Kyoto Part  Two – Monkeying Around in Arashiyama

Stephen: On our second and final full day in Kyoto, we headed out to the outskirts of the city, to a place called Arashiyama. Kyoto was the first place on the whole trip where we had become acutely aware of the fact that we are foreigners, feeling more like sightseers than anything else, which wasn’t… Continue reading Kyoto Part  Two – Monkeying Around in Arashiyama

Kyoto – Part One

Stephen: We left the bustling metropolis of Tokyo behind us, clattering away at some ridiculous speed on the Shinkansen bullet train. It was remarkably comfortable, and got us all the way to Kyoto in just a shade over two hours. Getting the tickets had been a breeze too, with help from the friendly staff at the… Continue reading Kyoto – Part One