September 8, 2011

Kyoto 2011

After Osaka, Andrea and I took the train to Kyoto. The talk of Japan being unbelievably hot in the summer was true. Hauling luggage around multiple train stations is a sweaty affair. However, once we were settled  I had a great time. We visited some cultural sites including the golden Kinkokuji temple, Kiyomizu-dera, and the imperial palace grounds.  One of my favourite things to do in Japan in wander down streets with no goal in site. Kyoto's historical buildings intertwined with more modern ones provide a great atmosphere for these walks. 
Cafe Independants was located in the basement of an old building. We liked it so much our first visit we had to go back a few days later.
Where I discovered Wilkinson's Ginger Ale
Imperial Palace Grounds
Bike lockers
Conveyor belt sushi 回転寿司
Bamboo grove. 
On the train leaving Kyoto

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