Planet of Doom

Slowing Down

Posted on April 8, 2011

Kiyomizudera Temple. Kyoto's most popular temple.

I spotted this. A place to conveniently charge your iPhone or iPod. So when you're done being spiritual you can make a phone call or put on your favorite playlist and jam out looking like an idiot.

People were drinking the water falling down from the spring.

Someone dropped their water collecting stick. When I saw the staff go to collect it from the water, I snuck by and tried doing it too. I'm not sure why people do this, but I did it regardless.

After we did the general tourist stuff, we went to Izuju. A 100 year old sushi resturant with a renown reputation for preparing some of Japan's best 'Kyoto style" sushi.

Then we spent our night around Osaka and went to Key Coffee, which has been run by this man for nearly 40 years. Doing single cup pour overs and using a Bialetti stovetop espresso maker, this guy does things right.