Kyoto—time travel to the past (for old souls). Part I
Tokyo to Kyoto: My tour guide told me which side of the train to sit on so that I would have a view of Mount Fuji. I think I sat on the right side.
My not so healthy breakfast…
The place where I stayed had a view of the Kamo river, and in the mornings, I watched people riding their bikes to work.On one of the days, it rained, and I noticed men and women in suits biking as slow as molasses with their messenger bags/backpacks, and umbrellas in hand. Now, that’s what I call being able to maneuver through traffic.
I had one of my not so healthy breakfasts as I sat by river,
enjoying the view. There is also a Starbucks in the area with a perfect view of
the river. I wish there was one like it in Los Angeles.
If you go to Kyoto, it’s well worth getting a hotel by the river. You can go for long walks, meditate, and enjoy time slow down. Take a book to the unique Starbucks with lovely views. Also, the Gion district is within a walking distance. —a retirement villa in Northern Kyoto turned into Zen temple. I talk about this more in my book.