A view of the Kamogawa river from a bridge near Shijo.
Kiln has a cafe on the first floor and a restaurant upstairs, where I had lunch.
There were three options hamburgers, chicken, or Hiroshima steak-I went for the later, as it seemed inappropriate to eat hamburgers in Kyoto.
On the way to the hotel I stopped by Sugimoto Family House, a large town house, comprising over 15 rooms, with a complex organization, linked to the family's activities. Built in 1743 it has no walls or windows; rooms are placed side by side. The house belongs to the Sugimoto family that made its fortune trading material for kimonos. The building contains a shop, family living quarters and employees' living quarters. Maybe I should have paid the ¥1500 to see the inside-still time to do so...
The old reliable The Palace Side Hotel, which is across from the Imperial Palace and not far from Ted's house and the location for the wedding tomorrow-Kamigamo Shrine.
Inside the Imperial Palace garden.
More of the Kamogawa river.
On my way to see the cherry blossoms at Heian Shrine.
The site of Ted and Lai Yong's wedding, Kamigamo Shrine.
A gift with the shrine's crest on a sake cup.
Outside the reception venue, The Sudoah Higashiyama .
Sea Bream and yuba.
Grilled beef loin with soy sauce.
Green tea cake with strawberry short cake.