K-san however, managed to score one for the team. I don't him to surprise me--and he DID.
This wasn't my first visit to Kyoto. It was however, my first trip that didn't involve drinking under bridges with people I didn't really know, followed by a drunk round of karaoke.
We had originally planned on heading out bright and early at 8AM, but we had ended up drinking too much the night before and Kaz ended up crashing at my hotel. We both woke up at around 10PM, then decided K-san would run home, change, then we'd meet again at Osaka station at noon.
.....We ended up meeting at 1:00, both of us still feeling...well, hung over. But! We were troopers! And we still walked all over Kyoto taking random pictures and laughing at things that weren't even really that funny.
Aside from Kyoto Tower, we chose to stay away from major major tourist spots because neither of us felt like dealing with crowds. So, we went to smaller, still somewhat popular temples instead, and even got to watch a wedding!
After all that hiking, we headed to Kyoto tower so I could get my precious night view!
A year ago, I would have had no interest in Kyoto, it's Temples and it's history...but now...let me say, I wouldn't mind settling there.