Written by Radu and Leonard
Today we had a free day in Kyoto.
It felt nice to have some time off and relax, but of course we didn’t just stay in the hotel all day.
Some people went to see the Nanzen-Ji Temple and have a nice walk in the morning, while others (myself, Radu, included) slept in a little more and started their day a bit later. The last few days have been pretty packed and everybody was feeling a bit exhausted from all the walking around.
Later today I went on a little lunch walk and visited the famous old Geisha district that happened to be quite close to our hotel. There I saw some nice narrow and traditional streets where tourists were buying gifts and taking pictures.
In the evening I went to a restaurant with a few friends and we had some authentic sushi (the kind the chef prepares in front of you). Needless to say, it was delicious 😋.
I (Leonard) was part of the group that went to the temples. It was nice to get out of the city and into some greenery. After the long walk in scorching sun I met up with some friends and visited the old town of Kyoto were one can see beautiful small wooden houses with small shops selling various foods and souvenirs. We then went to the top of the old town where the Kiyomizu-dera temple is located. From there a nice view of Kyoto is to be had. After a dinner pitstop, time for drinks! For that the 250 ¥ (equivalent to 1.60€) for any drink bar would do the job.
Tomorrow, time for a new city. Tune in tomorrow to see where we will be next.