I'm in Kyoto! We keep extending the trip as we're having so much fun- I'm not ready to come back just yet. This is the first holiday I've had in such a long time, and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I'm seeing Kyoto from a completely different angle, exploring areas I had never seen before. I've been leisurely cycling around (Kyoto is best seen on a bicycle), hiking mountains, eating some of the best meals I've had in Japan, drinking quality sake, and just taking a much-needed break from hectic Tokyo life (although I am going back to very exciting new things!). I even took a small trip to Osaka, re-visiting my old stomping grounds, which was oddly comforting.
I can't wait to share about everything, I'm so in love with Kyoto!