Kyoto, Day 1
On Saturday I took the shinkansen, the bullet train, south to Kyoto. The train ride was about 2 1/2 hours and at times I felt like I was flying. Unfortunately the weather turned miserable, meaning I only saw grey clouds and rain. I arrived and promptly got lost in Kyoto Station. I finally found the subway and headed to my hostel. I can’t really call it a hotel as it looks like this
Let’s just say the picture online did not look like this:).
I arrive at lunch time, so I walked back to Kyoto Station and took the train to the Fushimi area to see the Tofukuji Temple. The Temple had a beautiful Zen Garden.
Next stop was the Fushimiinari-taisha Shrine. It’s the shrine with thousands of tori gates.
A picture of the plastic food all the restaurants displayed outside.
I walked around Kyoto Station and had some dinner. This is a look down from the top floor.
After dinner I did a little shopping and headed back to the hostel. As it wasn’t very inviting I headed across the road to Starbucks for coffee and to read.