Seems early to us, but there was no where we fancied drinking on the way back to the ryoken and it was starting to get cold, so an evening of planning is ahead.

Kyoto main JR railway station is a controversial building. All I can say is wow – especially from the inside. The amount of shopping there is over-rated, but with 2 floors of places to eat, it’s where we ended up for a rather nice tonkatsu meal and a beer.

One thing that did cross my mind during the start of the experience is that while we were able to ask for a table for two, and later to order, we didn’t know how to respond to the question over smoking/non-smoking. Must work it out.