Maiko won´t stop for a picture
If you go to Gion at the beginning of the evening to make some pictures of Maiko, bear in mind they won´t stop for you!
They run on their high healed shoes through the streets to their next appointment. So take a fast film in your camera.....
From the airport to Osaka or kyoto
From the airport, you can take the haruka limited express to the cities of osaka and kyoto. From outside the airport, there is a JR shop/counter whichever you want to call it. Exchange for your JR pass there (we had a 2-day JR west pass). For non reserved seats, it's cars no 4,5,6. They also divide it into smoking and non-smoking. It take about 1hr to reach kyoto.
I recommend you take the haruka if you have the pass, if not, it's not cheap at 2000+yen for a ticket to kyoto. The JR west rail pass we bought costs 4000yen for unlimited travel for 2 days. You have to buy the pass outside of Japan.
Na stanici bolo neskutocne...
Na stanici bolo neskutocne velke mnozstvo restauracii, takze na prechadzku mestom mozete vystartovat najedeni, ak mate cas a chut zastavit sa v niektorej z nich. Obcas Vas pristavia pionierky v kimonach, ktore su sucastou reklamnej kampane nejakej firmy. Nas zastihli devy propagujuce telefony VODAFONE.Su na uvodnom obrazku:)
Name Kiyomizu Temple ...
Name Kiyomizu Temple
According to legend, Priest Enchin built his hermitage and a small chapel here in 778 A.D. With support from General Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, the Temple was erected in 798.
Many of the present buildings were reconstructed between 1631 and 1633 by order of Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa.
Kyoto's Historic Jewel
The shogun's Kyoto home and its gardens are well worth a couple of hours to see.
The nightingale floors are an experience all in themselves.
The surrounding gardens with a pond are also very beautiful.
The only negative is that photography is not allowed inside the palace.