Blossom in Kyoto
I took quite a while deciding on our places to stay while in Japan but quite a few were booked by chance because of good offers on at the time. One of these hotels was for our stay in Kyoto, it was a little out of the city and near the International Conference centre. When we arrived at the metro station I realised that this was the place where the Kyoto Protocol was signed. Not only a place of huge international significance the area was lovely. There was a park nearby that was so quiet and tranquil it seemed a million miles away to the chaos of Tokyo train station where we were a few hours before.