Took a train from Osaka and then a bus from Kyoto Station. Its kinda interesting what the mind remembers. In this case, I vividly recall falling asleep on the bus and woke up to find the bus fare I was holding in my hands missing.
Lesson learnt, always keep your bus fare in your pockets.
Anyway, we were at Kyoto in the day to check out Kinkaku-ji and only arrived at Gion in the evening when the sky was already dark.
A peek into the streets of Gion. We strolled down very briefly and found it to be filled with rather high end restaurants.
A few thousand origami paper cranes containing the wishes and blessings of those who left it there.
Thinking back, our trip to Japan was really too short and we only managed to spend a couple of hours in Kyoto itself excluding the traveling time from Osaka.
We’ll be back Japan! XOXO.