Yesterday I took the Shinkansen to Kyoto and I love riding trains especially the super express trains here in Japan. Since there was promised heavy rain I took a cap and was surprised in the good way just under 700 yen for a 10 minutes drive. Amazing.
I got installed in my studio with my own kitchen and a top modern place with my own washer and the shower is also a tub and a dryer.
Since I only have 4 whole days here I went to the Gion district just 10 minutes walk from here and walked the streets with the old houses and a huge amount of shrines. A lot of the locals wore the traditional kimonos and that made the whole experience so authentic.
Back at the guesthouse I enjoyed to have my own kitchen and afterwards I made my own onsen with the tub, epsom salt and essential oils.
Today I went to take a Kyoto walk but I’d forgotten to read the whole brochure and therefore I didn’t know that the tour only was on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. OK that shouldn’t ruin my day so I took the train to Inari and hiked to the top of Fushimi with all the orange gates. It was 37 degrees Celsius and still I walked in a good pace all the way up and down with no short cuts. My legs was shaking on most of the way down but I walked and I did it. For me this was a major achievement since I couldn’t sit and walk back in 2011.
After I found a cat cafe in Inari where I’d go. I just had to try it. The cats wasn’t that social but I found one that wasn’t sleeping. It was fund though.
Back in Kyoto I went up in the Kyoto tower to see the city from above and it was amazing because several places the sun broke though the sky as huge beams.
After that it was grocery shopping and back to my studio.