well ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking