KyotoDecember 18, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C
Our first stop of our three week stint in Japan was Kyoto. They have bullet trains here that will get you 300kms in about an hour. Although we opted for the cheaper version to get to our accommodation and this resulted in about 6 train transfers and took about 2.5 hours to cover 60kms.
We heard a lot of good things about Kyoto, and we were glad to see that the place lived up to it’s expectations. Kyoto is a very traditional Japanese place. The city had a lot of tourists, yet we were still impressed by itsattractions. The city is known for its traditional wooden homes, Buddhist shrines, castles, and geishas. The ancient city was real interesting and kept us busy for the six days we had here.
The place was pretty easy to navigate and flat which makes biking around the city enjoyable. We hired electric-bicycles the majority of the time while we were here and made good use of these as we managed to run the battery flat each day we had them.
Oh I also think Japan has the weirdest food of all places we’ve travelled to in Asia. You can see the baby octopus I sampled in the pictures below.Read more