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Kyoto, Nara and Uji


Kyoto is the former capital of Japan, a city with over 1,600 temples apparently, so it obviously attracts a lot of tourism. We got the train from Fuji in two and a half hours, then walked a mile to where we were staying, and with heavy backpacks on, and in the cold, that wasn’t easy, but it seems to get easier the more we do it.

We checked in to the room and went for a walk around the back streets to explore the city; in places it is empty, in other places busier than Tokyo, everything is still very Japanese, but with a little more western influence than Tokyo. There are quite a few European Restaurants around, and perhaps more English spoken in the city centre.

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