|Shogunzuka Observatory view|
Kyoto can get pricey the closer you are to all the action so we booked Kyoto Garden Hotel which is a few minutes walk away from the touristy area around Nishiki Market. It ended up only costing us about $65 per night and later on we realized this hotel was actually only a block away from the Imperial Palace.
It was a nice sized room for a Japanese budget hotel . More importantly it had its own bathroom. I was really beat and was looking forward to just checking in to the hotel and calling it a night , maybe get some room service or taking a long nap. However my lovely wife has other plans for the rest of the night so we immediately started making our way back to the center of town . I couldn’t blame her though . There’s so much to see in Kyoto and we were only staying there for a measly 3 days.