Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Cycling Around Kyoto

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the big tori-i
kamo-gawa

keibunsha
prinz
Cycling around Kyoto is so much fun, I truly don't know why I never tried it before! From where I stayed near Kawaramachi, I walked to Sanjo station and hired a bike - once I hit the road suddenly felt so free and it was great! I first headed for Keibunsha, the loveliest bookstore in Ichijoji where I found it extremely hard to say good bye to and stayed for quite a long time. Then I realised prinz, another place I always wanted to go to in Kyoto, was close by so I stopped by there for a lovely cup of tea in the sun room at the back overlooking their beautiful rose garden.

(will continue..)

20 comments:

  1. seems fun! i hvn't cycled around kyoto, but nara and arashiyama, n those were fun times! if you haven't, i also recommend cycling across the shimanami bridges!

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  2. oooh what a lovely place!! i would love to go to kyoto one day! i just had this conversation with my friends friends the other day, she was visiting from japan, and she said that in kyoto everyone is so very nice. as apposed to in osaka people are more blunt and rude. hahah do you find this true hikisan?!

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  3. cycling to see sights around a city seems to be very popular right now. The photos are beautiful as usual

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  4. being in kyoto really makes you wanna try biking, everyone is biking in a very stylish kyoto way !

    have a nice day, dear hiki

    :)

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  5. oh, wat a lovely take on tokyo (i don't know it though), but i guess the place never stops fascinating me. (i do not know why either.) and to view sight on a bike is just the thing!

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  6. you definately have your head screwed on as biking around kyoto is the way to go.
    when i lived there i biked from close to arashiyama all the way to shijo. (i was a high school student then, full of energy!)
    on a mama-chari too!

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  7. Interesting photos! I especially like the first and last ones.

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  8. i've heard kyoto is amazing to cycle around in, i plan on doing it the two days i visit this summer
    oh hiki, your posts always inspire my days and my daydreams! thank you for sharing

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  9. hi, if i may know what camera are you using?
    btw, i enjoy your pictrues, they're lovely! :)

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  10. Since i found your blog i love to see your wonderful pictures! i wish so much to go to Japan and especially to Kyoto one day - in case you have a good suggestion where to stay - let us know! :)

    Can't wait to see more Kyoto pictures!
    Barbara from Austria/Vienna

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  11. thank you for the tour, dear hiki!

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  12. how beautiful! I'll keep my eyes open in Kyoto for the places that you've mentioned. : ) the seventh picture reminds of me of Arashiyama. I'm going by there to visit the monkey park! I wish I was staying longer in Kyoto. ); but I know this won't be my last trip to japan. :)

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  13. Ohh... I love Kyoto!!! it`s so beautiful!!

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  15. GREAT ! (I did that too in Kyoto, and I almost dye once... In France we ride the other side od the road, and I was not really awake that morning...)

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  16. oh my god! I love Kyoto ! I've been there 2 times ! ikitai again !!!

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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