Kyoto part 1: Bamboo-zled by beauty

Leaving Nagoya behind in the rearview mirror (it’s doubtful that trains have these but go with me on the metaphorical ride here), my shinkansen sped towards Kyoto, the former capital of Japan, some 40 mins to the southwest. Where Tokyo boasts of the present and future successes of the Japanese economy, Kyoto showcases, in poetic…