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Trip to Kyoto

Polo Polo Follow Sep 30, 2012 · 1 min read
Trip to Kyoto
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I had the opportunity to spend some days in Kyoto. I am always amazed by this city. It is really great, there are so many temples to visit. To me the most breath-taking one is the Golden Pavillon aka Kinkaku-ji temple. It is just wonderful.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Apart from the temples and the gardens (including the rock garden which is a must see !) which from a cultural perspective are fascinating, what I liked most in Kyoto is simply how nice the people are. They are always willing to help you. The city is really quiet despite it is a rather big city and you feel calm in Kyoto.

One of the best part of my stay there, was that I could experience the Japanese traditional way of living. We found a Ryokan like place to stay offering some traditional apartments with tatami and so on. This was really a great place to stay in and that I would recommend to anyone who would like to visit Kyoto. It is was really great.

And of course, to get there, the Shinkansen is really an experience ! Those trains look so much futurist. You feel like you are in a Manga ;-)

Shinkansen in Kyoto station

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Hi, I am Polo. I have always been interesting in technology since I was a kid. I first started using a Macintosh LC back in the early 90s when I was 10. I have been fascinated by computer science ever since. I discovered the Internet when it was not so much widespread in 1994 and remained connected since. I finally ended-up studying Computer Science and particularly Distributed Systems. I am now an engineering manager.