Day 4: A Rainy Day in Kyoto

With some difficulty, I managed to get to my hotel. My room was near the top, and the whole hotel had a 1970’s-80’s feel to it. The whole of it felt like it was stuck in a different Era, much like the city it resided in. IMG_0911 IMG_0912

My hotel had one distinct advantage, it was directly across from the Shogun’s palace. As I mentioned in a previous post, the Shogun was the military leader of Japan, who held the royal family hostage, and ruled by proxy.  This was one of his Palaces.

IMG_0909 IMG_0906 IMG_0900 IMG_0898 IMG_0902Despite the rain or maybe because of it, I felt I was passing through time. The whole of Kyoto had that feel. It felt like a place lost in time, steeped in honor  and shrouded in myth. The whole of the place felt imposing as if the whole of it was pressing the weight of authority upon you.

IMG_0897 IMG_0894 IMG_0893 IMG_0892 IMG_0890 IMG_0889 IMG_0888 IMG_0887 IMG_0880 IMG_0883 IMG_0878 IMG_0879 IMG_0876 IMG_0875 IMG_0873 IMG_0868 IMG_0867 IMG_0866 IMG_0864 IMG_0862Though I didn’t capture any photos of it I was able to score a few bottles of premium Sake from a local vendor who’d set up shop in the park. So slightly inebriated I  left and crossed the old moat back into the modern world.

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