2 days in Kyoto
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February 28th, 2008 – by: finchley
We stayed right by the station in a peaceful little ryokan that was like a tranquil oasis tucked behind two more boring, ugly grey streets.
But, if you get out and go visit some other areas on the 'relatively' easy to use bus system then you're rewarded with all manner of sights, sounds and experiences. Over our two-and-a-bit days in Kyoto we basically did the lonely planet suggested itinerary of a Day in Higishiyama to the east, a day in Arashiyama to the west and a couple of nights in the downtown shopping strip and night life area of Gion. It was a good choice and we had an absolutely fantastic time visiting temples and shrines and walking down old-world beautiful streets Geisha spotting and marvelling at the mix of the ultra-modern, the downright ugly and the unbelievably breath-taking.
The pictures say more than I could writing any more but suffice to say that Kyoto is everything you might imagine Japan to be in one city. We've come in February - end of Winter and have already committed to coming back in Spring or Autumn time in the future when the sights would be even more colourful with the changing mountain landscape throughout the year
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