Japan's cultural capital surely does brighten you up with some of the outlandish autumn views:
We left from here late in the afternoon towards Kyoto. There is no direct bullet train from Hakone to Kyoto. So we had to switch a number of stations and buy additional passes for the ones that are not on the Japan rail network. It took us about 4 hours to reach Kyoto. We checked into our Airbnb for the night and had dinner right there with the hosts so we didn't have to go out at night.Our Airbnb at Kyoto was a traditional Japanese-style inn with a private garden. The stay in itself was an incredible experience.
Kyoto (Day 9-11) – Soak in the historic side of Japan in this former capital
They say that the best things happen when you least expect it. Ironically, and sadly in hind - sight, good things also come to an end. Japan was truly an amazing experience. I wanted to go to Japan for years now, and for various reasons - I wanted to walk amongst one of the most revered and respected people in the world. I wanted to attend a wrestling show in the land of professional wrestling, and I wanted to see the things which cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. In the beginning of March, I landed in Japan, and I did get to see all of that. I did get to watch and meet some of the best professional wrestlers in the world, I did get to see some of the most traditional places in the country, and I did get to experience what Japan was truly about.So a week before I wrapped things up, I went to Kyoto, one of the most magical places in the world. I roamed around the city, meeting people, getting a glimpse of the geishas and climb to the top of one of the shrines located in the mountains, from where I could see the entire city of Kyoto. I got to meet some of the tourists - From the US, Norway, France, Canada and even the Japanese, exchange weird road stories and have some fun. Kyoto is truly an amazing place, which you have to visit to understand the glitz and glamour of. At the end of the day, I had to return, but I will always remember the time I had walking amidst the flowers in the most perfectly orchestrated drizzle.