I’m Daniel Stenberg, a UI/UX designer from Stockholm. I also do a bit of hobby photography.

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Japan – Day 9 – Kyoto

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We left the Ryokan early in the morning and went to get to tube, but in different directions. Tobias was flying back to Stockholm and I was going to Tokyo station to take the Shinkansen to Kyoto.

Since I did’t buy the Rail pass in advance I started to get a bit worried how much it would cost me to buy the ticket the same day. I recommend you to actually look in to that, might be worth it even if you’re only going to one more city…
A good thing though is that I got to try the fastest train (Nozomi N700), which the rail pass doesn’t cover.


I checked in at my hostel, K’s House. I’m going to spend 4 nights here, sharing with 7 other people. I hadn’t read much about it, but trusted the high ranking.

I left most of my stuff and went on walk to find a quiet café to spend the afternoon in, avoiding the rain. Because rain season have now started.


I found a place called efish overlooking the river, people sat there to work, read, and to write their memoirs. It was quiet and friendly.

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I ordered a tuna sandwich and to my surprise it was served with potato mash, realised how miss potatoes.
I spent most of the day there, gathering my thoughts and planning what I should do next. I still needed to find a place to stay in Osaka after these four days.

When it got dark I went back to the hostel to see what the bar was like.
Such friendly staff, I sat by the bar and chatted about living abroad over a beer for a while. Until the girl a couple of seats away from me said that East London was no good. So we ended up chatting. Until a older man walked in and sat down next to me. I spent two hours listning to his stories, he didn’t really want to hear my view of things. An interesting man, but I felt a bit sorry for him, he seemed to regret a lot of things in his life.


I’m Daniel Stenberg. A user experience/interface designer from Stockholm. (I also do a bit of hobby photography)

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