Ohio from Kyoto!
So, Joe and I have now left Tokyo. We took the shikansen (bullet train) for three and a half hours to Kyoto, where we checked into Asia's No. 2 hostel (bested only by its partner in Tokyo). On the journey, we passed through the station Shinfuji - and a few moments later we were watching Mt. Fuji pass us by, shrouded in clouds but still looking majestic!
Kyoto's really nice, though we've not spent much time here yet since we dropped our bags off and grabbed some lunch before getting on a subway to Kyoto's Botanical Gardens and the Imperial Palace Park. They were both excellent; the former had hundreds and hundreds of cool and colourful plants, whilst the latter had a pond with HUUUUUUGE carp, turtles and ducks.
I've not got long so I'd best sign off here. More updates to come!