Kyoto, Japan – Day 4(b)

Many would rent bicycles and ride around the area for sightseeing.


Tenryuji (天龍寺, Tenryūji) is the most important temple in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city’s five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism.

Japan Guide

This was my second time here but first during the early fall. Many would sit outside and let the time pass by with the serene settings in front of them.

I expect the view to be much better after I leave.

By the time we left Arashiyama, the sun had set as sun sets at about 445pm during early November. We headed back to Kyoto station and found a shabu shabu place outside the station opposite the Kyoto station.

Seasoned baby squid sashimi – I thought to be too salty.

Local fish sashimi

Japanese version of Cesar salad.

Thinly sliced fresh pork.

The pork was so good that we had another portion, hot pot is just great for the cold weather.

Japan, 京都府京都市下京区東塩小路町901 京都駅ビル EAST ZONE 1F

Kyoto Tower in the night.


A hotel that combines the best of Kyoto’s stylish culture and Britain’s traditional heritage. The design is based on the arts and crafts of Scotland, particularly Edinburgh, its ancient capital. In fact Kyoto and Edinburgh are not only sister cities in name, but they also share many traits such as the lively street atmosphere and traditional culture. This hotel expresses the relationship between the two cities through its traditional architecture and warm atmosphere.

Hotel Monterey Kyoto

Reason for choosing this hotel as the reviews were not bad and it is walking distance to Shijo/Karasume area. Also, I had to book a room of three and this is not easily found in Japan hotels unless you pay a higher price. The average cost for our stay there was about S$86 per person with 3 months of advanced booking.

** Water that runs in this hotel is claimed to be mineral water from underground as stated in the hotel. Tea supposedly taste better **

〒604-8161 京都府京都市中京区饅頭屋町604


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  1. The Mind of RD Revilo
    Dec 04, 2012 @ 10:59:48

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