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Day 12

Hiroshima to Kyoto

sunny 12 °C
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We check out as late as we can having organised our bags to be forwarded to Kyoto and wander almost bag free to the Shinkansen. We've completely worked out the train system and are almost locals now (sure Nat, keep dreaming). The JR pass makes it so easy that it's ridiculous.

On the train, travel for a couple of hours and we're here - Kyoto. I've moved our hotel to one in the centre of Gion having decided I didn't need the safety of the train station or a Western brand. Quick taxi ride over to the hotel and we're informed that they're expecting our luggage to arrive the next day (as we knew) and they'd bring it to our room.

We decide to just have a day of planning our week (and I had planned to catch up on my blog but napped instead!). We look at restaurants and find a yakitori (chicken on a skewer) joint that looks good and we make a reservation for 7.

We catch an uber over and I'm not 100% certain if it's the right place and I'm not sure I've got the language skills to check. Next time I will - as it was our place and we ended up having to wait half an hour to get a table!

But man was it worth the wait. Literally ate some of the best chicken I've had in my life and it was all so cheap. 5,600 yen for the 2 of us including alcoholic drinks.

That's really the highlight of today - no great detail (and I don't want to get too far behind!).

Here's photos!


Posted by nattybats 09:27 Archived in Japan

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Short and focussed. How was the hotel ??

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