Just a few more things you should do while in Kyoto (although I certainly didn’t get to do it al):
- Sit on the river for a while. It is a bit different to other big city rivers in that (at least the bit we were sitting on) wasn’t really made a big thing of. There are some old, stilted restaurants along one bit but we just sat outside and enjoyed the peace.
- If it is raining head to the National Museum of Modern Art. It was interesting to see some Modern Japanese art particularly in its home country.
- If you head to the Museum there is a great little coffee shop called Noma across the canal (last two photos). They make delicious scones with a Japanese twist and some gorgeous iced-tea. There is also a little shop next door which has a collection of vintage and designer items. We couldn’t help but buy a little glass house when we went back for a second visit (because the shop was closed the first time around).
- We didn’t eat out too much when in Kyoto but there was a vegetarian macrobiotic restaurant, called Choice, basically opposite the Airbnb we stayed in. It was a little pricey but the food was really good.