Day 3: July 6, 2016
Today’s my mom’s 3rd death anniversary. I’ll just see you next month, mudra. Pramis.
We checked out from Hotel Mystays in Tokyo and travelled to Kyoto via Shinkansen (Bullet train). From the Kyoto station, we took a bus going to Hotel Mystays in Shijo-Nishinotoin. Checkin then rest for a while before going out.
First stop was at Nijo Castle. Buzzer beater because we were the last batch to be sold tickets to. Nakaka-haggard kasi panay ang reminder over the speakers that the main gate will be closing by 6PM. So mabilisang lakad lang inside the palace and ikot ikot sa garden. They have a vast garden. Gets ko na kung bakit 5PM pa lang, nagreremind na sila about closing time. Sa lawak kasi ng garden, malayo talaga lalakarin mo bago ka makabalik sa main gate hehehe.
From the palace, we went to Nishiki market. Since it was already past 6PM when we arrived, most of the shops were starting to close. Yung tipong while walking, saktong sinasarado na rin ng shop owners ang main doors nila hahaha. Anyway, tingin tingin lang naman balak namin. My friend tried the takoyakowith ice cream. Masarap naman daw.
From Nishiki market, our next target was Pontocho. This is a place where restaurants open up/extend their dining area facing the Kamo River. We got off a bus stop but it was near a shrine naman, whose name I can’t remember right now. We just checked out this shrine for a few minutes. From this area, we saw a river and establishments that look like restaurants so that must be the Pontocho hehe.
From the shrine, we went back to the hotel. Pagod at gutom na. We just had dinner at a restaurant near our place. Medyo nakakatanga kasi you have to order “online” at their computer. No English translation. Nagamit ko pagka software developer ko years ago dahil hinulaan ko lang ang mga buttons based sa placement nila sa screen hehehe. Tumama naman hula ko at nakakain kami ng masarap na dinner hahaha.
End of day 3.
To be continued.