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Posted on : 29-04-2010 | By : Nathan | In : Travelogue


I am finally here ! Japan has occupied the #1 spot on my “places to visit” for about the last 10 years & I finally made it.

It took a total of 27.5 hours of travel time since leaving my house to get to my final destination here at the ANA Hotel in Kyoto Japan. The hotel is super-plush, and the internet is included, so that is a huge plus. I think I will skip the $50.00 morning breakfast buffet though !  I did not get to see many sites on either of the trains we took to get here though, as it was only light for a few hours after I met up with Derek.

We decided to go out for a late dinner after checking in, but not much was open that late. We decided to go to a place that reminded me of a Japanese waffle house, open 24/7 serving popular Japanese dishes instead of waffles. It was affordable & tasty. and I got to order from a push button machine LOL.

We then ventured out to find a place to get a few beers. However, much to our dismay, it did not appear that any of the bars allowed “gaijins” (foreigners). We asked around and finally found an “American Dart Bar” which allowed us to come in and partake. We had a good time throwing darts and drinking a few beers. We crashed around 3:30 am after making it back to the hotel via taxi.

Hopefully we can find a few more “gaijin-friendly” bars. We are heading to check out the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Castle, as well as other cultural sites today. Should be a good time, so check back for more pics and updates.

Check the gallery for some new pics !

Comments (3)

Wow pics look brilliant.. Very Pretty!! glad you arrived safe and sound. I bet you where beat tired after all that travel. That is funny about the “gaijin-friendly” Bars lol… Hopefully the imperial Palace and Castle are friendly to foreigners. Have a great time.. ttyl. x

wow nate pics look cool.hope your having a great time..hahahahaha ”gaijin” haha thats so funny…..
i hope you have a great time……cant wait to see more pics….ttyl gaijin haha


This gaijin just posted some more pics for you to check out. Now that we have the lay of the land and an Irish bar to hang out at, we are good to !

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