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Imperial Palace & Kyoto Castle

Posted on : 01-05-2010 | By : Nathan | In : Travelogue

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Yesterday we got a really early start (because our sleep schedule was up-side-down). The days plan was to check out the Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Castle. These 2 places were really easy to find, as they are surrounded by gigantic parks. I added some good pics to the gallery of the parks and structures for you to check out. We spent most of the day walking through the various displays, and reading what little English we could find regarding the descriptions.

On our way back to the hotel for a power-nap, we stopped into a thai-indonesian restaurant and had some lunch. I tried sum-tum for the 1st time, and it was really freakin good. The place only sat a total of 10 people, so I guess you could call it “crowded” since there were 5 total people eating.

After to the power nap, we ventured out for the evening. We found an Irish pub called “the Gail”, which was gaijin friendly. After a $10.00 beer, we headed to get some dinner at the famous Coco Ichibanya. They are famous for their japanese curry, and are open 24/7. Wow, it lived up to it’s reputation … We went with a spice level of 3 (out of 9) and it about lit me on fire. I have to say, it looks like crap, but tastes AWESOME !

It was about 2 am after dinner, and neither of us were tired, so we headed out to find another bar that allowed foreigners. Taking the bartender’s advice from the Gail, we headed over to  a club called Sam & Dave’s. With a name like that, we had to be allowed in ;)   The cover charge was ridiculous, but the beer prices were pretty low. We stayed there hanging out and BSing for the rest of the night. There was a couple live DJ’s and decent music. We even heard “it’s time for the perculator”, so you know it was good! It was definitely a good time and the people watching alone was well worth the price of admission.

After 3 hours sleep, we are back up and going on the hunt for some temples. We are also going to try out hand at the subway today… Well, I will check in later. Thanks for reading.

unordinary: Be sure to check out the picture of me in the gallery eating fried octopus balls sold out of the back of a mini-van. It is classic !

Comments (2)

Fried Octopus balls?? I don’t think I could stomach that.. I am glad you found a good old Irish Bar to hang out in.. I can just imagine you grooving away to: it’s time for the perculator lol…

FRIED WHAT??? YECK . . . well they couldnt be to big . . . and if they deep fry them who could tell . . . have fun, stay safe . . .

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