Does travel make you more creative? More compassionate?Yes, if you travel with those intentions.
On our fourth day, the itinerary was to do a short hike to the next village. But because of the weather, and also we really liked this town and did not have enough time here the day before, we decided to not take that last leg. We enjoyed our morning here in Narai, even though it was a bit rainy.
It is a small town and we still had time before we were to catch our train, so we referred to a flyer at the train station about sites to see. A shrine in which there are 200 jizo was near the station, so we went there.
When we got back to Kyoto, we checkd into our hotel again, and then went out to eat at the Kyoto Station. There is a floor that has a few choices of restaurants and we settled on a tonkatsu one. They give you a mortar and pestle with sesame seeds, and you grind the seeds, then finish your sauce with the selection on the table. It was very oishii.
I have traveled quite a bit, and am using this page to record some memories. Travel is a wonderful education, expanding your view of the world, of other cultures, of the beauty of diversity.