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Japan-Kyoto (Part II)

Pontocho: a scenic dining area along the river (right behind our hotel).  There were hundreds of restaurants within these little alleys.  We enjoyed sitting by the riverbank at sunset, watching cormorant birds fish and people walk their dogs.   497 more words


Japan Travel Diary: Kyoto and Dotonbori

November 6, 2014

I woke up at 5 a.m. to get ready for our first day touring Japan.

We surprisingly were able to leave the hotel at our agreed time of 8 a.m. 1,016 more words


The Takayama Autumn Festival Tour - Small Group Tour of Japan – Day 8

Today – Kyoto! There is just so much to see in Kyoto, and on the Takayama Tour as with all tours we try to cover some of the must-sees and a few others less known as we walk around. 114 more words

Japan 2015 Day 02: Kiyomizu-dera and Nishiki Market

Another early day for us. We left our apartment around 7 in the morning and made our way to Kiyomizu Temple. The walk took us about half an hour but since it was early morning, it was quite nice. 503 more words


Two days in Kyoto (a.k.a Why are there so many goddam people here??)

The friend who I was travelling with is a teacher, so unfortunately she is stuck travelling during the peak times of school holidays. Osaka had been kind of busy, but nothing like what we encountered in Kyoto. 1,160 more words


Japan! Three days in Kyoto!

To say we all loved Kyoto would be an understatement. It’s a wondrous place, magical really! The history, the people, the food, the beauty… three days was definitely not enough. 1,989 more words