Rest Day

Today was our last day in Osaka before leaving for Hiroshima. And in typical travel fashion, we decided to rest and recuperate before another gruelling travel schedule.

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The alleys of Gion

The district of Gion is incredibly vibrant – traditional, wooden, Machiya merchant homes flank the walking paths. The many alleys that sprawl all over the area, are lined with shops, restaurants and teahouses.

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Fuji filter

As I write this, I’m on a bullet train to Kyoto – a 3hour ride which we almost missed. Christina and I were too busy tasting sake (at an awesome brewery in Fujiyomina) and lost track of time (not an intended pun on trains).

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6:30am

So the night out in Roppongi from the previous day (blog post here) turned into an excursion – we didn’t return back to our hostel till 6:30am the next day. We slept a couple hours then had to make our way towards Fuji.

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