Day 2 - Off to Kyoto we go...!

Trip Start Aug 22, 2012
Trip End Dec 23, 2012

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Flag of Japan  , Kinki,
Friday, August 24, 2012

Second day and despite the serious lack of sleep we set off for Kyoto on a 3 hour journey on the shinkansen (bullet train). After not too much trouble we found our hostel and got our bags into our ryokan. Probably going to be our nicest stay with our own little room for two and ensuite :)

After getting our bags down we set out for lunch. We found a tempura place which we knew we would both like, however it then hit home just how expensive Japan was... one piece of shrimp mushroom tempura set me back 400yen! Probably in the region of 3.80 for one piece! At least the rice wasn't breaking the bank so I could fill up on that.

We then headed over to Gion to see if we could see any geisha and despite seeing plenty of ladies dressed in kimonos around town and in Tokyo, didn't see any white white make up on. Not sure if that means they are real Geisha or not?! After strolling round a local temple we headed for the golden arches of McDonalds to satisfy our bellies with some affordable familiar food :D
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