Today we relocated from Tokyo to Kyoto, via Shinkansen.
In the a.m. we visited the Hama Rikyu Garden tea house for a cuppa.
Then we hopped onto the Shinkansen for a trip to Kyoto, at 250+ km.p.h.
We arrived at the ryokan (guest house / inn) near dusk, but had enough time to visit the festival by the river.
Back at the ryokan, we changed into yukata (robes) for the 9-course Japanese dinner served in our room. Then, time for a soak in the communal bath, and back to the room which had been fitted with futons while we were out.