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... car in the train.
When the train arrived we went to our seats in the first and second row and Mum and Dad turned their seats around so that we were facing each other. We saw Mt Fuji out of window and took lots of photos - as did all the other tourists on the train. We had lunch of cheese sandwiches and jam sandwiches. Then we arrived in Kyoto.
We walked from the Kyoto Station to our new ...
... rock garden, sakura-fringed reflecting lake and traditional tatami-mat-covered and painted walled building.
We bombed it back to the hotel to grab our things, loaded up on some snacks and beer for our Hikari shinkansen return to Tokyo. I easily could have spent 2-3 more days in Kyoto as we didn't get to Nijo Castle, Arashiyama, Ninnan-ji amongst other things.
... powder, and she loved that her meal arrived in a car.
The rest of our meals followed very soon afterwards. Charlotte had the chicken cutlet, Angela had a medium sized pork cutlet, and Veronica and I had the large sized "premium" tenderloin pork cutlet.
Last time we visited Katsukura, at Kyoto station during the last Japan trip, it was good, but I wasn't overly impressed. This time it was quite simply magnificent. It was the ...
... then Todai temple, the most famous one. Today we became tourists again. Expensive entry fees, commercial souvenirs, playing with deer, just like must-do in Nara as tourists.
Again what impressed was not these tourist spots, but the traditional market street. We bought some underpants (boy's) in an old shop. The brand 快適工房 is also famous in TW (for those who care much ...
... I hung out with them for a few days and we went to a chabad. A chabad is a Jewish house where you can eat free diner, Israelis always do this on a Friday night. It was the third time I visited a place like this (it is funded by a organisation of rich American Jews), in Thailand, India and now Japan. There is a global network of these houses so that the Jewish people can come together on their holy Friday night, wherever ...