Kyoto

The last stop of our Japan trip was Kyoto – and I actually have a ton of photos from our three days there.

I love everything about this city, the architecture, the food (duh), the scenery, the SHOPPING (although this time I didn’t get to do a whole lot of that, thanks to my handsome but doesn’t-love-to-browse-husband).

Architecture in Kyoto is varied, beautiful, and a lot of it REALLY old. There are over 1,500 temples in the city alone.

We visited the Golden Temple, it sits on the edge of a serene pond, and the two top levels of building itself covered in gold leaf, truly stunning. It was pretty packed, so we didn’t go inside, but it was well worth the trip, the photos don’t do justice!

If you want good coffee in Kyoto, go to % Arabica – and between the two (or maybe three now) locations, the one on Arashiyama river is TOP. Our first trip to Kyoto, this was their only shop, still the best IMHO.

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency, which was very central to the places we wanted to go, so we walked as much as we could (didn’t offset all the food and drink but I guess it was better than nothing).

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We traveled between Tokyo, Shima and Kyoto by train.
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Helpful tips on how to not assault your cab driver

For food there was of course excellent sushi, as well as a really cool French restaurant we went to…and noodles. One place we came across by accident was called Pooh’s Cafe (no Winnie the Pooh themed stuff inside) which was quite good! We sat at a table by the window overlooking the little canal, it was very peaceful. The only photo I have is of me holding my chopsticks incorrectly so I won’t be putting that up.

The two other restaurants we tried in Kyoto that were excellent: La Famille Morinaga and Motoi.

Hope you enjoy the photos, Golden Temple ones taken by my handsome-and-impossible-husband πŸ˜‰

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View from the train, yes, that is snow! (I’m from Florida, this is still exciting stuff for me)

 

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The Hyatt Regency lobby in Kyoto, not too shabby
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Just a cute shop that we didn’t stop to look at, I’m not bitter
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I call this “heavily edited and I no longer have the original”

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One thought on “Kyoto

  1. Hi Chelle, i just reread this post and enjoyed it again. The photos were very good and it’s always good to read the hints from the local police. πŸ˜‰β€

    On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 8:47 PM travel food & fitness wrote:

    > Michelle Roscoe posted: “The last stop of our Japan trip was Kyoto – and I > actually have a ton of photos from our three days there. I love everything > about this city, the architecture, the food (duh), the scenery, the > SHOPPING (although this time I didn’t get to do a whole lot o” >

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