Guide to Japan: Kyoto Part 2

It's 9:30am and our hungry stomachs lead us to Paul bakery in the Daimaru Department store in downtown Kyoto. One minute prior to the store opening, a gussied up man in a bellman uniform and a woman looking like a classy flight attendant open the doors with great pomp and circumstance. The woman gives a … Continue reading Guide to Japan: Kyoto Part 2

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Guide to Japan: Kyoto Part 1

A two-hour ride on the shinkansen and we're in Kyoto. It quickly became apparent on the brief walk to our hotel that Kyoto's beauty lies within the shrines, temples, mountains, and gardens that surround the city and not in the urban fabric itself. (Although there was something really beautiful about the bathroom mirror in our … Continue reading Guide to Japan: Kyoto Part 1