cafe independants toilet
woke up at 7plus and visited the shugakuin imperial villa early in the morning. it wasn't too bad, i do find it abit bland though after seeing the imperial palace exterior the previous day. that seemed a little more exciting when compared to the shugakuin imperial villa, but maybe that's just me. after that we went over to nishiki market and ate lunch (chicken tendons, are stuff like tis supposed to be eaten? there was a whole crunchy plate of them). they do sell lots of stuff over at nishiki market, from junk food (bean crackers and sweets) to raw meat (and seafood) to vegetagble to fruits to barbeque everything. also on sale were everyday stuff like kitchenware, blades, souveniers, hats, shoes, handkerchiefs, postcards, umbrellas etc etc.
hotel dew oyamazaki with small toilets
there was even a temple where you throw coins and make a wish. there were some miscommunication in the afternoon though so it didn't really go that well. i did, though, buy a S$70 vintage bag which looks like it had been used in WWII (i'm still figuring out how to use it). wanted to get a gasmask too but decided against it. maybe ebay. went over to cafe independants (real cool cafe, reminds me of papa midnite's pub where you are required to give a password before entering). inside the cafe it feels as if you are in a membership of sorts, as if you had joined the ranks of some cool dudes handing out coffee as membership cards. stayed there for a while doodling before leaving. had an ok dinner and lugged everything back to the hotel.