Kyoto

Day 15 – Downtown Kyoto

First thing today is to go back to the Costume Museum, which is happily open this time. It’s a cute one-room affair with a miniature-sized diorama of an Emperor’s palace, with little dolls of all the people in costume. Very nicely done, and you can also try on a full-size traditional robe and have photos …

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Kyoto

Day 13 – Arashiyama

Our plan for today is to do some ‘city’ stuff like museums, shopping and playing video games. First stop is the Costume Museum, just up the road from our hotel, only to find it’s mysteriously closed. I remember reading something about today being Kansai Culture Day, a semi-public holiday, so maybe that’s why. Hopefully it …

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