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Day 8 – Kyoto

So our second day in Kyoto would be to explore various touristy attractions, getting off the train in the morning I found the design of their seats to be rather strange. Personally they looked like wheelchairs, don’t know if that’s intentional or not.

Wheelchair bench =D

Who knew Bonsai trees got so big, but looking at this one, I immediately felt it had a human stance to it. What do you guys think?

Big bonsais

Outside the train station there were a heap of stalls selling various kinds of foods, from onigiri, yakitori and steamed buns. I don’t think we went on any particular special day, so I’d assume they’re there to appeal to the travelers and tourists.

Food skewers

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Day 7 – Kyoto

So in the morning we decided to explore around the local area of Kyoto, first thing to visit were the Nishiki markets which were just up the road from where we were staying (Teramachi). It was primarily a food market with a large variety of fresh and packaged foods. Gavin and I headed off with our new friends Lilly and Isabella and because Ed and Tang were too slow, they were left behind.

Road we stayed on, through here were markets
Various market offerings

There was an interesting looking octopus dish that we decided to try out, bout 300 yen for one. It was octopus with quail egg inside the head, no idea how they get it inside there because there didn’t seem to be any cuts in the head or anything.

Red octopus with quail egg inside

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