Last weekend, I made the trek out to Kyoto with my brother and his friend. We left at 5:30 in the morning and took the bullet train, making it there in two and a half hours! I got to see Mt. Fuji and then fell fast asleep.
Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan, and although it isn't any longer it still holds a lot of really historic feeling from when it was. The overall feeling of Kyoto is much different than Tokyo. Over the course of two days we visited about ten temples, 8 Gardens, a castle, walked through a bamboo forest, saw real live geisha, and a whirlwind of other great events.
My brother and I both agree that we can't believe it had only been two days, it felt like we saw a week's worth of sites! The highlight was a hall that was filled with over a thousand statues that were guarding one huge Buddha right in the center. I can't post a picture because we weren't allowed to take any, but below are some pictures to give you a sense of our trip. Enjoy!