The next morning I headed to Kyoto station, destined for Arashiyama.
I boarded a train, and was away.
I’d accidentally caught an express train that didn’t stop at the correct stop.
This, however, provided a great opportunity to get some more photos, and since I was using a JR rail pass, it wasn’t a costly mistake either!
Eventually I arrived at the correct station.
I set off on foot, heading for the monkey park.
I came to the edge of the town, with a bridge across to the monkey park.
I headed up towards the monkey park…
Unfortunately, it was closed due to the snow… Fortunately, there was plenty more to see and do.
I headed back over the bridge.
From there, I traced my way along the river, and up some slippery, slushy cobblestone steps.
I climbed higher up the incline…
Slipping, sliding, and convinced I was about to end up in the river over the side, I eventually managed to scramble up the slippery steps, being overtaken by locals wearing flats and converse…
It was worth it for the view.
After admiring the view, I headed down the opposite side, hoping the way down would be a bit easier.
On the way down, I ended up in a bamboo forest.
I reached the town and headed for the train station.
Later that evening, I set out for downtown Kyoto via the metro.
I headed for a highly rated sake bar.
A few drinks later, I wandered off in search of dinner, eventually finding a good looking Udon restaurant.
After dinner, I wandered through downtown Kyoto, down some very aesthetic alleyways, in search of more bars.
Eventually, I ended up at a rock themed bar.
After a few drinks, it was time to call it a night.
On my way back to my hotel I made a drunken decision to pick up an ice cream from a convenience store.