Hangovers and sightseeing

Despite not feeling great (ok, that may be a small understatement) we were organised enough to go and see Kyoto’s Imperial Palace. I say “organised enough” because it actually required us to go to the Imperial Household Agency to register and get a pass 1/2 an hour before the tour started. This went surprisgingly smoothly, but once inside we realised that listening to a long tour with a bunch of annoying Americans asking stupid questions was actually quite hard work when our brains felt like candy floss. The Palace was pretty cool though, and the fact you had to book to go in meant it was refreshingly free of tourists.
As soon as it finished we headed off for some rejuvenating coffee and on the way there passed this crazy looking shop. I joked that it was the kind of place where you’d expect to see a dried lizard in a jar, and funnily enough, if you look carefully…

After coffee we wandered along the river, past a beatuful sunset, along a canal with freaky swirly waters, and on to Gion to start the evening in style…

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