When we originally planned our trip to Japan, we really only were excited about Tokyo, but we figured since we flew all the way across the world, we should at least something else. In an attempt to get a little history we stopped into Kyoto. The bullet train only takes about two hours to get to Kyoto from Tokyo, so we arrived in the morning to a wet mess.
Kyoto is an older city, and some of the people there stick to older traditions in clothing. Women in kimonos walked the streets in the rain.
A temple. I honestly don’t know what this was, but we were just trying to get out of the rain.
Nijo Castle. They make you take your shoes off. There is bare wood floor with no insulation underneath it, just air. I thought my feet where going to freeze and snap off.
The rain stopped just long enough for us to get some views of the castle grounds.
Cherry blossoms were just starting here too. Nothing was in full bloom.
Then it started hailing and raining sideways, so we took cover in some restaurant.
It’s pretty much like Yoshinoya, but the meat isn’t complete fat.
After the meal we were soaking wet and knew we weren’t going to want to do any more sight seeing. We went to a bath house, where we separated ourselves to our respective gender baths and got naked in front of strangers. Sorry, there are no pictures except this one. I found a beer vending machine!
Our room for our stay in Kyoto. I could totally live like this.