Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Japan Trip 2011 - Day 4 - Cycling round Kyoto.
The second and sadly only full day i spent in Kyoto i rented a bicycle and tried to see as much as i could in the single day.
Lots of temple, shines and beautiful old structures in Kyoto, maybe the equivalent of Oxford or Cambridge in the UK if Tokyo was London, sadly it no where near. From the station where i stashed my gear in the coin locker i headed towards the amazing Kinkaku-ji with the stunning Golden Pavilion visiitng any i could on the way, stop what i thought was a shrine but turned out to be a university on graduation day, standing there until realised that i was a uninvited guest, took a few photos and popped in the bike again. After that i got very lost and found my self at the Town Hall which was quite far away from where i wanted to be, saw the Movix theater thats appeared in alot of anime in some sport of roofed street. Once at the Kinakau-ji i headed towards the river to see the massive stepping stones, some stones carved as turtles, sting-rays and boats which i really like. Had to return the bike by nightfall, later on i went up Kyoto Tower, then spent hours in Yodobashi camera and played Pichinko, deafening! Cream crackered after that day and did sleep well.
Did not lock the bike up once! Ive never been to a country where you would leave your bike unlocked, Japan is so safe!