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What a day! The last 24 hours has been a whirlwind! Our flight landed on time at Tokyo's Narita airport then we made our way to Kyoto by bullet train..another 3.5 hours! No check in till 2 so off to underground shops for lunch, walk through fish market, up to ...
... attached to it but unfortunately it now started to rain, so we went back to the bus stop and caught bus number 12 to a world famous stone garden called Ryanji. At this point I would also like to thank Yuni for planning all these bus routes around town, this really saved us a good bit of walking :-)!
This stone garden is apparently very basic (a 10m by 25m rectangle) with only 15 stones spread over the area. The gravel between the bigger stone represents the sea and ...
... to the top, as the bottom is full of people,
which thin out the further up you go making it very peaceful and
tranquil to be there. Having made it back down, we collected our bags
from the hostel and made our way back to Osaka for one night in a
capsule hotel before our flight out of Japan the next day.
The capsule hotel...weird! The capsules
are like something out of a spaceship, all lined up together, with
light, alarm and TV in each. I'm glad ...
... we crossed paths. I did however see a person that went above in beyond in making this challenging. As if going up thousands of steps (yes yes I’m increasing the number here for dramatic effect) in an unbearable heat was not enough, she decided to do this whole ordeal in high heels. Although I’ve never actually tried high heels I’m pretty sure it doesn’t make walking easier…I could be wrong though.
Along the path there are tons of ...
... comparing travel notes and having a laugh about how Westerners (and those of a larger frame) manage in Japanese bathrooms. In no time at all we arrived at Arashiyama station and said goodbye to our Phillipino friends and headed off to find the temple and the bamboo forest. The day was really hot and I hadn't brought a hat along so we stopped at the first of many lovely little craft/souvenir/clothes shops and I got that sorted. We continued walking down a very scenic little side ...