For the second time we got a little early morning wake up. I hit the snooze, pretended to go back to sleep as Ben got completely ready and then threw something on in five minutes as he was heading towards the door.
Once out however I was as usual, ravenously hungry. As with other train stations, this one had amazing food options. I wanted to get pastries but almost got a croissant taiyaki aka Japan’s version of a cronut. A croissant Taiyaki. (Taiyaki being a red bean filled waffle-y pancake fish).
Needless to say after some really intense train riding, we made it to the bullet train. The ride was smooth and incomparable to any transportation I’ve taken to get from any point A to point B. A short nap and a few secret photos of me drooling later, we arrived in the beautiful, sleepy and that day, rainy city of Kyoto.
We had some time to walk around, our first stop would be the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. We made it to about ten minutes into the walk when I pulled us over for some famous Kyoto Matcha Green Tea Frozen Yogurt. Despite the rain it was refreshingly unsweetened and rich.
Ben being jealous of my snack and sharing the froyo with me…stopped us for my snacks literally at the front of the entrance. I have to say though, maybe best curry puff I’ve ever had.
Finally, we made it!
At this point in my blogventure, I’ve deleted so many pictures. Sorry for the overload guys! We only had a few hours in Kyoto and did as much as we could! Our last stop was a few subway stops away at the Nishiki Food Market.
I will present these without comment. We had a whirwind few hours of snack eating and then headed back home to Hotel Ueno. Sayonara Kyoto!