21 March 2010

Taste of Japan: Day 0/1

After about 24 hours of traveling and little to no sleep the night before:




...we finally arrived in Kyoto! On the way, during our ride in Shinkansen - the infamous bullet train - we were greeted by this magnificent sight in the nearer-than-expected distance:




Although we were all ready to collapse in bed, we still had time for the necessary first meal in Japan at a nearby little restaurant that stayed open just for us:


(my order: konahe donburi = fish cakes, shittake mushrooms, and egg over rice)


And now, a nice low bed to rest my weary head:



Oyasumi nasai to day 1! (= good night)