Category Archives: Kyoto

Day 10: 22nd Sept – From Hotel to Temple: A Night With The Monks in Koyasan

It was a painful awakening this morning, and we were down in the lobby by 6am arranging our luggage to be delivered straight to Osaka. This is a genius idea that I wish other countries (especially the UK) would implement, … Continue reading

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Day 9: 21st Sept – The Day I Had A Blonde Moment & Discovered I’m Terrified of Deer

Today was our last day in Kyoto and we planned to spend most of it in Nara. However, today was the day our plans went to dust a bit. Firstly we got on a bus destined for “Ginkakuji” (silver temple), … Continue reading

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Day 8: 20th Sept – Bad Breakfasts, Bamboo Forest, Bikes, Baby Monkeys and BBQ

We surfaced around 10am, this was getting better but still not ideal for a sightseeing holiday! For breakfast, we decided to try the café across the street “Caffexcelsior” – this had completely different branding and spelling to the popular chain … Continue reading

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Day 7: 19th Sept – The Day We Walked a Thousand Miles and Ate A Million Calories

Due to getting distracted with our iStuff last night, we didn’t wake up particularly early! We had a few nibbles in our room and headed off to catch the subway. This morning we were heading to Fushimi Inari, which was … Continue reading

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Day 6: 18th Sept – The Shinkansen, The School Trip and The Spontaneous Picnic

Thanks to an impressive series of alarms we managed to wake up before 9am, throw any leftover stuff into suitcases and be at the checkout desk by 9:45. We were off to the subway station, suitcases in tow, in what … Continue reading

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