The sister and I arrive in Kyoto in the afternoon after a long JR train ride from Tokyo. I will blog about Japan's awesome train lines but for now, this is a blog post dedicated to us walking around aimlessly in Kyoto as we attempt to regain our consciousness (and try to soak up as much of the scenery!).
Our hotel was located about 10 minutes away from the Nishiki market. There's a lot to see and taste in the market but be warned, for some odd reason, we felt a bit "unwelcomed" here. The Japanese are usually accommodating towards tourists but perhaps due to an influx of rude/ misbehaving tourists lately, they seem to be a lot more reserved when they approach tourists.