日本 day3 | leaving Kyoto (京都), on to Kobe (神戸市)

December 29 Leaving Kyoto (京都) was a little bit of a disappointment; I felt like I had just begun to unlock that city.  I still think I got just a peek.  As Face and I left, we saw quite a few signs that were telling us not to leave (resulting in what we are going Read More …

日本 day2 | bike-a-thon: temple of the Golden Pavilion & the mountainside of 10,000 gates

December 28 Borrowing some bikes, the four of us (Aaron, Chad, Malia & myself) biked Kyoto from top to bottom.  On our agenda began with an unsuccessful stop at Nijō Castle (二条城) due to New Year’s preparations.  We proceeded to Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺)/ “the temple of the Golden Pavilion” in northern Kyoto (京都) where there was Read More …