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... our Japan trip. We also started looking into what we wanted to see in Kyoto, better late than never. We settled on hiring bikes and cycling up to the Golden Pavillion, a Buddhist Temple famous in Kyoto. The cycle was long but worth it and we even detoured through a park, catching some local baseball whilst we ate lunch. The temple glistened gold, reflecting in the pond that it stood before. It was really beautiful and allowed us to regain enthusiasm for ...
... and then another moat within the castle. The castle had a lot of history. It was built in 1603 and was completed in 1626 My favourite thing about the castle was Ninomaru palace which was pretty impressive. All over the palace they had squeaky floor boards so that they know when they are being attacked. The floor design is called a nightingale floor. Also in the palace it had some impressive paintings amongst the all the rooms. Some of them were taking down to be restored. We took a ...
... no-ma (Young Pine Room)
Tozamurai-no-ma (Retainers' Room)
Shikidai-no-ma (Reception Room)
Rōchu-no-ma (Ministers' Offices)
Chokushi-no-ma (Imperial Messenger's Room)
The Ōhiroma (Great Hall) is the central core of the Ninomaru Palace and consists of four chambers:
Ichi-no-ma (First Grand Chamber)
Ni-no-ma (Second Grand Chamber)
San-no-ma (Third Grand Chamber)
... from the train but it doesn't really feel like that when you're walking around. There is quite a random mix of Japanese and English language everywhere even though the standard of English spoken isn't that high. Everyone is very friendly and we spotted straight away how there is no litter anywhere, it's just a really well looked after place. The vast majority of people dress very Western, but then you get a random lady in full traditional ...
... a sister shop across town which only sells Kendo gear. They offer me a free taxi ride over..which was really kind of them. Upon getting there I step into a shop only dedicated to Kendo stuff. My wallet was burning in my pocket. I could have easily spent a few thousands here but limited myself to Emerick's gift, a few new bokken's for myself and some miscellaneous finds including a sword case. And so my travel gear grows more. Now whenever ...