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so first day in kyoto 
24th-Nov-2008 12:21 am

Kyoto is a lot smaller than Tokyo and Osaka, and none of us had been there before. It's strange, it has a different atmosphere in some ways, with the buildings and the life there. Almost communist feeling...very gray. But still it's Japan and I love ^^

That first day we didn't do much, but we managed to go to the Shogun (so badass!) Palace. Then we mostly just chilled around the area of the hotel, going here and there. I had my first experience of a "media cafe", which is this AMAZING thing they have over there. Basically you pay to enter and for every hour you stay. There is free internet, free drinks, games, looots of books and comics and even shower. They tell me there are some in Tokyo with crazy consepts, but this one was enough to impress me ^^

"Froor Guide"

Anime character store

(it was still october, and already the christmas stuff...)

(no subject) - Anonymous
24th-Nov-2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Samuel is mine D:
(no subject) - Anonymous
24th-Nov-2008 08:17 pm (UTC)

lol we can share!! Tuesdays and Sundays are good for me.
(no subject) - Anonymous
25th-Nov-2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Sharing is caring.
26th-Nov-2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
there is enough of me for everybody ^^
(no subject) - Anonymous
25th-Nov-2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
Thank yooou :)
24th-Nov-2008 02:49 am (UTC)
What WAS that sign supposed to be about? Usually I can kind of tell what they meant but that one is baffling
25th-Nov-2008 08:56 pm (UTC)
The first part is probbably about not bringing drinks into the Palace area. The second part though...I have no idea.
24th-Nov-2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Cool photos, I like the 5th one of the canal. Too bad no ducks though, they really could of spiced things up :P
25th-Nov-2008 08:57 pm (UTC)

Haha no, no ducks...
24th-Nov-2008 03:54 am (UTC)
I still like the landscape pictures the best. Our stores had Christmas stuff up before Halloween was over too. But this is America, the land of the greedy shopper so that's to be expected here. Their media cafes have free showers? That's just weird.
25th-Nov-2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
Well I know many people go to these places when they miss the last metro. They spend their time there waiting for the subway to start running again. Then the showers make more sense...
24th-Nov-2008 04:03 am (UTC) - People of Kyoto
The people of Kyoto seem so depressed, maybe they should listen to ABBA.
The photos are beautiful, keep them coming. Buy any characters in the Anime store?
25th-Nov-2008 08:59 pm (UTC) - Re: People of Kyoto

No not in this one, it was very expensive. There were some others in Tokyo and Osaka though and we bought stuff there. Actually a loooot of our time in Japan is spent in little or big shops. I just don't take many photos there that's all.
24th-Nov-2008 04:10 am (UTC)
beauuuutiful pictures :)
25th-Nov-2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
thankyooou :)
24th-Nov-2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
That bus picture is one of your very best. :)
25th-Nov-2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
24th-Nov-2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
lol Engrish. Crassic!

Kyoto's a lot more traditional right?

How come all these people don't mind you photographing them!?

I love the idea of the media cafe ^^ I want some in Europe!
24th-Nov-2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
with shower, of course!
der olafson
25th-Nov-2008 09:01 pm (UTC)
Yes it is more traditional...but sortof in a touristy way...

I think there is one in Paris, but I don't know how successful it has been.
24th-Nov-2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
Your pictures remain me when I was in Japan. It was wonderful. Such an amazing place. By the way, did you see any Geisha? Because I didn't. What about food? Superb...
25th-Nov-2008 09:02 pm (UTC)
Well the "real" Geisha barely exist anymore, so no. We saw some girls dressed like that tough :)
25th-Nov-2008 06:32 pm (UTC) - ^^
25th-Nov-2008 09:03 pm (UTC) - Re: ^^
26th-Nov-2008 12:10 am (UTC) - Re: ^^
Made me laugh, but it is so wrong.