The train left us in Kyoto. We took a taxi to Hotel Mume.
We had picked this hotel because it was closer to a class Mike was taking the following day (pre-cursor to the conference). It was a good thing I had made a list of all our hotels with
their phone numbers - the taxi driver had trouble finding HotelMume and needed to call them. The hotel was as lovely as it had seemed on its web site and in its trip advisor reviews...
but hotel pictures would have to wait until after a much needed lunch! They recommended a ramen restaurant within walking distance - it was perfect! Best ramen we had in Japan.
After lunch, we explored the area a little...
and then went back to Hotel Mume!
Breakfast and bar area on the main floor:
the hallway outside our room:
Next order of business was to walk to an ATM...
...at the local 7-11!
Then, we walked cross town to the Heian Jingu Shrine.
Looking back at the main street from the shrine:
These little dudes are dangerous - they get their own cages:
The path now leads to Chionin Temple:
Hey - who's that? It's Mike's advisor, Ryan O'Hare, and his wife, Lisa Wong. They had arrived in Kyoto that afternoon
and were taking the trail in the opposite direction. Ryan and Lisa had spent a year in China for his sabbatical and would be
going back to Colorado after the conference.
That evening, we had a lovely dinner at a restaurant Mike found, and he discovered his love of pachinko parlors.
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