Month: January 2013

Japan Day 10, Part 2: Gion, Geishas, and Gardens

<p>After spending the morning <a href="">going in circles</a>, we once again left our hotel, and walked to the train station. This time we went to the station nearest us, which - go figure - was not a JR Station. However this time, we had an actual goal in mind.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Double decker train"/> </span> <p>At <a href="">Son's</a> suggestion, we were heading to the Gion area of Kyoto - an area famous for its

Japan Day 10, Part 1: In which we end up right back where we started

<p>Our first whole day in Kyoto was such a jam-packed day that I'm splitting it into three posts. Looking back, I can hardly believe we managed to fit so much into one day... and yet can now totally understand why I was so sore I could barely move that night.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Kyoto street"/> </span> <p>We started the morning off walking to Kyoto station from our hotel.</p> <span class="bigPic"> <img src="" alt="Curry pan"/> </span> <p>We stopped by a tiny