Hey, you have an idea there. If there's a way to do it legally, I could try to talk up some sponsorship. ;)

--ebu, 05-Oct-2003


Now that I examine the idea in daylight as well... Yeah, it might actually be a good idea.

You know what they say: "Any excuse to party..."

--JanneJalkanen, 06-Oct-2003


Well I guess you must have worked out your Kyoto stay by now. Yes 40,000円 is a bit much, even by local standards.

Two days there should be enough, but warning, it is rather spread out. Some time about a thousand years ago, to keep meddling priests out of politics, temples were forcebly moved out of the Kyoto city area, thus most of the Kyoto places-to-see are all spread out on the outskirts of the city. I recommend going to Nara, about an hour (I guess, can't remember exactly, it's been a while), out of Kyoto on the train, and you can see everything worth seeing, in the one area, in an afternoon or morning. There is a daibutsu (big buddha) and a national museum amongst other things. Watch out for the deer, they will insist on being fed if you remain in their vicinity :)

Of course you don't want to miss the main sights in Kyoto, e.g. Kinkakuji, so may be you'll not have the time with only two days all up.

--MurrayG, 13-Oct-2003


Thanks for the tips =). We found a nice, relatively cheap ryokan in the relative vicinity of Kyoto center. Back to Tokyo on Tuesday.

--JanneJalkanen, 13-Oct-2003



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