Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... the rainy season, but at least I had an umbrella. It took me an hour to walk back to my bike from there, but I was so relieved to be able to pedal after that. My feet needed an epic massage after this trip.
I biked across intersections and raced past restaurants that pumped out the aroma of Teriyaki sauce. I finally reached Colori, were I was to meet with Yossy and Crystal for dinner. Crystal and I ate our salad with chopsticks. It was starting to drizzle, so I had to ...
... very expensive but well worth it as it is hard to catch Sakura full bloom on a sunny day. And luckily we got reserved seats because the train was very full both ways.
Went on the 8.47am Nizomi shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. Arrived at 11am. I've visited Kyoto many times but was shocked to find a long winding queue at the taxi stand but fortunately it moved very fast. On the way, we showed Megan all ...
... was awkward. But at least I got another 30 minutes beauty sleep. When we get off the train at Kyoto station the time is about 12:30. We walk to our hotel expecting to be able to check in and have shower and brush our teeth because we hadn't done that for around 30 hours. We stank. But because we couldn't check in early because they were still cleaning our rooms we had to leave our luggage and go and get some food and drinks and we got to have a look around Kyoto state ...
Everything was delicious (except for the fish custard thing – that was just
wrong) and thoroughly stuffed we jumped on a train for Inari.
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is something that I always wanted
to see, and it’s multitude of vermillion torii gates leading up the hillside did
not disappoint. The shrine is dedicated
to the gods of the harvest – particularly rice & sake, and the deities are
depicted as ...
... some more, bought some trinkets and went back to the bus.
The bus took us back to the train station and we went and waited for our Shinkensen train back to Tokyo. We watched some Olympic Judo on a tv in a waiting room. We were entertained by the seemingly random scoring rules in that sport, but that's a different story. The people waiting with us were very happy because the Japanese man beat the Uzbek man. The train ride was fairly quick ...