We’ve arrived in Kyoto, and found that walking round the station to get to the other side is quite a hike. Still we got to see how you go past modern buildings and suddenly find a traditional thing sitting there.

The first royoken, Shimizu, is down a narrow side street. It’s a modern one that looks traditional on the outside and in, but is more geared for comfort. We’ve got a traditional Japanese style room (expect photos later tonight). One thing that shocled us though was the Internet. I totally failed to find a connection in Tokyo, having to resort to using a cyber cafe, where as I am now stading in the room typing away (I found it too uncomfortable using the low table).