Bullet Train to Kyoto
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Eventually, we did leave the built-up area around Tokyo and enter the countryside. It was a rainy and overcast day, so was probably the best day to travel. Before the trip, I had noted that
Ryokan Kohro was a modern building, but had traditional style Japanese guest rooms. The rooms had tatami mats, futons for sleeping, a low table, and two sit-upons with backs in place of chairs. The bathroom was Western style, albeit small. An anteroom, separated from the main room by a sliding door, provided luggage storage and a closet.
Each evening, a bedtime snack in the form of a packaged cinnamon wafer candy or a bean jam wafer was left for us. An electric hot water caddy provided water for evening tea. (I did find out how to make morning coffee using the hot water vessel. One needed to buy a “coffee set” at a convenience store. The coffee set consisted of two Styrofoam cups and instant coffee. However, one had to use the hot water before it was removed when housekeeping made up the room)
In the evening, we walked around the narrow streets of old town