The city does offer an all-day bus pass for 500 yen (about $6) that will take you anywhere in the city central. Destinations outside the city required a little extra money.
|Finding the right color, letter, and number! We can do this!|
...and came across a business man peeing on the side of the building. Not in an alley. Just dropped his fly and peed between a barber shop and an apartment building. It was an not an auspicious start to our Kyoto vacation.
|Check out my smaller-than-small size! Take that Trenta!|
Now we live in the Japanese version of the country. Really. So when we come across stores only in big ol' cities we just have to visit. So we did. There were so many nationalities represented (and come to think of it.. not many Japanese) that it became a game to try to figure out where each group was from. Oh, Starbucks. A glowing beacon in all the kangi, hirigana, and katakana.
"Attention all tourists. Meet and convene here before embarking on our confusing city. We are your last respite!"
Ahh. A little piece of home in this strange (yet exciting) country. Now to the temples and shrines - oh my!